A stop over at Travel + Leisure’s web site reveals a link to the revamped site design (click here to preview it). The most noticeable difference is the 2.0-esque widening of the site itself, a clear improvement on the narrow, crowded interface of the old design.
The white background has been supplanted by a cool, icy blue motif behind the logo and the navigation bar has been simplified and cleaned up. But most noticeably and perhaps most annoyingly, the feature article section that used to list each article from top to bottom by date, has been replaced with the oh-so-annoying, trendy slideshow graphic. Except for the fact that I’m not a fan of having to wait for the slideshow to cycle through to see what articles I’m being presented, I don’t like the fact that we only see the five articles that they chose to highlight, whereas before they listed over 20 articles.
I, TheExpeditioner.com, give the new site . . . wait for it . . . 2 1/2 stars out of 4.
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