Sploid Redesign

On Sploid's redesign and what it could mean for the presentation of video and photo news online.

Nick Denton's Sploid tabloid blog has been redesigned and I like it. The list of stories is done in blocks, and when it comes to photos you mouse over them to get a get a brief description of the stories they link to.

This presentation of photos reminds me of the Rocketboom archive, which really struck me when I first saw it as at clever way to thumb through past videos.

And it makes me wonder whether we're seeing the beginning of a template for creating a table of contents for video or blogs that people will soon begin to copy. Remember how everyone in the early days of directories copied Yahoo and then Google and how those different design sensibilities affected sites across the Web? (Via Blog Herald)

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