Smashing Magazine has launched its lovely new design, but more importantly, it has launched its lovely new business model. Ads are gone. Patronage is in. This is a resource worth supporting.
45 years ago today.
Some good-lookin’ stats from a responsive redesign:
Total page views, a metric we were prepared to see go down with the redesign, are up by 27%. Unique visitors per week are up 14% on average and visits per week are up on average 23%.
The Ballardian beauty of a dying Baikonour.
There’s some good advice here about launching a new design without pissing off your users (too much).
So long, Juno. Call me when you get to Jupiter.
A great narrative by Peter Nixey detailing the ups and downs of launching a web app (Clickpass in this case).
Ning has relaunched as a roll-your-own-social-network service. I guess that leaves Yahoo Pipes unchallenged in the roll-your-own-mashup field.