The Globe Gets Some Colour In Its Cheeks
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The Globe Gets Some Colour In Its Cheeks

You’ll have to battle through a few error pages to enjoy it, but the Globe and Mail‘s website has, as of this morning, a fancy (and quite nice) redesign. Editor-in-Chief Edward Greenspon talks all about it in a video, how it’s “more colourful” and “more dynamic,” and—teasingly—how it will feature a regional Toronto “hub” that seems to not yet exist but that we’ll surely be keeping our eyes on.
While there are more than a few things that could be a little better and that will hopefully change soon (like the over-abundance of white space on articles that don’t have photos), there are a few significant improvements, the foremost of which is the toolbar along the very top of the site, which is both far prettier than what there was before and much more functional, featuring a search that seems much, much improved. (We found articles written about Torontoist that we didn’t know existed!)
The Globe‘s commenters—asked for feedback by Greenspon in the video—seem not to like it (“Are your continuing website failures merely a subtle way to get people to buy print copies instead?”), but they also basically hate everything in the universe.