“A multiplatform, responsive redesign for the web, especially with a new focus on ads, often signals that a media company is pulling back some of its energy from its native apps, but Adelman and Larson say that isn’t the case here; it’s more that the NYT is taking elements from its native apps and one-off, designed stories like the acclaimed “Snow Fall,” and making them part of the everyday web platform.”
“When it comes to online audiences, design is the hook while content is the line that reels them in. Your audience will spend a split second deciding whether they trust you or not, and they’re not going to use that time to dig into your content. Your design needs to grab them — and fast.”
One of the best bits about the new technology is the fact it enables a standardised experience across a range of different platforms: laptops and PCs, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs – with an HTML5 site you’ll be able to browse the same content and get a near identical experience whatever you’re using.
“The design is all about simplicity, desirability and authenticity.”
The future for HTML5 also looks exciting, thanks to Web Platform Docs. As a founding steward, Nokia has been instrumental in the creation of Web Platform Docs, which is a community website that provides all the relevant tools for developers without the need to visit multiple sites.