April 18, 2014 Last Updated 1:52 pm

Boston Globe unveils redesigned new beta website for Boston.com

New site incorporates more visual elements – photos, video and graphics

Press Release:

Boston, Mass. – April 18, 2014 — Boston.com has unveiled a redesigned website for desktop and mobile platforms that is more responsive and easier to navigate. The mobile redesign launched last month and the desktop redesign launched in beta this week.

The new Boston.com features an elegant black and white design that is crisp and modern, with a continually updated stream of news and feature stories that focus on all things Boston.

BostonCom-beta-web-screenThe new site incorporates more visual elements – photos, video and graphics – to deliver news and tell stories in ways that readers have come to expect today. Boston.com content will also be easier to navigate and share from a mobile device with its responsive design that adjusts the content to your screen.

“Since it launched in 1995, Boston.com has become one of the largest regional news websites in the country, and we want it to continue to be as vibrant and dynamic as the community serves,” said Andrew Perlmutter, Boston Globe Media executive vice president. “We are refining the site to improve the reader experience, making it as easy and enjoyable as possible to discover, experience, and share our content.”

The newly enhanced Boston.com will remain free for readers and will continue to appeal to those looking for a wide-ranging online experience that includes: breaking news and sports coverage; award-winning photography; entertainment and business updates; travel tips and features; lifestyle blogs; and local job and real estate listings.

  • Gordon Brooks 4 years ago

    The new site is somewhat frustrating to use in an IPAD. The different elements are always opening over each other.

  • Brent 4 years ago

    New design is awful. The flat design fad and “design everything to cater to mobile” craze is killing websites. Looks terrible on a desktop. If you want to make the site good for mobile, just make a custom CSS for it. But don’t make the desktop site look awful too.

  • Dale Sundstrom 4 years ago

    It is incorrect to continue using the term “beta” once you put a new design on your main production website for the general public to use. This suggests a poor command of the English language, lack of attention to detail, and a half-baked production website.