MSNBC story pages


MSNBC has redesigned and relaunched their story page design. Really focusing more on reader engagement than simple page views. There’s so much going on in these pages it’s overwhelming for sure. I do like the little icons that hover over on the right hand side of the page so you can anchor down to the section of the page you want. Nice touch for heavy content like this.

I really like this, I normally pull my hair out when I encounter an article I want to read on a “news” website and they do that “pageination” thing just to drive up page views for their advertisers. Nothing takes me out of a good read than “next page”…

There’s a great post over on about this, the choice to focus on engagement over page views. Really great stuff to think about.


Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.