First, I’m a fan.

The redesign will do wonders for information architecture (visual heirarchy on the homepage, as well as throughout the site) and for communication of context (see slide #5). Check out a full article and slideshow preview.

Second, because we all get sharper when we cut our teeth on one another’s bones, my one persnickety comment:

I don’t understand the need for a “New” badge to indicate the most recently published stories. What is that feed of titles if not the most recently published? There’s a brief note on videos being organized along matrices of both publication date and popularity, but I didn’t see a similar note for featured articles.

Still, big ups. This is a refreshing redesign, and I’m looking forward to the launch.