Mark Bult Design: San Francisco, CA, Established 1988

Web design and development for small and large business, e-commerce, b2b, b2c, SAAS, and community websites. User experience design and usability testing.


Wednesday, October 18, 2006

CNET's new look and sexy new gadgets blog

CNET.com has introduced a redesigned header and footer for all the "redball" sites, CNET.com, News.com, Download.com, Shopper, and Reviews.

Gone is the all-yellow background and the black and dark green has been fading away for several months. They adopted the blue link color I specified for Download.com in January and borrowed a few things from Webshots (like the prominent yellow search bar) and some of the last Download.com designs I did.

Now the site looks light and airy by comparison. They still have a ways to go, but this is not a criticism. Having worked there, I know how immensely difficult it is to redesign such a massive site with thousands of pages, dozens of pagetypes, and scores of use cases and user-states.



Incidentally, they also introduced yesterday a sexy new gadgets blog called Crave, which will go up against the likes of Engadget, CrunchGear, and Aurum3's NewTech.

tags: webdesign, design, cnet, tech, gadgets

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