This week we look at trading blows and shoot-em-ups, where the news business went wrong, and some interesting thoughts on design …
Beautiful Editorial Designs of the Week
The New York Times produces another stunning being of narrative, with some fantastic animated illustrations.
Another highly polished review from Vox – with a really nice animation effect where the frames of a movie clip of a helicopter flying through the city animates as you scroll.
News and Links
The schedule for this year’s Books in Browsers looks fantastic.
A critique of the “Snowfall” style of story-telling, with some valid points about signal-vs-noise and not distracting your readers.
Neiman Labs has a beautifully designed and in-depth discussion of what caused the decline of the traditional “news business” and how the web took over.
Barnes and Noble suffers losses, and commits to focussing on retail and the Nook.
A look at digital book cover design, and how it differs from hard-copy designs.
Bill Adair has some great thoughts on how e-books can use multimedia and extra material to make them more than just an electronic replica of the printed version, and serve the reader better by doing more.