If you’ve been coming to my blog on a semi permanent basis you probably know that I’m the Design Director of Daylife. Daylife is an online news service that allows publishers to collect a lot of info of interesting topics on the web. One of the platform tools that we’ve been designing is called Daylife Select. Underneath that hood a publisher has a lot of tools available to to sculpt news that isn’t just comprised of one publisher, but as many as a reader wants. I figured I’d throw that out there before I mention my latest post.
At the moment I can’t think of two more interesting topics these days then Banksy and the Iran Elections. Keeping that in mind I made two pages that collect a lot of what’s being said on the news about those two things. However if you compare the pages side by side of tweaked the modules slightly. They’re both image intensive, however I moved some of the other text based elements around a bit to their strengths. Because news is fluid I’m planning to shift those news modules (articles, photos, tweets, videos and quotes) around depending on how the relevancy shifts over time.
If you’re curious about those two topics in the news, you can read and see Banksy at http://topics.designnotes.info/page/banksy and the Iran Election at http://topics.designnotes.info/page/iranelection.