• gdprice

    On a related note…

    It’s worth (http://firstlook.blogs.nytimes.com/prototypes/#skimmer)

    mentioning that they New York Times has provided an

    (http://prototype.nytimes.com/gst/articleSkimmer) “Article Skimmer”
    prototype since

    (http://firstlook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/13/sunday-browsing ) early

    2009 when it was described in this article.

    “Here at The Times, we often hear a common story of usage from our
    customers: Reading the Sunday Times, spreading out the paper on a
    table while eating brunch. For many of our customers, this ritual is
    fundamental to their enjoyment of the weekend, and its absence would
    be jolting. [Snip] Instead, our focus was on the fundamentals of the
    experience. It is empowering to spread so much information out on a
    table, so we spread as many stories as we can fit into the space of
    your screen. It is easier and more relaxing to scan a surface of
    information than flip through a stack, so information is laid out in a
    rigid two-dimensional grid. The sections do not flip into place;
    instead, they slide up and down. If you want to imagine the whole of
    the content as a giant uncut scroll of paper, don’t let us stop you.”

    In June, 2009
    (http://prototype.nytimes.com/gst/articleSkimmer/) “Article Skimmer”
    had its third release.

    You can (http://firstlook.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/18/article-skimmer-update-all-the-news/)
    read about it here.

    The third release prototype has (according to the paper):
    + Improved Navigation
    + Arrow Keys: Even More Useful (Many users have expressed delight at
    being able to move around the article skimmer using the up and down
    arrow keys. Now you can move between pages using the left and right
    arrow keys.
    + The Addition of the Times Wire

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