Economist.com has unveiled a demo version of its new homepage and is asking for readers’ feedback before it goes live on Monday.
In an e-mail to newsletter subscribers, the new design is described as “an evolution, not a revolution” and explains that the preview has been created “so that the change does not come as too much of a surprise on Monday”.
The new design includes many of the features that have been on many news sites in recent years, such as “most read” and “most commented” lists.
Guardian creative director Mark Porter notes that “the picture trails at bottom right bear a striking resemblance to a feature of a well-known newspaper site”.
Update 12/5: With the redesign now live, Economist.com has published a letter from the editor explaining the redesign. It notes that readers can influence what appears on the “most recommended” list by clicking the “recommend” button that appears next to the text of each story.