“Nothing short of astonishing….”

Here’s the video trailer for the revamped nationalgeographic.com. Yes, the site looks a bit different, and the interface is slightly slicker, but in terms of functionality, what’s really new? What can we do today on the site that we couldn’t do last week? (And when we say “we,” we mean users, viewers, members — not advertisers.)

Also: When Rob Covey, the Editor of nationalgeographic.com, says the new site’s Photo of the Day feature is “absolutely spectacular” and that the video selection is “nothing short of astonishing,” why does he sound so unenthused?

  • Carto Joe

    “The flyout stays with you.” WOW! It seems so much like… a navbar! But it actually doesn’t stay with your everywhere, at least not yet. Lots of the sections have not had their layout or navigation brought up to the new design.

    • You’re right. The front of the house has some new siding — liking flying nav bars — but the guts of the structure don’t seem all that different. And while introducing Django might be great news for developers, the jury is still out on whether the actual developments will be good for the rest of us.

  • Carto Joe

    “The flyout stays with you.” WOW! It seems so much like… a navbar! But it actually doesn’t stay with your everywhere, at least not yet. Lots of the sections have not had their layout or navigation brought up to the new design.

    • You’re right. The front of the house has some new siding — liking flying nav bars — but the guts of the structure don’t seem all that different. And while introducing Django might be great news for developers, the jury is still out on whether the actual developments will be good for the rest of us.

  • Ethel Starbird

    Keep making those clicks, cause omniture is tracking everyone, why just yesterday Ethel looked at 4 pictures and generated 87 ad impressions

    • If Omniture can track Ethel Starbird’s movements, then none of us is safe.

  • Ethel Starbird

    Keep making those clicks, cause omniture is tracking everyone, why just yesterday Ethel looked at 4 pictures and generated 87 ad impressions

    • If Omniture can track Ethel Starbird’s movements, then none of us is safe.

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