On behalf of the Society For News Design, I’m thrilled to welcome you to the new snd.org; an effort ten months in the making.
As proud as I am to have led the project management and visual design of this redesign, I’m even more proud that it echoes the voices of our members. In December, you asked for a re-imagined digital presence featuring more editorial content, a mobile-friendly design, a new jobs board and new navigation. Today you’ll find all that, and more.
We’ve also added:
- Content recirculation on article pages to make it easier to discover the depth of our content
- Social integration to make sharing content easier
- Cloud Typography from Hoefler & Frere-Jones
- “We are SND,” a franchise dedicated to highlighting the professional achievements of our members and their contributions to the Society
- A visualization of our worldwide membership
- A warm, rich color palette that reinforces the SND brand
In addition to these cosmetic changes, we’ve also made improvements to our backend that include updates and upgrades to our databases, servers and WordPress.
They say it takes a village to raise a child; similarly, it took a village to bring this redesign to life. I’d like to thank Emily Chow, Tyson Evans, Aaron Jorbin, Kevin Koehler, Joey Marburger, Katie Myrick, Andrew Nacin, Sean O’Key, Judy Siegel and Yuri Victor for volunteering their time and talents to SND. Without their contributions, this redesign wouldn’t have been possible. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t thank the officers for their guidance and support.
In July, I announced the times (were) a-changin’ for the Society’s digital presence, and symbolically those changes have arrived. As we go forward with a renewed commitment to being the definitive source of thought leadership for the visual journalism community, we need your help. For this community to thrive, it needs participation from its members. If you have an opinion on something you read here, voice it; If you have a story idea, pitch it; If you like what you read, share it; and, if you want to volunteer to help us make this thing work, then please reach out.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the new snd.org, and look forward to hearing your feedback!