A big change is coming to NPR.org this week.
Over the last year, we have been building toward an entirely new NPR homepage. After redesigning our story pages and mobile gateway, we've taken the best of those projects and lots of feedback from viewers like you to create a better homepage experience. This week, we're ready to unveil it.
Expect more life on the new homepage. Expect to squint a little less. Expect to have better reasons to explore, scroll and click. Expect a page that's an engaging news experience all day, every day. Expect a page that feels more like NPR and less like other news sites.
Over the past year, we've been making improvements to other NPR.org platforms, and that work has influenced the design of the new NPR.org homepage. See the progression:
Our plan is to launch the new homepage this week. Here are a few highlights of what you can expect:
- More space to show you NPR's best journalism. On the new homepage, you'll get a better preview of what's interesting and unique in each story. We'll bring you more NPR photos, audio and video. You can get an idea of this approach from our mobile homepage.
- Deeper navigation. On desktop, the new homepage will provide you with more options up front. New navigation will stick with you as you scroll and offer quick access to many areas of NPR.org. On mobile, you'll have a navigation button that leads to more than ever before.
- Better ways to stay current. The new homepage will have a space atop the page that succinctly captures the big news of the moment – like the headlines you hear at the top of the hour on your NPR Member Station. We'll also have better signaling of breaking and developing stories.
- More from your station. You visit NPR.org for national news, but we know you also love your NPR Member Station. On the new homepage, you'll have new ways to connect with your station and others around the country.
Interested? Come back later this week to see the new homepage. As always, we're looking forward to hearing your feedback and moving forward together.