Relevant Redesign

So Relevant Magazine hyped their upcoming redesign, originally saying it would post March 1. Then March 15. Then April 1. They even had a fancy widget counting down the hours to the redesign.

Well, April 1 came and went (and the counter started over at 30 days), and today the old site is still up, the counter is gone, and no word on an update. The lesson? Never publicize a date for a launch unless you already have everything finished.

But interestingly enough, Steve Knight points to a supposed beta version of the new Relevant site. Nothing really works, but you can get an idea of what they might be trying to do.

Lest you think I’m obsessed with Relevant, let me just say that I’m curious about what they’re doing online. Relevant has done a lot of cool stuff, but I’ve never been entirely impressed with their site. I do check it out every day, but I rarely ever read their articles, and I’ve been amazed at their lack of blog-like functionality. They have some blog-like updates, but they don’t archive them well or offer the commenting/trackbacking features that make blogging so popular. The redesign has blogs in a few places, though I’m curious to see what that really means.

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