As the editor of the Photo section, I'll continue to publish long-form photo essays nearly every day, as I have for years, in a series we'll still call In Focus, but I'll also start publishing shorter posts—often just a single noteworthy image—under a new category we're calling Burst. I'm really excited to be able to share even more high-quality photography with even more readers.
- Photo widths now range from 320 pixels wide for handheld devices, up to 1500 pixels for bigger screens.
- Each photo is individually shareable.
- The navigation, layout, and overall look are much cleaner.
- There is a full-screen option, along with familiar keyboard shortcuts to navigate from one photo to the next.
Qs & As:
Why the new name?
What happened to In Focus?
Why change the design?
As use of the web grows and changes, so must we. Larger screens at home and smaller screens in hand make it necessary to build flexible templates if we want our readers to enjoy the stories and photos we have to share. While making those changes, we cleaned up the top of the page, made sharing easier, and tried hard to preserve the best parts of the older version.
I know big design changes can be jarring for longtime readers, but I believe the steps we've taken here are worthwhile. They give us a more flexible layout, allow for larger images, improve mobile access, and enable more frequent posting—all while preserving what readers have told us they love best about what I do: amazing photographs, attention to narrative, all images displayed on a single page, with simple navigation, including keyboard shortcuts.
Our development and design team put a great effort into this new design. They and the rest of us hope you enjoy it as much as we do. If you find any issues, or have further questions, please let us know here.