The smh.com.au re-design (I previously mentioned) has gone live. What do you think?
I’m interested in what smh.com.au delivers, because in my mind it sets a bench-mark for general consumer focussed sites in Australia – and so, helps a web designer (particularly an amateur designing for a church) understand the expectations of users.
A new feature for smh.com.au (really an old feature everywhere else on the web) is a drop-down horiztonal menu.
The current TAC site uses a horizontal drop-down, but the new site will not – probably influenced by Zeldman’s thoughts on drop-downs. The smh.com.au menu doesn’t seem to represent the importance of some of the sections tucked in the drop-downs.
Apart form the menu, the front-page seems really easy to scan – excellent for a news site.