Hereistoday.com, an awesome design project by White Vinyl. Take a look at the powers of ten.
Just a quick note to say that Quartz had a tremendous April, with 2.3 million unique visitors coming to qz.com. It was our best month since launching just seven months ago. That’s all thanks to you, our readers, who keep spreading the word about Quartz and our journalism. We’re very appreciative.
Welcome to the new qz.com
Our strategy at Quartz is pretty simple: Make good stuff that people want to share. In designing the site, we’ve tried to stay true to that mission by getting out of your way and letting the stories shine. Ads, meanwhile, aren’t shunted to the side in small boxes but included in our stream, where you might actually enjoy them. We also know that news sites are not like newspapers, in that web...
Quartz is hiring
We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Visual Designer and a Lifestyle + Management Editor to join us in our New York City headquarters. We’re also looking for correspondents out of London and Hong Kong to join our growing global news team. Please share!
NYT on the flattening of design →
It might sound audacious to think that Microsoft, the arbiter of uncool, was at the forefront of design a few years ago. But it was. It turns out the company’s decision to focus on “flat design,” a type of visual scheme where everything has a smooth and even look, was a few years ahead of the rest of the technology and user interface industry. While Microsoft was flattening its interfaces as...
The best things can’t be planned. The “sleeps” post began life as something Leo...– Gideon Lichfield regarding “We know when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sleeps” (via quartzthings)
We've made Quartz better on your phone
We’ve said from the start that Quartz is a mobile-first news organization, so it only makes sense that our first major redesign would be on your phone. Today we’re excited to roll out two big improvements to the mobile experience of Quartz: an update to the user interface, including more intuitive navigation, a cleaner design, and more emphasis on the images that make our stories shine; ...
Quartz wins a 2013 Digiday Publishing Award for...
Quartz was also a finalist for Most Disruptive Publishing Technology while our parent company, Atlantic Media, was a finalist for Publisher of the Year.
Hurricane Sandy was a mobile event for Quartz...
Like so many other people in the Northeast US, the Quartz staff was displaced by Hurricane Sandy. We managed just fine and escaped the sort of devastation felt in some parts of the region, but today is our first day back in the office after a nomadic week. Our headquarters in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan lost power on the night of Monday, Oct. 29. We were all at home by then, and the site...
Hello, world. →
Oh right, we launched today! We’ll start using this Tumblr a lot more once we catch our breath. In the meantime, enjoy the site, and please send any feedback to email@example.com.
Why Quartz is ditching beats in favor of... →
On his blog, Gideon explains how we are organizing our newsroom: So instead of fixed beats, we structure our newsroom around an ever-evolving collection of phenomena—the patterns, trends and seismic shifts that are shaping the world our readers live in. “Financial markets” is a beat, but “the financial crisis” is a phenomenon. “The environment” is a beat, but “climate change” is a phenomenon....
Quartz style: no pulling punches
Gideon, our global news editor, has been working on a draft of the Quartz style guide: an early attempt to define our voice and sensibility. We’ll probably publish the guide at some point, but for now, it should suffice to say that George Orwell is frequently cited. The document is more advisory than prescriptive, but I love this astringent passage from Gideon’s section on slang: ...
You can light up the Quartz newsroom
Here at Quartz, our newsroom will be driven by a set of core obsessions. (Kevin talked about this strategy in a recent interview, and we’ll have plenty more to say about it as we approach our launch.) One of my obsessions is the Internet of Things, which refers to physical objects that can collect data and communicate, like plants that tweet when they’re thirsty or trash cans that...
Earlier today we announced that Gideon Lichfield is joining Quartz as our global news editor, and we couldn’t be more excited. As we began sharing our vision for Quartz this winter, several people volunteered that Gideon would be the perfect person to work on this project. He is a deep thinker on digital media who speaks five languages fluently and has reported everywhere from Moscow to...