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Marketplace’s changed look: What’s new?

Ethan Lindsey Jul 29, 2013
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The new is just one piece of a larger brand overhaul we’re undertaking at Marketplace. While we loved our old “life saver” logo, as we called it here, we believe that the personality of Marketplace is more evident in our new clothes. You’ll notice different colors, show logos and fonts throughout the site.

In the press release, it says, “The main logo, consisting of overlapping triangles, in bright shades of blue and green suggests a stock graph and the letter ‘M’.” We just think it looks cool. Similarly, we launched a new slogan, “Between economics and life.” Here at the Marketplace offices, we’re excited for our new business cards with the cool designs. But for most everyone else, the most significant change is that our site is now built to work great on all sorts of devices: Smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs, you name it. 

You’ll see that the layout of the site is different. For one thing, we made it easier to listen to our most recent radio shows and podcasts. Just click the new “Listen” button to open a new audio player that plays on any device. Meanwhile, we’ve downplayed a lot of the navigation and links related to individual shows, such as Marketplace, the Morning ReportMoney and Marketplace Tech. That’s because we’ve learned that a lot of you engage with the website differently than the radio shows — you skim our latest headlines or lean back with a multimedia feature story.

While you’re clicking around the site during this early beta testing period, you can also provide feedback by clicking on the link near the top of every page that says, not surprisingly, “Give us feedback.”

Is there something you like? Something you don’t like? Something that looks broken? Let us know and include as much detail as you can. We’re especially interested in hearing from visitors coming to the site on different browsers — Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer — and different devices like your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Kindle Fire, etc. 

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