May 10

Times teething

Missed both the bloggers’ sneak preview and the party to launch the new Times and Sunday Times websites but I would have liked to test drive them today.

I managed to get a glimpse of the new Times look and to read an arts review but every time I went back to the front page, I kept getting asked for my email and password on a popdown. After this had happened four times, I gave up. By next week no doubt these wrinkles will have been ironed out and there will be a live edition of the Sunday Times to look at. I will report back then.

Whatever else may be said, The Times site looks very good: classy, poised and clear. Credit for that goes to the Head of Design Jon Hill (his comment on this post namechecks his team).