LATimes.com’s Redesign is 1000% Awesome

I’m really, really appreciating the new LATimes.com. The recent redesign was timely since this week there is actually news going on down there that I sort of care about (the city where I went to high school is apparently becoming even more of a hellish infernal wasteland than it was when I lived there).

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The downright pornographic use of white space and thick chunky typography is definitely primo, but it took me a few days to catch the most useful feature: trending topics, conveniently placed at the top of the page. That’s right, trending topics, just like on Twitter. (And look there, a link to one of the paper’s actual Twitter feeds above the fold on the home page.)

It’s like having a newspaper that’s psychic.