We’re taking the new page design that we introduced here on my blog (and more recently on David Roberts’) and extending it throughout the Grist site. We’re also introducing a new simplified Grist List design to match the new look. It’s all about readability, flexibility — and, yes, shareability (a tough word to love, but how else to say it?).
We’ve got lots of other new plans cooking too, including a new home page, new site navigation, and more. For the moment, you’ve got the current Grist home page design working alongside the new-model Grist article and post pages. This isn’t because we’re ambivalent; it’s because we’re trying to do all this right — carefully, and in stages, and with plenty of time to correct course as needed.