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NEWS ON THE HOMEFRONT

Introducing a new homepage for Quartz

By Zachary M. Seward
Allow me to re-introduce myself.

We just rolled out a new welcome mat for readers.

The revamped homepage reflects the breadth of our coverage and the many forms that Quartz now takes at three years old: news stories, features, videos, emails, charts, obsessions, events, podcasts, social media, messaging, and more. It also emphasizes the bold, beautiful, and user-friendly design that you’ve come to expect from us.

Quartz readers are loyal in many ways, from subscribing to the Daily Brief to following us on Twitter. Some of our most devoted readers never go directly to qz.com. But millions of others have visited our homepage since we first introduced one in August 2014, and we want to give them the best experience that we can. Our first attempt devoted much of the homepage to a continually updated news briefing. We are dispensing with that briefing today to try something else.

Homepages, it turns out, aren’t dead so much as reborn. As we’ve been testing this new one, we’ve been struck by how well it represents everything Quartz is about, from worldly journalism to high-quality advertising. That’s to the credit of Daniel Lee, who designed it, and Joe Chagan, Micah Ernst, Yitz Jordan, and John West, who developed it.

We actually have three homepages, all of which were updated today: Quartz, Quartz India, and Quartz Africa. Readers in India and Africa get their respective homepages automatically, but anyone can set any of the editions as the default through prompts on the site.

The new greeting at our front door sets us up nicely for 2016 after a year spent expanding our reach. But it doesn’t matter what we think about it. Let us know what you think at hi@qz.com or anywhere else you interact with Quartz.