Generally there seem to be two schools of thought for news website design. The division from these two schools stems from the idea of simplicity versus the idea of more a complex structure. Some people, like author Jason F., think that simplicity is the best option for news organizations. People of that opinion would not be fans of CBS News internet outlets.
CBS News’ website has a ton of navigable sections. These sections are usually distinct from each other, and have their own interactive areas. Varying from video to pictures or to just print, CBS News’ tends to incorporate many aspects of consumable media to reach out to as many audiences as they possible can.
Even from their homepage, CBS tries to allow consumers access to as many different outlets as possible. If consumers do not navigate through the top bars, scrolling through the homepage still has distinct sections with links to various stories.
As far as their mobile content is concerned, CBS seems to be going after in any all outlets they possibly can. They don’t just stop at their news content though, they also attempt to incorporate their feature shows like 60 Minutes, as well. All of their mobile content can be found here.
For the second week in a row, CBS has done some things to impress. I do like how navigable and diverse their webpage can be. It is visually appealing and interest-keeping, while at the same time still being easy to navigate. Combine that with their mobile content, and CBS News seems to be spending their money well.