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Daily Telegraph trumps The WSJ, Times and Boston Globe in usability study

The Daily Telegraph has come out on top in a report that examined the UX of newspaper paywalls.

Also included in the survey were the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and The Boston Globe. 

The report follows Qubit’s website analysis framework, which looks at elements of the purchase journey, personalisation and mobile.

This involves more than 80 criteria based on both the newspaper industry specifically and general best practice for websites.

As mentioned, the Telegraph came out on top overall with 72%, followed by the WSJ (69%) and FT (66%). The Times achieved the lowest score with just 56%.

12 great examples of publishers that use responsive design

ITV recently underwent a corporate rebrand that included a new logo and colour scheme, as well as a new responsive design website.

The broadcaster’s decision to turn to responsive design follows similar transitions by a number of other content sites in the past 12 months as they attempt to cater for a growing mobile audience.

We’ve previously highlighted 10 great examples of ecommerce sites that use responsive design, as well as looking at the problems with mobile ads and how they can be overcome.

And in light of ITV’s new site, here are 12 examples of publishers that have embraced responsive design…

The cost of content: pick your poison

Content may be king but many companies have found that producing and distributing quality content requires a royal bank account.

The plight of the newspaper industry is a good example: news hasn’t gone out of style but, for many newspapers, the cost structures associated with producing the news is incompatible with today’s market. Costs simply exceed revenues.