It's a Whole New World
I log on today to the Commercial Appeal website and find out they've redesigned it. Woohoo!
Same basic layout, though there are now four columns. Same navigation bar on the left. The main story teaser / links and subsection links column hasn't changed much. All the old ads, polls, tickers, blinking things, ads, etc. are gone, hopefully for good. (Please tell me it's for good.) New fonts and section headers. New main colors: a calm blue and a mauvy brown. The page did seem to load a bit faster, too.
It's still a crowded page, but looking at this one how can I complain? Overall, the new look is cleaner and crisper. Good work guys and gals!