Nathan Borror

# LJWorld redesign So for the past five months or so we've been working on a redesign for the [Lawrence Journal-World]( For those of you that don't know, it's a daily newspaper that circulates the town of Lawrence, Kansas. It's quite small compared to surrounding markets which makes it very agile and free from shareholders and their evil agendas. I had a feeling this project would be special and challenging but I had no idea of the scale. Turns out, around the same time I was tasked with designing [Marketplace](, a directory of 4000+ local businesses. I must also mention, news doesn't stop for redesigns. It's definitely a juggling act when your trying to complete a site thats constantly having to push out news features and various timely events like [local elections]( There were, shall I say, growing pains. Details aside, the design is [simple]( In fact the design is designed to disappear. Content is what really matters so I decided to take an approach that would make the overall design feel supportive rather than overbearing. This isn't easy for anyone and requires extreme discipline. Discipline I never thought I had. The site will continue to take shape over time. We're hoping that redesigns are a thing of the past and constant iterations are a thing of the future. We'll see how long that lasts ;-) This project wouldn't have been possible without the involvement of [James Bennett](, Dan Cox, [Jeff Croft](, [Matt Croydon](, [Jacob Kaplan-Moss](, Joel Mathis, [Christian Metts](, David Ryan, Tom Tobin, all the web producers and all the editors and reporters that allow us to do what we do. _May 2, 2007 around 5pm_