As you will have noticed by now, we have given ZDNet a facelift. Our goals were to simplify the site design and navigation, and focus on the convergence of blogs and our news and reviews content. On the front door of ZDNet, for example, we combine news and blogs in the 'Just In' river of content, and we also emphasize our network of over 30 bloggers.
The blogs sometime break news--industry, product, company, trend, etc.--and also importantly provide insight into what the news means from multiple perspectives, linking to, filtering, refactoring and commenting upon the treasure trove of information pouring onto the Web every second.
The front door of ZDNet also includes carousels (AJAXy components) for seeing some of the latest blogs and our special reports, such as on Vista, gathered from the latest news, reviews and blogs.
We've also added a voting element to blogs and news for starters. You can vote thumbs up or down whether a story was worthwhile and we keep track of the net results. Let your vote be counted, and participate in our polls and Talkback to be heard.
My colleague David Berlind is starting a new blog, Testbed, in which he will be reviewing and ranting about products and other topics, and he will continue to contribute to Between the Lines along with Larry Dignan and myself.
We are still making some tweaks to the pages post roll out, so bear with us a few days. And, please let us know what you think via Talkback about the new look and how we can continue to improve the ZDNet experience.