El Economista (Madrid)
A tri-color design with character and variety. The nameplate is at the top and easily visible. The skyboxes are interesting teasers, but not distracting. Excellent use of white space and large typography. The infographic serves the function of text with the appeal of picture. The 5-column-design provides room to say a lot without getting too narrow or text heavy.
The Wall Street Journal (NY)
Too much black text. A boxy, vertical design, particularly with the mile-long columns on the left. All stories are given equal importance with size and typography. Without reading context, I dont know to which story the picture belongs (the one on the left? Below?) The nameplate is dull, though the serifs make it easy to read.
The New York Post Online (NY)
A hot mess of colorful ads with little text. There are no bits of stories, only links to news (right next to gossip). Undies is the first word I see, which doesn't bode well for the reputation of the paper. My eyes keep wandering, distracted. The page is not informative. I find myself unable to take the NY Post seriously.
What do you think?