The big idea behind just about every site redesign revolves around "less is more" minimalism. But it looks like MSNBC.com's redo actually means it: The new site, which just went fully live, promises
to do an end with clicking on stories and on ads. By introducing a single-page-only format, the company hopes to sell large, customizable ads to marketers as it tries to build a larger audience.
It is also promising to reduce the use "standalone" slideshows, something that has become a staple of many news sites to drive pageview counts. Of course, it hasn't completely
abandoned clicking; there's a "social toolbar" for posting stories to Twitter or Facebook as well as e-mail. The next issue: will advertisers like it?
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