The NY Times Gets the Web

I spend a lot of time online. Even as I work during the day in my design applications, I’m constantly checking my NewsFire RSS application for news. Despite great simplicity of RSS feeds, the has many features that you can only take advantage of by going to the actual site.
The really seems to ‘get’ the internet way better than most other news and newspaper sites. The site is well-designed, and by this I mean the underlying structure of the site, where things are positioned, image/text relationships, proportions and information heirarchy.
The style of the site is equally beautiful. The style of the site includes the color palette, grid treatment (the Times chose to expose most of their grid), fonts and photography.
Here’s a few gems I came across this morning:
Making the Cover


Records From a History of Hardship


Behind the Facades