I admire how much The Verge (by Vox Media) has bushed the boundaries on content presentation / visualization. For a blog-like content hub, The Verge looks entirely unlike it’s peers: TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Engadget, etc. It’s one part traditional blog, one part Pinterest, and one part Flipboard. Where it really shines is mobile – specifically iPad.
Amazon has been rolling out a redesign over the last couple months. I have discussed the homepage’s new navigation and promotional units. One small, interesting note is their new footer (shown below).
Amazon’s redesign is much cleaner… and grayer than before. It also is more focused on promoting their new categories.