A nice way to treat news photos

By Steve Outing

Longtime pet peeve: How poorly most news websites handle photos. They’re typically too small. I’ve often seen sites that run small photos that you can click to get an enlarged view — but the bigger view is only a tiny bit bigger than the small view. Ugh.

So I’m thrilled to point out a site that’s doing it right. Bakersfield.com, website of the Bakersfield Californian, just debuted a redesign. My favorite new feature is how it handles photos. To see an example, look at this story. Click on the accompanying photo.

The enlarged view is truly an enlarged view, the photo presentation is slick, and the article page is grayed out behind the image. Really nice.

Photo treatment

Author: Steve Outing Steve Outing is a Boulder, Colorado-based media futurist, digital-news innovator, consultant, journalist, and educator. ... Need assistance with media-company future strategy? Get in touch with Steve!