You’ll notice a wider format with a new header area and a new right side column. This extra column, while only displaying rotating banners and our most popular events list for now, will provide TAB with ample room for future growth as we slowly redesign other parts of the site and launch new features.
The main event though is the launch of an entirely redesigned TABlog.
Shedding its chronological order of content, the new layout allows the editors to promote content on the top page independently of their publication date. 3 Feature spots will showcase the hottest content of the site, while the category clusters below will help readers discover more content. In addition to the reviews and interviews that our TABlog writers and video reporters have already been bringing you, we have added some new categories:
Photo reviews: snapshots from the latest exhibition openings and events.
In the News: bringing you reports and news snippets both in Japan and abroad.
Oddly Enough: because the art world has been baffling people for centuries.
And because our MyTAB users continuously add quality reviews of the events they go and see, we have decided to feature them on the top page in a new User Reviews block.
We are proud to be launching this smarter and more colourful TABlog. By taking as broad an approach as possible, covering all media, big museums and small galleries, famous and unknown creatives, we hope that TABlog will be another way for TAB users to make sense of the vastness of Tokyo’s art and design scene.
Our volunteer designers, coders and writers have been working very hard over the past few months to bring you this early summer surprise. Leave a note in the comments if you enjoy what you’re seeing and tell your friends to help us spread the word.