Social media abuzz with Inquirer redesign
Social media is still abuzz with comments on the Inquirer’s five-platform redesign, which was unveiled last October 6.
Netizens had mixed reviews but mostly praises for the 30-year-old Inquirer’s new look, engineered by New York-based publication designer Mario Garcia.
“Today’s redesigned issue of @Team_Inquirer is a breath of fresh air. Hanep. Congratulations to team @inquirerdotnet @InqMetro #MyInquirer,” said reader Xavier Solda.
“@inquirerdotnet looks better but I’ll definitely miss the old one but who cares Guyito is still there? #MyInquirer,” posted a certain Etxetera.
Telecommunications mogul Manuel Pangilinan, cited the Inquirer’s new design as being “reader-friendly.”
“I like the new format a lot. The font is more legible, layout more logical,” said the chair of the country’s largest mobile phone firm. “It’s a good move.”
Pangilinan noted that despite the shift of some news consumers to digital platforms, there is still room in he market for traditional newspapers.
“More and more companies are turning to digital media for ads and promos,” he said. “The tricky question is how legacy print can maintain its relevance (and revenue) in a digital world. For me, I prefer to read broadsheets still—to feel the crinkle and experience of a newspaper.”
“Good job INQ. Long overdue (by maybe 10 years) but worth the wait!” said reader Bob Guerrero.
“The new layout for Inquirer broadsheet. I like it. Magazine style,” said @therandomran.
“Great repackaging, Inquirer!” said Roy Narra.
“Just saw the @inquirerdotnet redesign. I LOVE the flat design approach, and the typography looks so much better now,” said @SoLegitKevin.
“As an advertiser, it is great to see and witness the change on how the Filipinos will see Print in a different perspective. #MyInquirer,” posted Jeanne Margarette.
“The new Inquirer succeeds at preserving that unique attachment readers get from print that one can’t get online. #MyInquirer Congrats!,” said Mary Jane Llanes.
“Like all things new, the redesigned print edition of Philippine Daily Inquirer needs some adjustment for someone who has read it since high school,” said Romeo A. Pechon Jr.
A PR consultant said he preferred the old layout: “We were perplexed with INQs new layout. My family and office staff thought it was the usual big font page ad. We were looking for the “real” INQ. Our unsolicited opinion is, we like the simple, linear and clean old layout, ala Wall Street Journal and other conservative papers where stories are easy to find.”
“The print version looks a bit like it will take time for anybody to get used to it, but I generally like the unity of design in all the platforms. The website never looked better. I used to avoid it, and now it looks like something I can visit everyday,” posted writer Ian Rosales Casocot.
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