Earlier this year, Fortune & BusinessWeek both unveiled new designs. BusinessWeek has specifically said that it updated its design with the intention of being more web-like.
One unusual aspect to its new design is that BusinessWeek articles now offer links to articles and sites from non-BusinessWeek articles and sources.
Although I can’t pin down the last time both publications revamp their designs, I do believe the last time was earlier this decade — which represents a much shorter time between redesigns.
That is another indication that Fortune and BusinessWeek realize that they must continue to work to relevant to web-savvy readers.
Interestingly, both publications have also redesigned their websites. They share similarities but are not 100% similar.
What’s also interesting is that some of the print design elements seem as if they are designed for mobile users, and are less glitzy, less interesting.