Communication Arts

A New Era for the Iconic Communication Arts

In 2016, Code and Theory San Francisco launched CommArts.com, a new responsive site for Communication Arts, the leading source of information and inspiration for creative professionals across industries.

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With roots firmly in the print tradition, Communication Arts enlisted Code and Theory to bring the same exacting craft to the publication’s digital strategy. The result is a system that was designed to increase engagement and draw readers closer to content on any device.

Visitors landing on the new CommArts.com homepage find a refreshed information architecture. Designed to increase discoverability, the homepage now integrates content items that had previously been overlooked alongside major headlines. Once visitors identify an article of interest, the left-hand navigation offers similar content so they can dive deeper into those topics.

Upon scrolling to the end of an article, a transporter module automatically paths visitors to the next item in the queue. Understanding that readers don’t want to be bombarded with distracting ads during their browse, we increased the quality and quantity of Communication Arts’ ad inventory, providing an increased revenue stream from digital advertising. A best-in-class gallery experience will allow Communication Arts to more vividly communicate its expansive library of content, accumulated over 55+ years at the vanguard of the design community.

Code and Theory San Francisco is proud to share this elegant digital relaunch of CommArts.com, and looks forward to celebrating the forces driving the design zeitgeist in digital.

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Mailchimp | A Digital Platform for Emerging Writers and Creators

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CNN | Understanding American Elections, One Visualization at a Time

Dignity Health | Delivering a Best-In-Class Digital Experience

PGIM | Unifying PGIM's Global Asset Management Network

Xerox | Making Now Work: A New Campaign for a New Time

NBC Sports | Going Local: An NBC Sports App to Connect Fans and Home Teams

NBC | 16 Days With the World's Biggest Website

Eurosport | Bringing Live Sports to the Palm of Your Hand

Vogue | Creating a Smarter, Lighter, More Fluid and Fully-Responsive Vogue.com

MCM | Using Data to Empower an Iconic Luxury Brand for Growth

Moncler | Bridging the Audience Gap with Moncler

CoinDesk | Relaunching a Pillar of the Blockchain Community

Nasdaq MarketSite | Nasdaq's Global HQ in NYC Gets a Pervasive Digital Infusion

J.P. Morgan | Powering the Financial Leader's Acquisition Engine

BBC News | Finite News Optimized for the Video Generation

The Council on Foreign Relations | Modernizing the Digital Presence of a Storied Institution

Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library | Defining the New Digital Museum Experience

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | A Modern Identity System Uniting Two Eclectic Museums

The Jewish Museum | Bridging the Museum's Physical and Digital Experiences

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Nylon | Re-introducing an Iconic Publishing Brand

Sky Italia | A Modern Digital Experience for the Italian Media Platform

United Technologies | Uniting a Quarter Million Employees Under One Platform

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Facebook | Digital Tools to Revive and Inspire the Journalism Industry

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Variety Magazine | Rebuilding Variety's Online Experience

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Finlandia | Creating a Digital Campaign Toasting the Less Ordinary Aspects of Life

LA Times | The Los Angeles Times Makeover

NBC Universal | NBCUniversal.com

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Rockwell Group | Behind the Design of Rockwell Group

Bloomberg | A Completely Original Take on Political Coverage

Starwood | Maximizing Preferred Guest Rewards Redemption

NY.gov | A New Online Presence for New York State

The Webby Awards | An Inspiring New Digital Home for the Arbiters of the Best on the Web

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San Francisco Travel Association | Creating a Product Worthy of One of Earth's Most Beautiful Places

The Green Bay Packers | A Game-Changing Mobile Experience

Guggenheim Partners | A United Digital Vision for an Innovative Investment Manager

The Huffington Post | A Redesign for the 10th Anniversary

H&R Block | A New Tax Offering for Expats

SiriusXM | Creating a Sophisticated Product Rooted in SiriusXM Content

Visit California | Experience California Like Never Before

Globe And Mail | The Globe and Mail Adopts a Responsive Philosophy

Bloomberg | Creating a Smarter, Faster Bloomberg.com

G6 Hospitality | A New, Reliable and Efficient Motel6.com

Vanity Fair | Transforming a Summit Site into a Responsive, Flexible Destination

Bloomberg | A High-Impact Ad Strategy for Bloomberg Media

H&R Block | A Tool for Doubling the Speed of Tax Completion

Stylight | Making Style Happen by Crafting an Unforgettable Brand Experience

LBCI | Setting the Benchmark for Future Lebanese Digital Experiences

New York State Senate | A Digital Platform for Transparency, Engagement and Communication

H&R Block | Block Advisors, a Financial Planning Service Built Around You

Communication Arts | A New Era for the Iconic Inspirational Hub

Burger King | Introducing Grilled Dogs with Snoop Dogg

WWE | Building a Content Platform for Heavy Lifting

International Rescue Committee | A Responsive Site for the World's First Responders

HearstLive | The World From a Hearst Point of View

The Outline | The First Modern Mutation in Digital Publishing

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab | A Digital Platform Transforming the Medical Field

NBC News | A New Experience for Digital News

MIT Sloan School of Management | Crafting a Platform for Ideas Made to Matter

Brand USA | Amplifying the USA as an International Travel Destination

American Express | Turning an Acquisition Journey into a Bento Box

U.S. Chamber of Commerce | A Brand and Platform for Small Business Partnerships

American Bar Association | Modernizing One of the World's Largest Professional Organizations

Jiffy Lube | Building a Better Customer Experience: Online and Inside the Garage

Sunbrella | Redefining the Digital Textile Space

The Scene | Introducing The Scene, Conde Nast's Ultimate Content Platform

The Guardian | A Native Platform for One of the World's Most Iconic Publishers

Indigo AG | Adopting Regenerative Practices with the Terraton Initiative

Woodford Reserve | Creating a 3-Act Story Based Around Learning, Tasting and Cocktails

Comcast | Innovating the Customer Experience from Pipeline to Platform

Axe | An Iconic Men's Grooming Brand Known for Bold Marketing

Pulped | Providing Provocative, Alternative and Irreverent Video Content

Foursquare | Visualizing Data for the Platform's Pinpoint Ad Product

Consumer Reports | Turning a Transactional Brand into a Shared Lifestyle Community

The New Center | A New Home Devoted to Saving the American Political Discourse

NYCEDC | A New Hub for New Yorkers to Grow Their Business

New York Life | What 170 Years of Success Looks Like for Today's Evolving World

TEGNA | Creating a Centralized CMS for 39 Local News Stations

The Truth | Rebuilding a Revolutionary Brand for Modern Times

Yonder Music | Yonder Music Hear Forever

NBC News | NBC's Iconic Morning Show Becomes a Digital Lifestyle Destination

Citi Ventures | A Mobile Banking Service for a New Generation

Prong | Redesigning the New All-In-One Prong PWR Case

Comcast Corporate | From Corporate to Modern: Comcast's Brand New Platform

C40 Cities Finance Facility | A Platform Built for a More Sustainable Future

Nuveen | Giving an Age-Old Investment Behemoth New Digital Prowess

NBC News | Designing Snapchat's First Daily-News Program

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