User experience: A+
I’d give the Reuters website an A- in usability. You can get quick information just from looking at the header such as stock tickers and breaking news alerts. It is easy to distinguish click-able links because they are all in blue. The page is clearly broken up into defined sections: navigation on top, stories in the main section and Opinions and ReutersTV in the sidebar.
A flaw in the usability are the sub-headings in the navigation bar – some of them are confusing. For example, under “Business” —>”Summits.” I don’t know if I should click on it or not because I don’t necessarily know what a summit is.
I’d give the site an A+ in use experience because the design is pleasing to the eye. The typography and color scheme are accurately match the Reuters sleek and authoritative brand. Additionally, color choices and font sizes help create a clear visual hierarchy. For example, the headlines are in blue in the largest font, the first few sentences of the article are in a smaller-sized font and the authors’ names and time stamps are in the minuscule-sized font because those details are not immediately important.