Building The Atlantic

Stories from The Atlantic's design, engineering, and product team.

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Betsy Ebersole Cole

VP, Product & Design at The Atlantic

Kimberly Lau

digital media, mom and food lover

Jason Goldstein

Web Developer. Live music aficionado. Serious coffee‑drinker.

Andrew McGill

Philadelphian seeking a quicker bike route to work. (politics/data/coding @theatlantic)

Latest Posts

A Better Way to Build Newsletters at The Atlantic

Newsletters are all the rage these days, and with good cause: in the age of cluttered social media feeds and algorithmically-sourced…

Designing a membership program in 75 minutes — with help from a few D20’s

As product managers at The Atlantic and long-standing nerds, there are two things that Andrew McGill and I both love: the future of news…

What If We Decoupled The Front End?

It’s an exciting time to be a front end developer. JavaScript can be written both server-side and client-side. Build tools allow us to use…

Can all the ads be fast?

A data-driven approach to speeding up TheAtlantic.com

Automating Bagel Bliss with the Twilio API

Here at The Atlantic, we take our bagels very seriously. Every Wednesday, members of the product team update a spreadsheet with their bagel…

Improving Performance at The Atlantic

Going into our recent redesign, we outlined many front end goals. One of which was to improve performance overall by 20%. Another goal was…

Laying the Foundation: Rebuilding Articles on The Atlantic

A year ago, we launched a new homepage that reconsidered user needs and evolving editorial use cases. Today, we are doing the same with our…

Excited by the latest news platform? Build three — yes, three—prototypes to test it first

At The Atlantic, we build proof-of-concepts before making a bet.

A hack day project: Giving you great journalism in every new browser tab

Every so often on The Atlantic’s Product team, we drop what we’re doing and spend a day messing around. Lots of whiteboards, some frantic…

(Re)building The Atlantic on iOS

We’re launching a new iOS app today! We’ve partnered with the top notch team at Lickability to rebuild our app from top to bottom and have…

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