EarthPost was an ambitious project to bring intellectual discussion to a nice-looking, user-submitted forum. The interaction with the site was unique in that there would be a single topic per week (mostly pertaining to the natural sciences and histories) and users needed to be able to vote up content they were most interested in seeing.

While the “Featured” page was going to focus on the top-voted pieces of writing and discussion of the week, the “Fresh” page focused on generating the discussion that would later rise to the top. I have included the “before” shot to show what the site looked like when I came onboard.