The present “design” has been in place for about seven years, or three-quarters of a century in Internet years. So many things have been added to our home pages over the years that it’s hard to find anything, good photos and stories get lost and the advertising experience can feel like an arcade.
Our new design, developed by colleagues at Digital First Media and already rolled out to sister publications including the Denver Post, St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Lowell Sun, was built around a better user experience. The home page will be far less busy and individual article pages easier to read. Photos will be displayed better, and navigation through the site more intuitive.
With the redesigned websites – and a print edition redesign launched earlier this year and last fall at the New Haven Register, The Middletown Press and The Register Citizen – comes a new content management system for reporters and editors that allows them to publish to various digital and print platforms in one place. One area in which this will be a major benefit to readers is that it makes it easier for reporters to link to other sources of information within their stories, providing a much richer and more informative experience on the web.
Keep an eye out for these changes on Wednesday, Aug. 21, and please let us know what you think.