Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Welcome to the new Tribune

Today is the first day of the new East Valley...er Mesa Tribune. In addition to the two section tabloid paper, they unveiled a new website, which is fairly impressive. I wish I could take credit for their changes, but I would assume that these types of changes were probably in the works for a long time before my rant earlier this week.

First, the site is now much cleaner which makes it easier to find things. The flash headlines are also gone, which was one of my biggest problems with the site. Now, they have this cool tabbed browsing, which makes it easier to find things and keeps some of the clutter hidden.

It appears that I can customize the homepage, which will be cool, but I do question why the opinion is stuck all the way at the bottom of their generic set up. Overall, I think its a major improvement over their own site.

As for the print edition, I am still getting used to the tabloid format, but its better now that the whole thing is one direction, instead of the normal sections being stuffed inside the tabloid front section. It will take awhile to get used to the whole thing, but I do think its cool that you can now check out the print version free online, if you would prefer to read the actual paper on the web.

In all, lets hope that they are able to provide quality news to go along with their technological upgrades.

1 comment:

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I was so sad the Tribune ended home delivery in our area.



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