Bigger photos and headlines, simpler sectioning and more obvious breaking news updates — they’re all here with a redesign of The News Tribune’s website.
The new design displays on smartphones and tablets, as well as computers, all at thenewstribune.com.
Why did we change? Because the way people read the news online is changing. These days, most of our digital readers come to us from smartphones or tablets. Fewer than half read our website on a computer. Those smaller screens require a simpler, less cluttered design.
New technology detects which device you’re on and automatically resizes the display for you — from three columns on a computer screen down to a single column on a phone screen.
The new pages load faster, and allow us to post breaking news almost instantaneously. Until now, it took several minutes from our final key strokes to your first view of a new story.
Whatever device you’re on, the top of the page features a single, large photo and story, followed by a list of the latest breaking news. You can scroll down through photo galleries and sections for local news, sports, business, opinion and entertainment.
You’ll see fewer section tabs at the top of the page, but you can find them by clicking on the three horizontal bars or “Full menu” button.
Lower down, under “The News Tribune Extras,” you can sign up to have topical newsletters emailed to you daily with links to the latest stories. Or click on “Mobile options” to have breaking news alerts sent to your phone or tablet.
We aren’t changing anything in the paper this week, but if you haven’t already, this would be a good time to try us out at thenewstribune.com.
Send feedback to our customer service page: thenewstribune.com/customer-service/
Karen Peterson: 253-597-8434