We’re all waiting for the go-ahead to switch from our existing site to the new Newsquest template.
It looks like this – and there has already been much discussion about the design. Readers, as whole, haven’t responded well – but then they haven’t really responded well to the Northcliffe redesign either.
The new version is undoubtedly better. The main issue for us will be the navigation – we’re moving from a side nav bar to a top nav bar – and some of the sections don’t really make sense. Things aren’t where you’d expect them to be.
We’re hoping to put together some editorial for the paper about the new site and where to find your favourite sections, highlighting some of the new features, but there are some people who think this should be done after the switch-over and not in the run up to. There may also be a ‘how to’ video on the site.
We’ll see how it goes!