SRC launches improved site with new features including mobile optimization

Good morning! You’ll notice some changes to salineriverchronicle.com. Have no fear, I’m here to fill you in on what’s new.

By Rob Reep

Since I founded the site in January of 2010, it has grown exponentially. For most of us, salineriverchronicle.com is one of our first places to stop in the morning, as we catch up on what’s going on in the world.

I truly appreciate all of the support. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to make a living, settle here, and am now raising a family here, in part, because of each and every salineriverchronicle.com reader.

This world that we live in has changed quite a bit in the decade since salineriverchronicle.com was launched. We’ve seen huge growth in readership, but also a significant shift in the platforms upon which many readers actually view the site.

For some time I’ve been looking at ways to improve the readability of salineriverchronicle.com on mobile devices. I wanted something fresh, clean, and easy to navigate right at your fingertips.

Today, that has become a reality.

Let me introduce you to the improved salineriverchronicle.com, your source for daily Bradley County news. This new version of the site will hopefully be better in both form and functionality.

For desktop users, the biggest change you will notice is the variety of stories which will now appear on the home page. Now, instead of having to visit each individual page for local news, sports, outdoors, features, or even obituaries, they will all show up directly on the main front page. This way you’ll get a taste of everything we have to offer throughout the day, no matter the subject. However, if you prefer to just see sports, or just see features, you may still click the corresponding link from the top menu to filter only what you want to see.

Desktop users will also find a search tab on the right sidebar. Many of our readers have asked for this, and I’m proud to say it works very well. Just type the keyword search of any subject you would like to see, and the results will pop right onto your screen.

Another noticeable change is that once you click through to read a full story, you will find a comment section at the bottom of each article. A name and email is required to post a comment. Our aim here is to provide an outlet for community conversation. We do ask that users remain respectful of one another. This is a feature we will monitor going forward.

Perhaps the biggest change comes for mobile users. The site has now been optimized to give you a pleasant and easy reading experience. Larger text will dominate the page as you scroll down. The top menu is much more accessible. No longer will mobile users have to zoom in to either read an article or to access the menu.

Small changes may still be made over the coming weeks, but the bulk of the site is ready to go. We appreciate your support and look forward to serving you with quality local news coverage for many more years.

4 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love having the news at my fingertips. I feel like I am up to date on what is going on in Warren. Keep up the good work.

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