TTN launches newly designed website

It was in 1921 that some intrepid young reporters and editors first started publishing what is now The Temple News. Since then, the paper has undergone too many changes to count, some more extensive than others. Each new staff has left its mark on the paper and, true to all newspapers, technology has drastically changed the way its news is delivered.

This year, we’re committed to bridging the gap between our black-and-white paper roots and the technology that will get information to you. That means bringing our public service reporting to Twitter and Facebook, and opening up a dialogue with our readers. But, most of all, we want to deliver the news that you want to and need to know using the best platform possible. Enter: our new website.

If you’re here, this news isn’t exactly breaking: On Thursday, July 19, The Temple News launched a fresh design on temple-news.com.

The new site — based on the WordPress CMS, just like the old site — followed a few months of hard work by TTN’s new web editor, Chris Montgomery. Montgomery built a custom theme and rethought the TTN website’s structure to create a site that would prioritize content in a way that made sense.

The new website is responsive — its appearance and content adjusts to the browser size — improving the experience for readers, no matter the device. Try resizing your browser window as much as you’d like.

We’re still working on a few bugs, and we plan to have everything in working condition before we resume printing in August.

In the meantime, browse the website and give us some feedback. Check out our Multimedia page and our blogs. Go through last semester’s print editions. Navigate as you will.

If you have something you love or absolutely hate, email web@temple-news.com. If there’s something we can do to make the site better for you, we’ll look into it. A lot has changed since 1921, but the function of The Temple News hasn’t. We have our ears to the ground, and to the web. We’re here to listen.

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