New GH Tribune website to be launched Monday

On Monday, www.grandhaventribune.com will have a new look. "We're very excited about the launch of our new website,' Tribune Publisher Kevin Hook said. "The news and information business is evolving - and, in order to remain relevant in our community, we need to evolve as well. We're very fortunate to work for a company that understands that and is willing to provide the resources to help us do so.' Tribune Web/IT Manager Don Rogers said the launch will take place throughout the day on Monday.
Alex Doty
Apr 2, 2011

 

The new website, he said, will be a lot faster than the Tribune’s current website, will have less down time, and there will also be a cleaner user interface that allows for more interaction.

Readers will also find that website content will be updated throughout the day, as opposed to once in the late morning.

“There will be more of a reason to come back all of the time,” Rogers said.

A feature of the new site is the ability for readers to post comments on stories.

The visual presentation will also be enhanced, with the addition of photo galleries that can highlight stories and events in the community.

“There’s going to be a lot more photos than in the past,” Rogers said.

Rogers said videos will also play a more prominent role on the site, as they will be embedded in stories. There will also be a separate page to look at an archive of previous videos.

The new site will also have links to a couple of related sites: photo site Squink, auction site Boocoo and the Tribune Real Estate Guide.

It will feature the return of weather information and classifieds that are easier to search, as well as the popular HarborCam.

Future plans call for an e-edition, in which a subscriber can download the day’s complete Tribune for a fee.

“We are committed to working hard and staying informed on the latest technology to provide our readers with a pleasant experience,” Hook said. “As we move through this process, I encourage people to share with us your feedback so we can improve. After all, satisfying our customers is what it’s all about.”

Comments

christopher

This looks great. Looking forward to the full launch on Monday.

Sparky Johnson

Hey all you guys at the Tribune, congrats on the new site launch! The site looks so much better and easier to use. I like having the ability to post comments, very cool!

Looking forward to all your other improvements and such.

Best of luck!

Sparky J.

JaymeM26

Is there a spot for announcements, such as births, engagements, and weddings? Just wondering if these were added to the site or not!

Len Painter

jayme,

A calendar of events is coming. We will not be putting births, engagements or weddings online.

Len Painter

Hillary

I am very disappointed that births will no longer be available online. I liked seeing the new births in the SL/GH area.....and seeing the names that parents have chosen for their little ones.

CitizensDave

New website looks great! Congratulations on the new look.

RunnerGirl

Love it! This is really nice. The clean look and layout are great. I love the comment feature.

mharmon

Hey maybe I'm blind but the jobs section is missing!

hgfase

Looking good so far. New format is clean and less cluttered. I am visually impaired and find it easier to navigate than the previous or WZZM 's awful new format !

Good job Tribune team !!!!

Koop

Good job Tribune! The site looks and works great. Sweet comments!

GHmom

Great job Tribune, the new site is very user friendly and easy to read. Keep up the good work :0)

tb1986

although the website looks nice, i do find it some what hard to understand where the news is. i also agree with beemer24, i cant find the jobs section. i used to come to the tribune online and look at their postings. i also always look forward to seeing birth, engagements, and wedding. i like the way the older website was organized. with video on one tab, local new on another and such. and how the home page had just the news, and not the videos and weather all lumped into one big page.

Jordan Travis

We have never had engagements or weddings on the web site.

Hillary

I never saw engagements or weddings, but I did look forward to seeing the births. I lived in the area for most of my life and am now living elsewhere....I use the GH Tribune online to keep up to date with happenings in the area and I find this new website more difficult to use......

Don Rogers

 Hillary, with the launch of our new website we decided to not include everything online that we offer in our paid for printed edition.  We soon (within a month or so) will be offering a full electronic version of our printed product that people can subscribe to, and that product will be an exact duplicate of the printed newspaper. You will be able to see all of the stories, along with the full obits, births, weddings announcements, and so on, with that annual subscription to our electronic edition (e-edition). 

 

 

Don Rogers

 Jobs are the Help Wanted catagory in the classifieds section.

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