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Regional daily unveils new-look website to readers

A Trinity Mirror regional daily has unveiled a new-look website which aims to be less cluttered, with bigger and better pictures.

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle site, launched on Wednesday was created following readers’ surveys and includes full-screen picture galleries which are mobile and tablet-friendly.

The redesign comes after fellow TM titles the Manchester Evening News and the Birmingham Mail unveiled their new-look sites.

All three new platforms require users to log-in via their Facebook accounts before they can comment on stories.

Writing about the changes, Evening Chronicle editor Darren Thwaites said the site provided the most in-depth listings guide in Newcastle and readers could sign up to get a daily email newsletter.

He wrote: “The first thing regular users will notice is that the site is now less cluttered with bigger and better pictures.

“We’ve taken the advice you’ve given us on reader surveys and created a site that’s specially tailored for what you want.

“You told us that you wanted to see a greater emphasis on new and recently updated articles. In response, you’ll now see that the date or time an article was published is now more visible on every page.

“We’ve also added ‘updated’, ‘exclusive’ and ‘live’ icons so that you can easily identify these stories too.

“You also told us that finding it easier to navigate around the site was really important, so we’ve simplified the site structure to help you find what you’re looking for more easily.”

The paper’s mobile site has also been refreshed and it has launched an In Your Area section on its website so people can see stories relevant to their area.

All its pages also have information at the bottom on how readers can contact the title.

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  • March 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Pictures do matter then! Big and good quality is a winner. Someone tell all the TM photographers they are doing a great job… oh wait, they’ve all gone!

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