August 13, 2014

Inside the new Kansas.com

Kansas.com has a new design and new site organization that makes it easier to find top news and fits whatever device you find us on.

From: Kim Nussbaum, Publisher Sherry Chisenhall, Editor

Welcome to the new Kansas.com – with a new look, new organization and new features to make your news reading easier no matter what type of device you’re using.

We’ve brought a whole new user experience to Wichita’s best and most in-depth source of local news and information. We think you’ll like the new design and navigation that helps direct you easily to the top news stories of the day.

Here are some of the highlights of our new site design:

Homepage stories, videos, photos and blogs are presented in a more readable, compact format. At the top of the page you’ll find links to the top news stories from all topic areas – under “Latest News" – all organized in a clean, easy-to-navigate design with less clutter.

New menus across the top of homepage – in the blue menu bar – make it easier to find stories, blogs and your favorite columnists. When you hover over a topic in the main menu bar, you’ll find an expanded selection of related topics, columns and latest headlines.

The site loads faster.

The new typeface is larger for better readability.

The new design is “responsive” – it will automatically resize to fit your screen whether you’re reading on a desktop or laptop computer, a tablet or a smartphone.

You’ll find your favorite blogs under their related topic area of the homepage menu bar. For example, to find Molly McMillin’s Air Capital Insider blog, hover over the Business link in the main menu bar.

You can find a link to your E-Eagle under the Home button on the homepage menu bar.

To manage your digital or print subscriptions, go to the “Subscribe” or “Customer Service” links at the top left corner of the homepage.

The sign-in information for your Eagle+ account hasn’t changed – your user name and password will carry over to the new site. You can log in to your Eagle+ account using the “Sign In” link in the top left corner of the homepage.

If you’ve signed up for email newsletters, including breaking-news alerts, you’ll keep getting them. If you haven’t and you want to sign up, you can do that under the Customer Service link on the homepage, or sign up for additional newsletters there. You can also do this on most “section front pages”: Sports, Business, Opinion, etc.

The site will look best if you have upgraded your web browser – Firefox 21 and above, Internet Explorer 8 and above, Chrome 27 and above and Safari 6.05 and above.

We know it may take a few days to get used to new locations for your favorite topics, columnists or blogs. One helpful feature of the new site is an improved search function – you can find the search bar at the top right-hand side of any page. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, drop us a note using the feedback form on the Customer Service page and we’ll let you know where to look.

Also, you can take a look at our FAQ with additional information about the new site.

Along with the improvements to our website, we also recently improved our tablet and smartphone apps for iOS and Android. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to update to the latest versions, with improved design and navigation.

The new website will continue to evolve and improve. We want your feedback – you can reach us through the feedback form on the Customer Service page. Let us know what you think.

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