Our development team has been working hard, and here is the first peek at the navigation of the new roanoke.com. Click to enlarge the photo, take a look and tell us what you think.
What you’ll see is the main navigation (top bar) with the sub-navigation bar below. (For instance, in the first line, you’ll see that the News tab brings up the light blue bar below). These navigation bars will be on every page throughout the new site and are designed to make it easier to find and access the stories, photos and blogs you look for.
The top-level navigation bar will feature five primary news topics. If you hover over one of these sections, you’ll find a sub-navigation bar highlighting more specific content. This new navigation puts the most popular sections just a click away from anywhere in the site. For example, if you’re looking for Virginia Tech football highlights, hover over Sports and can click directly to Virginia Tech.
Within the navigation, we’ve also anchored some tools such as submit a news tip and share a photo. The search tool is also prominently positioned within the top nav bar, making it easy to access from any page within the new roanoke.com.
What pages of roanoke.com do you visit the most? As you check out this image, think of that and see if you can navigate to those pages.
We welcome your feedback.