We’re thrilled to formally launch the long-awaited, redesigned roanoke.com.
A small army of folks across The Roanoke Times have worked together for about a year to make our ideas — based on your input — a reality.
What are the biggest changes you might immediately notice?
Besides our blue color scheme (which is explained in the video above), you’ll notice new navigation designed to help get you around the site faster, along with a greater emphasis on visuals. From our “center four” carousel of photos on the home page to larger photos in stories to more prominent video content and photo galleries, we intend to showcase our multimedia and what we love about Southwest Virginia.
While we’re oooohing and ahhhing about the slick visuals, please keep in mind the site is still in beta mode, meaning you might stumble across some construction zones. Don’t be surprised by occasional glitches or sections with little content. This is a work in progress.
Along the way, we’ll still want your feedback. Some readers have already asked about the readability of the font, offered navigation ideas and wondered what will happen to PlateUp (you’ll find that content under Living/Food). You can report problems, ask questions, offer comments and see what other users are saying using this dandy feedback tool.
As mentioned above, this brief video will walk you through some of the new features, too.