To our readers:
Philly.com is testing a new way to find content on our site, and we want to know what you think.
As you can see here, we are beta-testing new navigation for the top of Philly.com’s news and features pages. We’re excited about it for several reasons:
- Our new topper uses large drop-down menus, helping readers click directly to content within Philly.com. Now, readers can quickly find popular blogs, stories and inside sections from almost any page on Philly.com.
- The topper itself is much shallower, which allows us to feature content higher on our pages. Important stories, chats, or videos can be linked from the navigation bar itself. The topper has a simpler design that lets our stories take center stage.
- Registered users can sign in directly from any page of the site. Meanwhile, common search terms are easier to find, just one click from any page of the site.
We’ve made a few other tweaks to improve the experience - we eliminated that heavy brown bar on the right side of our pages, for example.
We are proud of the wealth of journalism that we offer on Philly.com, thanks to the skilled and experienced journalists of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News. And we hope this will help you find that work more easily.
We’re eager to hear what you think, and what other changes you’d suggest for our site. Please take a look at the new navigation and take the brief survey that will follow.
If you have any further ideas, e-mail us.
We’ll continue to develop this navigation, with your input. We plan to roll it out to Philly.com’s news and features sections this fall.
Thank you for your help, and for reading Philly.com,
The Philly.com team
Ryan Davis, president
Wendy Warren, editor
PS: Big thanks to the team who developed the new topper: Chris Corter, Jill Hoover, Gregg Meyer, Nadya Harvey, Radu Metente, Joe Friend, Kevin Burkett and Chris Meares.