News Web Page Upgrades and Redesigns
Looks like our very own James Faulk is getting a job change at the Times- Standard. He'll be the new Web Editor there. Whether that ends up a promotion or demotion remains to be seen.
James will be involved in redesigning and adding new features to the T- S web site. Whether these supposed upgrades to the site end up in being an improvement remains to be seen as well.
Sorry for the negativity, James. Maybe it's just me, but I can't think of one web page that was "upgraded" that actually ended up being an improvement. It seems like it's often just change for the sake of change.
I will admit, though, I thought it was a good move for the Times- Standard to add the e- version of their hard copy paper to the web page.
I understand the North Coast Journal will also be making some supposed improvements to their web page. I told Hank Sims, on one of the other blogs, DON'T DO IT! Why try and fix something if it ain't broke? I feel the NCJ page is fine as it is.
Hank would have none of that. He seems to think the planned changes will, indeed, be an improvement. Only time will tell whether either paper's changes will actually make for a better page.
The first thing James needs to do with the T- S page is get rid of those damned pop- up ads. I can't imagine why anyone would want pop- up ads on their web page.
I went ahead and bit on that one. Kinda sorry I did.
I went ahead and chose the areas I wanted news in. Changes were made. Now, not only don't I like the appearance of the bulletin, it seems pretty dull compared to what I was receiving just a couple weeks ago. More progress in the internet world, huh?
To be fair, I can't blame that on the SacBee. I'm the one who made the changes. If it already worked, why did I try and fix it?