LIMA — The Lima News’ website, LimaOhio.com, launched a site redesign Wednesday afternoon, rebuilt from the bottom up to be easier to use, including an upgraded e-edition.
“We think readers will be happier with parts of the new site,” said David Trinko, new media editor for The Lima News. “The new e-edition is a real improvement. It’s more intuitive and much, much faster than what we’ve used for the past year. It also works better on mobile devices.”
The redesigned home page offers quick access to the 20 newest headlines, as well as links to other areas of the site.
It also offers easy access to news video clips and an improved community calendar, which lets readers easily submit upcoming events.
Readers can also adjust the size of type on stories more easily. A partnership with Legacy.com helps share local obituaries across a national audience.
Some of readers’ favorites remain, just in different locations:
• The daily e-edition, a replica of the printed edition, moved down from the blue navigation bar, under the “Most Popular” section on the far right side of the page. Now readers can easily download a PDF of the day’s newspaper for later reading with just one click.
• Online databases remain available in the Info Center, also under “Most Popular.”
• Daily puzzles can still be printed, from a link for “Puzzles and Games” under Entertainment in the navigation bar.
These changes put The Lima News onto the same software used by other newspapers owned by Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company.
Readers are urged to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any oddities they notice as a result of the site change.
“We know changing websites is difficult for everyone,” Trinko said. “Once people have some time to adapt, we think this site will help us deliver news, sports and analysis throughout the day to the largest online news audience in the area. That’s what people expect from LimaOhio.com, and we don’t want to let them down.”