Web site debuts with new features, look
Washington Technology launched its new Web site Feb. 12, updating its online presence with easy-to-use features that make finding content more intuitive. The Web redesign also builds the requisite framework for future growth and initiatives. The Web redesign works in conjunction with our print redesign. The idea behind both redesigns is to present our stories in a compelling format.
The new design achieves two distinct but related goals. First, it delivers breaking news about the government contracting market. Second, the site provides stories packed with insight and analysis of the trends shaping the market.
To do this, we have changed our layout and the readability of our articles. On the home page, you'll find a section called, appropriately enough, "Latest News," which is dedicated to our daily news coverage. Here, we will track the latest policy developments, contract awards and industry developments.
Another section on the home page, called "In Depth," is for articles that go beyond the headlines and give a "What does it mean?" analysis of the latest events and issues in the market.
We've also raised the profile of our columnists, all leading industry experts, by creating an "Expert Insight" section on the home page.
We have more tools for subscribing to e-newsletters, RSS feeds and podcasts. We want you to be able to share, comment on and save the stories that are important to you. So we've added tools such as Digg, Del.icio.us, Google bookmarks and My Yahoo!
I'll be writing a regular blog, "Editor's Notebook," which began Feb. 6 and features my take on the latest movements in the market. Other blogs will be added as we move forward.
The blogs and other features such as our interactive polls, online forums and e-seminars are designed to create a more interactive environment for our Web site. We want you, the readers of Washington Technology, to feel that this is your site. So explore and tell us what you think.