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June 18 2018 Editor Assistance Newsletter

Greetings and Salutations -

I've been working on the mobile-friendly BellaOnline project for a long, long time. I think we're closing in on having it ready. I of course want all of your feedback on this, as this is going to be the first time in nearly TWENTY YEARS that we have changed our look and feel :). Our visitors will probably be in a bit of a shock when we do this. But over half of our visitors now use phones and tablets, so we really have to update the site so it works better for them.

The front page you'll see at this link IS NOT THE FINAL VERSION. Instead, the front page has a bunch of different options on it. Sliding things. Clustered things. We could have a front page which features the most recent item from each channel. Maybe the 12 most recent items period, regardless of which channel they're in. Maybe a row for each channel with that channel's most recent items. Please look through the different kinds of options on the front page and let me know which you like. If possible, please try it on both a desktop and phone to see how they look in both places.


A channel page could look sort of like this, but with the list of sites in the channel shown over on the right hand side:


The actual site page / article page needs more work, so don't go by what an article page looks like here. This template currently doesn't understand about sites and such. For your site homepage, think again about the options on the main BellaOnline blog homepage. Which style of layout would you like for your featured articles? We could then show your categories down the right-hand side and so on.

All input warmly welcomed!!


Lisa Shea, owner


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