The new site not only includes news from the Tahoe Daily Tribune, but also from our sister papers, the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza. The new format is clean and easy to navigate, with tabs for "South Shore" and "North Shore." The homepage will be used for breaking news and items of interest to the region, and the tab for each side of the lake will include news and other content specific to that area. Each page features a carousel that will be updated when fresh content is published, rotating through the top news and photos of the day. The new format features enhanced story pages that allow us to include more photos, a map and related stories.
At the bottom of each page are tiles that highlight content such as weather and entertainment.
The comments feature of our website is also returning so readers can weigh in on our stories and opinion pieces. Comments will be powered by Facebook.
The site is a big step up for us, and is designed to be user-friendly, whether you're checking it out on your computer, smartphone or tablet. It's part of our new software system - called a content-management system - which staff has been learning to use over the past couple weeks. The new system changes how we put together the newspaper and put content online.
Our print edition and online content will still be free. We're still committed to being your source for news on the South Shore, and we hope the site is your go-to spot for news at the lake.
Please bear with us during the launch. An online user guide will be posted to help you find what you're looking for. Questions about the new site can be directed to our staff at at firstname.lastname@example.org.