OC Register Website gets a Facelift

The oft-criticized web page of the OC Register (criticism for design) is getting a facelift but the content will likely stay pretty much the same.  Check out the new site here.

Here’s the news in an email blast we received this morning.

The new OCRegister.com site has been designed and tested during the past several months with your specific interests in mind. You’ve told us you visit OCRegister.com for breaking news and local information. You want to find what you’re looking for quickly, whether it’s about your favorite columnist, a new restaurant, bargains at a local store or crime in your neighborhood. We listened and made improvements accordingly.

Here’s what we’ve done to create an even better experience on OCRegister.com:

  • Adopted a cleaner, easier-to-navigate presentation
  • Emphasized hyper-local, up-to-the-minute community news updates and information
  • Ability to customize your home page (add, edit, minimize or remove content boxes)
  • Ability to add in content from other sites onto your ocregister.com home page through RSS feeds
  • More prominent search within the ocregister.com site as well as the Web
  • Improved access to Multimedia content and a Local Business Directory

The average Internet user in the U.S. visits more than 80 sites a month. The new OCRegister.com site brings content from many of your favorite sites directly to your OCRegister.com homepage, thus saving time you’d otherwise spend surfing the Web.

Since you’re already registered to post comments and other content on the existing OCRegister.com site, you’re all set to personalize your home page on the new beta site.

We’ve set up a special FAQ site and video at www.ocregister.com/help to guide you through the process of creating your own customized version of the OCRegister.com site. Your preferences will remain intact once the new OCRegister.com goes live to the general public.

Please let us know what you think of the new features, navigation elements and overall experience in customizing your site. Send questions or feedback to feedback@ocregister.com, or read ongoing updates and share your opinion with others through the Inside the OC Register blog at www.ocregister.com/insideocr.

The beta site will run in parallel with our existing site for the next several days, and launch shortly - once we’ve heard from you and ironed out any unexpected glitches to publishing in a new content management system.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and support of our new site! 

The new OCRegister.com site has been designed and tested during the past several months with your specific interests in mind. You’ve told us you visit OCRegister.com for breaking news and local information. You want to find what you’re looking for quickly, whether it’s about your favorite columnist, a new restaurant, bargains at a local store or crime in your neighborhood. We listened and made improvements accordingly.

Here’s what we’ve done to create an even better experience on OCRegister.com:

  • Adopted a cleaner, easier-to-navigate presentation
  • Emphasized hyper-local, up-to-the-minute community news updates and information
  • Ability to customize your home page (add, edit, minimize or remove content boxes)
  • Ability to add in content from other sites onto your ocregister.com home page through RSS feeds
  • More prominent search within the ocregister.com site as well as the Web
  • Improved access to Multimedia content and a Local Business Directory

The average Internet user in the U.S. visits more than 80 sites a month. The new OCRegister.com site brings content from many of your favorite sites directly to your OCRegister.com homepage, thus saving time you’d otherwise spend surfing the Web.

Since you’re already registered to post comments and other content on the existing OCRegister.com site, you’re all set to personalize your home page on the new beta site.

We’ve set up a special FAQ site and video at www.ocregister.com/help   to guide you through the process of creating your own customized version of the OCRegister.com site. Your preferences will remain intact once the new OCRegister.com goes live to the general public.

Please let us know what you think of the new features, navigation elements and overall experience in customizing your site. Send questions or feedback to feedback@ocregister.com  , or read ongoing updates and share your opinion with others through the Inside the OC Register blog at www.ocregister.com/insideocr  .

The beta site will run in parallel with our existing site for the next several days, and launch shortly - once we’ve heard from you and ironed out any unexpected glitches to publishing in a new content management system.

Thanks in advance for your feedback and support of our new site!