Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Flint Journal launches new website

The Flint Journal launched its new website today and it is a definite improvement over the old MLive version.

I'm still not sold on the soft blue type, but the information was easier to find and I like the "Most commented" tabs at the bottom of the page.

The logo at the top of the page is a useless distraction, but probably required by corporate types. I still think an identifiable banner completely linking the webpage to the paper would be the best, but at least some of the navigation problems have gone away.

Anyway, here's the link:


Anonymous said...

It's ok...I guess. Don't see a huge difference, though. The blue font's not too bad; when it comes to reading I prefer lots and lots of contrast. While black and navy blue are among my least-favorite colors, when they're a font against a white background they're very eye-friendly.

Anonymous said...

This is the same layout/format used by other sister sites (part of First noticed it with, so maybe MLive is a little late to the table. Has a real "template" feel but an improvement nonetheless and obviously cheaper than a homemade solution.

Anonymous said...

Did you catch that business is now a midmichigan effort, done with Saginaw and Bay City?

Anonymous said...

Search tool still doesn't work. Don't know why they even have one. Try "AAA michigan gas prices" on mlive (doesn't work), then try it on google (takes you right to mlive's own story).