Newspaper site gets new look
The Echo Press launched a redesigned website today, Wednesday.
The address - www.echopress.com - will stay the same.
Visitors to the new site will still have to log in as they have in the past, and e-mail addresses and passwords should continue to work.
If users have forgotten their passwords, just click "Login," enter your e-mail address in the "lost your password" box and click on "reset my password." A new temporary password will be e-mailed to the e-mail address.
If users are having problems logging in, they may call the Echo Press at (320) 763-3133.
It's recommended that users have Internet Explorer 6 or 7 on their Windows PCs, or Firefox 3. Mac users should use Safari 3 or Mozilla Firefox 3.
The new website is designed to make it easier to navigate. More stories and bigger photos will be featured on the home page and each section is divided into sub-sections.
Users will notice that links to articles and sections on the old website will not work when the switch is made.
Users will notice a sub-menu appear when they point their mouse over each tab on the website. The sub-menu will change for each category.
Stories may appear in several categories and that is, by design, to let as many people find our articles as possible.
We will still feature the same amount of local content on our website as we always have, but we'll also provide regional news from other Forum Communications Company newspapers.
This change has been under way for several months on the previous website, but our daily updates are more prominent now and may feature stories from newspapers across the region.
The Echo Press' main emphasis on local news and events will continue to dominate the website but online readers can go to the site for regional news as well.
Another feature built into the site is the use of "tags," which are key words that help with searching.
A search on the new website is based on tags and tags will also be visible on the bottom of each article. By clicking on those tags, users will be able to access any other story with that same tag.
The Echo Press welcomes feedback about the website's new look. Send e-mails to email@example.com or mail your comments to Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.