As readers' news habits change, so must the news operations that serve them.
We've revamped The Telegraph's website, macon.com, to make it easier to find the content you want, ensure faster delivery of stories and other content, and provide you with the best reading experience no matter what device you're using.
First, we’ve cleaned up the macon.com homepage so it isn’t so busy, allowing us to better showcase distinct content.
There are fewer tabs on the menu bar at the top of the homepage, but that doesn't mean we've eliminated content. Click on the three horizontal bars next to the "full menu" tab to discover a host of sections and topics that will link you to content such as business, opinion and entertainment and to services you may need, from placing an ad to getting help with your subscription.
Technology changes mean that once you click on what you want to read, it should be delivered to you more quickly than in the past.
More and more people are visiting our digital platforms each day, whether from their desktops, laptops, smart phones or tablets. Content displayed on your desktop computer may not be as easy to read on your phone or tablet. Our redesign optimizes the way viewers see news and advertising content on their mobile browsers or tablets. For the best reading experience, download our mobile app on Apple or Android, which also will allow you to receive news alerts.
Most importantly, though, our redesign keeps the emphasis on breaking news and the enterprise work produced by our award-winning news staff. Our cleaner, less-cluttered site and larger type size mean reporters’ stories will get better display. And because readers are drawn to stories and pages that are visually appealing, the redesign provides more space for the work of our talented photography staff. You will find their work prominently displayed on the macon.com homepage, the story-level pages, as well as on our tablet app.
Videos also are well-displayed on the homepage. We've been increasing the number of local and national videos on our site and expect to provide you with more video in the coming months.
A popular homepage feature -- the “most popular” stories section -- is now called “trending stories” and can be found in the middle of the homepage.
Other features that have become increasingly popular, including links that allow you to share a story or engage with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, are still at your fingertips.
Finally, macon.com is a community resource. We want you to share your opinions and comments as well as your photos and story ideas. Click here for a reminder on how to do that and for frequently asked questions that should address any issues you may have.
Meanwhile, I invite you to take a tour of our new site and let me know what you think.
To contact Executive Editor Sherrie Marshall, call 478-744-4340 or find her on Twitter @shermarsh.