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Jeff Hall

Posted on May 20, 2017 14:05

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We just made some tweaks to our homepage. Also: Want to be a commentator for TheLatest.com?

First of all, thanks to so many of you for so many kind comments about TheLatest.com.

We are hearing that many like the site's simplicity and especially the fact we have no political bias and that we're happy to show a wide range of sources and views when it comes to politics.

But we also heard from some of you that you didn't like the way the first homepage you saw was "Top Stories" -- all about serious news.

In order to see Entertainment, Sports, Lifestyle and Extra, you had to click through the navigation buttons across the top to get to those pages.

Some of you said you wanted to see everything, all in one place.

So we just added a new navigation button, HOME, which will now be the first page you see when you come to THE LATEST.

If you scroll through down that page, we'll give you "THE LATEST IN BRIEF." 

That is, we'll show you five Top Stories, five Entertainment stories, five Lifestyle stories and five Extra stories.  If you want to see more in any one category, there's a "show more" button at the bottom of each of these breakouts.

We'll also place on that page our favorite TLTs (THE LATEST THINKING pieces) that are in our system right now.

So if you are in a big hurry, or have a very short attention span, you can now get all the major highlights at a glance.  We might tweak this some more, but this is a quick fix to address your concerns. 

We know our mobile presentation isn't great -- we'll fix that soon -- but this new HOME page idea will help streamline what you see on your phone if you visit TheLatest.com. 

We're going to build an actual app and add some other great features this summer.  We have some programming interns joining us who will help with that.

Keep the feedback coming.  We appreciate it.

Meanwhile, if any of you want to write for THE LATEST, send us an email with some information about yourself.  Send that to [email protected].

We're looking for writers to comment on lots and lots of topics. We're looking for writers "who have something to say, and they say it with style."  We don't want to bore anyone.

We are getting pretty logjammed with political writers -- a reflection of our times, I think.

So if you want to write about business, gadgets, venture capital, music, movies, TV, sports, fashion, hobbies, cooking, spirituality, relationships, craft beer, online gaming -- just about anything, really -- drop us a line.

Jeff

 

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on May 20, 2017 14:05

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