If you’re accessing the desktop version of the Mid Ulster Mail website this week, you will notice a fresh new design.
Over the last few years, the Mid Ulster Mail has been leading the way in delivering local news as it happens on our website.
Our dedicated coverage of news and sports events across the region has seen a marked increase in the number of users of our website.
More recently, our reporters have taken their journalism one step further, by delivering video coverage of the stories which they are covering, giving the online reader a unqiue insight into what is happening in their own communities.
We are fully aware of the ever changing needs of the digital audience and to that end, we believe that we have a new website design which will enhance our readers experience and deliver more content and increase our interaction with readers.
On the new website, there is a new navigation approach to help you find your way around the site.
And there’s more - a new ‘What’s On’ section, a ‘Picks of The Day’ slot on every article as well as the homepage, and an improved player for all the latest videos.
In addition, tweets, offers and services are more prominently displayed, so too contact information if you want to get in touch with Mid Ulster Mail team.
The changes have been made in response to customer feedback about the previous version of the website. If you’ve been one of the many people who have been involved in our research programme, thank you for sharing your views – it’s been a great help.
Existing registered users should also still be able to use their current login for commenting on the site.
There will be further enhancements to the digital experience for users of www.midulstermail.co.uk - across web and mobile - in the coming months. But all your favourite content will still be available, and hopefully easier to access as a result of the changes we’ve made.
Editor Peter Bayne said: “I’m delighted to be able to offer this significantly improved experience for our desktop website users.
“I really believe our new-look site will help our audience to find and enjoy our great online content and services.
“But to make sure we’re doing the best possible job we can, I’m keen for as much feedback as possible.”
The new wesbite will go live on Tuesday [Sept 17] morning.