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  # 1795686 7-Jun-2017 08:11
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This mornings Herald says will be fully unveiled this week.  So the new site will be goodbye for me. That big black menu on left kills it for me.  I liked the button on top left that revealed full menu on a couple of their trials but seems like they are going for the huge menu on left. Goodbye NZ Herald.





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  # 1795701 7-Jun-2017 08:26
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Oddly enough I read the Herald on this version of the site:

mobile.nzherald.co.nz

 
 
 
 


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  # 1795703 7-Jun-2017 08:29
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I think its quite pretty actually. Style over substance though. Don't think I've ever seen a new improved web site that was actually easier to use. Never mind the latest breaking/headline news taking up most of the page with a photo of a funny looking boat falling over.





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  # 1795704 7-Jun-2017 08:31
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Isn't there an add-on somewhere to kill videos completely, or does that just wreck the whole website - is there something in ublock origin ?





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  # 1795792 7-Jun-2017 10:21
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Just got "forced" onto the new site. It proceeded to fill 2/3 of the screen with an autoplaying video ad. I've now removed the site from my bookmarks and am unlikely to revisit on a daily basis.


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  # 1795820 7-Jun-2017 11:05
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Awful

 

I think others have already shared common views on why they hate it, so I'll just state my opinion and leave it at that.

 

 


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  # 1795822 7-Jun-2017 11:06
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For all those that aren't really liking the new site, you could head over to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nzhsurvey and give them your feedback.





 
 
 
 


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  # 1795824 7-Jun-2017 11:08
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sonyxperiageek:

 

For all those that aren't really liking the new site, you could head over to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nzhsurvey and give them your feedback.

 

I did that a week ago and they havent changed so just did the feedback again from the left menu at the top. Cant see they will listen





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sonyxperiageek:

 

For all those that aren't really liking the new site, you could head over to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nzhsurvey and give them your feedback.

 

 

dont want to leave my email so cant take the survey





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  # 1795967 7-Jun-2017 13:31
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And here is the official press release sent out just now:

 

 

The new nzherald.co.nz website has relaunched today, with a new design to meet the evolving needs of its audience. The updated site is mobile first, reflecting the way the majority of Herald readers are accessing their news. 

 

NZME Managing Editor Shayne Currie says, "Our new site is designed to bring journalism to our audience in a way that makes it easier to read and enjoy, whether breaking news, exclusive reporting, in-depth data interactives or eye-catching visuals.”

 

“Our audience are much more mobile now,” says Currie. “So we designed the new site with mobile first and foremost - the site is responsive, using flexible design to ensure it looks great, whatever screen you’re using.”

 

“Another of the main changes is the left navigation, aimed at getting users to the content quickly and easily, along with signposting for different types of stories. 

 

“Articles are also now labelled with how long they will take to read – whether it be a minute or two on the run, or a deeper reading experience. Images are also bigger and bolder, to bring important news events to life, or highlight our great lifestyle content,” says Currie. 

 

The redesign comes with NZME’s licensing of the state-of-the-art Arc platform, designed by the Washington Post for modern news rooms and used by Canada’s Globe and Mail, Argentina’s Infobae and the Alaska Dispatch News. 

 

“This partnership is the beginning of something great,” says CEO of NZME, Michael Boggs. “Our relationship with our audience and advertisers is core to our business success. Delivering content and premium advertising opportunities to them every day is vital and the Arc Publishing suite, along with the redesign will enable this to continue to happen.”

 

 “The implementation of Arc over the coming months is a significant step in NZME's aim to stay at the forefront of global publishing technology,” says Boggs. 

 

Currie adds, “The Arc platform helps journalists create, optimise and enrich their content and allows them to analyse its performance. It will give us huge flexibility.” 

 

To launch the new site, NZME ran a nationwide campaign partnering with 43 fish and chip shops around New Zealand. Each fish and chip shop was sent 1,000 broadsheet size wrappers specially printed with the message “You’ve Changed. So Have We.”

 

 “Our reader’s appetite for news has completely reshaped how we serve up news, sport and entertainment on the New Zealand Herald site,” says Anita Waugh, GM Brand & Communications at NZME.

 

 “This is a unique, engaging and quintessentially kiwi way to launch our digital site around New Zealand,” she continues.  “We’ve used fish and chip wrappers to create a new form of media.”

 

Justin Pilkington from participating fish and chip shop, Mt Eden Village Fish Shop says the wrapper is proving popular. “We’re getting a really good response from customers - they want to know what’s going on, and what this is all about. We’re directing them to the website.”

 





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They should have partnered with pet shops and sent out birdcages instead.

 

 





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  # 1795972 7-Jun-2017 14:04
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Rearranging the deck chairs?





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  # 1795975 7-Jun-2017 14:12
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Regarding that press release above: can anyone think of any other buzz words they coulda shoved in that?


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  # 1795976 7-Jun-2017 14:12
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Looks like crap. The old one was far easier to find your way around.
What does the "5 minutes to read" thing mean? 5 minutes until the story is uploaded for reading? Or it's only available to read for 5 minutes?


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  # 1795977 7-Jun-2017 14:14
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The '5 minutes to read' means it will take you about 5 mins to read.  So if you're on the bus and due to get off at the next stop you know not to start reading the article at that point because you won't finish it.  It's designed for millennials who have a very short attention span and need to be spoon fed.  Interesting that you had a totally different take on it cool


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