Gradually, The Post Gets Faster New Look
SANATOGA PA – The Sanatoga Post on Wednesday (May 20, 2020) introduced its fifth website redesign in 12 years of operation, but the initially visible changes are only part of a work that’s still in progress, Managing Editor Joe Zlomek said.
The re-design is prompted in part by The Post’s web crash of May 11-14, which Zlomek said “resulted from a good problem to have: too many readers.” The Post’s consistent readership during April was 20,412, a 17-percent increase over each of the three previous months. With the exception of its time offline, that trend continues during May, he added.
Consultants working with The Post have deployed technology and software advances for speed and readership growth that were unavailable in its last update of three years ago. More changes and design additions are anticipated within the next two weeks.
The revised site places an emphasis on mobility (up to 67 percent of daily readers view The Post on mobile devices) and simplicity. In tests conducted by its coders, pages are loading up to three times faster than before.
The change probably most noticeable to readers will be menus that allow them to focus on stories of interest based on either specific municipalities or topics.
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