Welcome to the redesigned sltrib.com. It is our first update since 2010, and it is a complete overhaul. The top quality journalism Utahns expect from The Salt Lake Tribune now comes in a faster, cleaner and richer online experience.
It’s a “responsive” design, meaning it changes to fit any screen – desktop, tablet or phone. The modular look of the home page and the single-column format of article pages are recognition of the rise of mobile news consumption. Photos and video also are more integrated.
To reduce clutter and improve performance, we’ve reduced the number of advertisements by about half, and the pop-up ads are gone.
And whether it’s a breaking story or a deep dive, our reporters and editors have new tools to tell their stories better.
Today’s launch is the culmination of a monthslong collaboration with two key players. The website is built on a platform created and maintained by The Washington Post, which has undergone its own technology overhaul since it was purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in 2013.
For design and development, we turned to a small Utah firm, We Like Small. Working from their shop on Edison Street in downtown Salt Lake City, they created the modern, elegant look and built out features to The Tribune’s specifications.
The old “navigation bar” is gone, replaced by the “hamburger” menu in the upper left corner. Click the hamburger, and you’ll see buttons for our News, Sports, Religion, Opinion and Arts and Living sections, as well as obituaries.
If you click through to the sections, you’ll see a row of buttons at the top for subsections. (Sports, for instance, has subsections for the Utah Jazz, RSL, the Utes and BYU, among others.)
Commenters (and comments readers), look for the small speech bubble icon in the share buttons on the left side of the page. Clicking the bubble will take you to story comments.
Our other older content is still available, and we’ve made it easier to find with an improved search. Also, we’re giving some our most important work a permanent spot on the home page. Scroll down to the “Must Reads,” where you’ll find our finest work -- including our Pulitzer Prize-winning stories on campus sexual assault.
These are the stories that make the Tribune indispensable in Utah, and they are still very much worth reading if you haven’t already.
We’re also launching new mobile applications after seven years, although that will be a two-step process. IPhone and Android app users will find that our old apps no longer work now.
For the next couple of months, we’ll have temporary apps that highlight our most recent news in a new, easier to read format that includes videos. Later, we’ll move to more sophisticated mobile apps, also coming from The Washington Post.
And of course, we’re still continuing our 147th year of printing a daily newspaper. We’ll get you your Tribune wherever you want it.
So let us know what you think by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re not standing still on making further improvements. We pour our hearts into what we do, and we thank you for reading.