We’re delighted to be running a new version of bitternepark.info from this week, which offers readers a number of benefits.
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In particular the new site should mean improved legibility across virtually all devices – and the version for phones and tablets should finally make the site much easier to view on mobile.
In fact, it appears quite ‘appy’ in a normal phone browser, without the need to download yet another app for your device!
Editor Guy Phillips said: “You may have already noticed that the site looks slightly different – although if you haven’t, that’s great too because I don’t believe in redesigning things for the sake of it. I wanted to continue with the fairly traditional feel of the site, which many readers are very familiar with, and happy using.
“Nonetheless it now runs on more up-to-date software which will allow for new developments in the future, introduces a ‘tagging’ system to classify articles by topic for the first time, and the new mobile version, which was long overdue, is a vast improvement.
“Hats off to Jim Bluemel for all his hard work patiently turning the ideas into reality. He’s done an absolutely brilliant job.”
The tagging system also allows readers to find stories relating to their area via the main menu, such as Townhill Park, St Denys or Portswood.
On the subject of Portswood, you may have noticed we had to take the difficult decision to stop publishing our sister site portswood.info a few months back. Time constraints coupled with the very difficult advertising climate made it unrealistic to continue publishing two sites. On the positive side, we hope to make selected archive content from portswood.info, which started in 2007, available on bitternepark.info over time, and aim to continue to cover some Portswood news in the future.
We’re still tweaking a few bits and pieces on bitternepark.info as we go, so if you spot anything that’s broken, or articles that we’ve yet to tag (there’s been a lot to do!), please do let us know and we’ll do what we can to make it better.