With help from the <a href="http://pdmedialab.com" target="_blank">PD Media Lab</a>, <em>The Sonoma Index-Tribune</em> launched a new website on Monday, Sept. 9. The address is still <a href="http://sonomanews.com">sonomanews.com</a>, but readers will find a more elegant design that’s easier to navigate.
“This is something we’ve wanted and worked on for a long time,” said David Bolling, <em>Index-Tribune</em> editor and publisher. “It should be better for our readers, thanks to improved navigation and greater opportunity for community interaction.”
First and foremost, the Index-Tribune separated its newspaper content from its national SONOMA magazine content, to create a more cohesive experience for users.
Readers will still find the same sections, including news, local sports, schools, food and wine, entertainment, opinion, obituaries and real estate, but with a sleeker design that allows for better photo display and readability. Photo galleries will be prominently featured on the homepage, and regularly updated with the best of Sonoma Valley’s sports, fundraising events and community moments.
“We have stellar photography of life in the Valley, and this site will allow us to display those great images in a more meaningful way,” Bolling said.