The inner workings of the New Media Department at KearneyHub.com

 

More emphasis on local news, sports and entertainment!

Thanks to the suggestions of our users we have put more emphasis on news, sports and entertainment stories. Some users were not fond of the interpolation of opinions with news and sports and felt they needed less emphasis on the homepage.

As a result we removed the “all” and “opinion” section options from the main list of stories that sits below the featured stories lideshow. You can still see the most recent opinion and letters in the side rail toward the bottom of the page. Now the homepage loads with the local news section already selected.

We hope this update makes it a little easier to see local news, sports and entertainment from the homepage. Thanks again for all your feedback!

New commenting guidelines are in place on all KearneyHub.com articles, images and other assets; see the box before commenting for our policies on slander/libel, good practices for commenting and other tips. We try very hard to keep in touch with the Letters to the Editor policy in place with the Kearney Hub print edition. The New Media staff takes commenting very seriously and feel it can be an important part of a community newspaper’s Web site, but also must be used appropriately.

New commenting guidelines are in place on all KearneyHub.com articles, images and other assets; see the box before commenting for our policies on slander/libel, good practices for commenting and other tips. We try very hard to keep in touch with the Letters to the Editor policy in place with the Kearney Hub print edition. The New Media staff takes commenting very seriously and feel it can be an important part of a community newspaper’s Web site, but also must be used appropriately.

Easier placement of coverage, example NE Prepzone live streaming

Our new site design allows for easier movement of ‘blocks’ of content on our web site, an example being the NE Prepzone Live streaming links currently on KearneyHub.com’s home page. We can easily add links and promote coverage of certain events with content we create in about five to ten minutes with the easier, more minimal site appearance.

Commenting craze on KearneyHub.com

Our Web developer Arik just implemented an awesome new feature on KearneyHub.com; comment counters! These super handy graphics can be found on all articles and videos site wide showing how many comments have been made to the article, and directing your attention to hot topics. Just look for the little comment cloud and number.

Start commenting today at KearneyHub.com, it’s easy and helps you voice your opinions on important topics in the community. Remember, you can comment via your Facebook, Twitter and other profiles on our site as well.

Updates & Bug Fixes - 11/17/11

Lots going on in this update.

  • Added comment counts site-wide.
  • /unk page actually looks like a page. Less unstyled-ness.
  • Fixed some links on the /submission_forms page.
  • RSS feed data urls working again (those using feed readers should be seeing the results of this fix)

More updates and fixes are on the way and remember. @KearneyHub on twitter or email arik.jones@kearneyhub.com or kent.lutt@kearneyhub.com with bugs and website questions. Thanks.

Storm and UNK page added

For all you sports fans out there, we have created an entire page devoted to Storm hockey and to Loper news/athletics. We are still working on some styling issues, but the pages are functional. If you have some time check them out and keep up to date with your area teams.

Updates and Bug fixes - 10/19/2011

  • Homepage slideshow loads properly now
  • Weather widget has returned
  • Work has begun on restoring the mobile version of KearneyHub.com

Stay tuned for more updates feel free to use the “ask anything” to mention bugs, questions and concerns.

All-new Marketplace logos at the top right of all KearneyHub.com pages easily take you to our main classifieds pages, including autos, rentals, real estate, jobs and how to easily place an ad with the Hub.

All-new Marketplace logos at the top right of all KearneyHub.com pages easily take you to our main classifieds pages, including autos, rentals, real estate, jobs and how to easily place an ad with the Hub.

Anonymous asked
can't get any photos to open for a bigger look. only the little "x" loads.

We are working on this issue; thank you very much for letting us know, we hope to have this issue rectified shortly.

readbooks25 asked
I'm liking the new look - good job everyone!

Thank you very much for the comment, we appreciate it! There’s work to be done, but overall I think the launch was successful.