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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Newswise 2.0 Website Update News

Welcome friends, fans, media types, researchers, science nerds, bloggers, journalists, and John Q. Publics; Welcome to Newswise 2.0.

It's been a little over a week since we launched the new, revamped, and overall, things have been a huge success. There's a lot of enhancements to site navigation, including drop-down menus across the top of the site for easy access to browse news articles, and to locate various tools, resources, and support. The site is also highly optimized for SEO, so that should help users find our articles more quickly in search engines.

As with any new web site launch, we've had a few bugs and hiccups. The new search tool doesn't accept special characters, for example. Also, some users running Internet Explorer 7 or earlier are having some issues with their login, and certain pages not displaying. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox, or at least upgrading to version 8 of Internet Explorer if you're having issues.

Some users have noticed that there's not currently a "printer-friendly" link on the article page view. If you wish to print an article, you can automatically print it in a printer-friendly format by just selecting file>print from the broswer's menu. Your print-out should be a single column of only the article body, and some users are finding that this seems to take up more pages than necessary. We're working on improving the printer-friendly format, and should have fix soon.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please use our Contact Form, and someone will respond to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for bearing with us as we go through this transition while we work on improving the Newswise 2.0 experience for you. Your support and patience is much appreciated.

All the best,
Thom and the rest of the Newswise Staff

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