Thursday, November 02, 2006

New Telegram website

It's nice to see the Transcontinental group finally update the websites for their newspapers. I use newspaper websites a lot and the telegram was a frustrating and almost useless waste of bandwidth - very little news content or web features.

The new site looks a bit better but that's not saying much. It still falls way short of the standards set by many other news organizations. The design can fairly be described as ugly and busy with too many ads in too small a space. The content is still weak and seems to have little more, if any, than the old site did.

Of particular frustration to me is the expensive news archive. One piece from yesterday's paper, for example, was only accessible to me upon a charge of $3.95 for a mere 310 words!


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