‘Tis the week for new newspaper websites. On Sunday I blogged about the new Centretown Buzz website. And on Tuesday, the Ottawa Sun launched a new web home. It’s bold, it’s brash, and it’s very visual. Much like the print edition. On the surface I like it, will have to use it for a few days before I pass judgement on the rest of the user experience.
Here’s a note about the “new digital experience” from Rick Gibbons, the Sun’s Publisher: “See your local news, sports and entertainment unfolding in full colour photos and video, brought to you in the SUN’s unique and edgy style by your favourite SUN columnists and reporters. Be the first to comment live on the day’s events and easily share with others. Allow our visual navigation to guide you through features, blogs, exciting contests, our new coffee break section and more. Plus, our daily Sunshine Girl shouldn’t be missed.”
See also: Ottawa Newspapers Guide