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WELCOME | Table of Contents WHAT’S NEW? Reorganization Of Sections ....................................................................................................................... page 2 The News Feed - What Is It? ...................................................................................................................... page 3 Share. Discuss. Connect. - No More User Accounts .............................................................................. page 4 TimesNews.net - One Site. All Devices. ................................................................................................... page 5 A Different Way To Search ....................................................................................................................... page 6


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WHAT’S NEW? | Reorganization Of Sections Now, there are 5 major content categories. The categories are listed below, along with a few examples of popular content you will find in each one. NEWS

CRIME

• Local News • Business/Technology • Education News • Regional & National

NEWS:

Top News

SPORTS

• Crime-related News • Local Sports News • Arrested! section • SportsLive section • Police Blotter section • Seasonal sports and • Crime Map (soon) team content

Local News

Regional & National

PHOTOS

ENTERTAINMENT

COMMUNITY

• Entertainment News • Movies • Events (soon) • GoTri Magazine

• Death Notices • Celebrations • Times News Blogs • Sunday Stories & TriCity Moms content

Business & Technology

Sub-category links will appear directly below Education the main navigation bar in each section

VIDEOS

You’ll find lots of photos and videos throughout the new site, and we’ve created special sections for each, offering quick access to all visual content.

SportsLive and TriCity Mom are now part of timesnews.net! You will find their links in the sub-category section of the main navigation bar.


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WHAT’S NEW? | The News Feed - What Is It? Streams of information have become the preferred way to consume online content (think Facebook and Twitter). We can see why - users can quickly identify new content, visual content (photos and video), and the most compelling stories. If you prefer the more traditional model, your favorite categories are still available to browse section by section.

CATEGORY BANNERS

ORDER OF CONTENT ON SECTION FRONTS

1. 2. 3. 4.

LOCAL NEWS

Breaking News (if any)

FEATURED STORY Featured Story at the top

Click on a category banner to navigate directly to that section.

SPORTS

WHAT DO THESE ICONS MEAN? Stories marked as “Hot” - Popular stories that stick to the top of the feed. Stories that contain video - Marked on stories that have embedded video. Premium Content - Stories marked with this icon are available on our full E-edition or print product.

LOCAL NEWS

“Hot” Stories PAGINATION ON SECTION FRONTS Police seek Bristol, Tenn. man in connection The news feed displays in chronological order. Use pagination with Kingsport burglary buttons at the bottom of each page to view older stories.

All other stories in a category in chronological February order by date - newest 4th, 2013 2:34first. pm by WES BUNCH

« First 1 Kingsport police are looking for a Bristol, Tenn. man who allegedly broke into a Brunswick Street ...

2

3

Next ›

Last »


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WHAT’S NEW? | Share. Discuss. Connect. - No More User Accounts Now it’s easy to discuss and share: You will no longer need a Times News user account.

COMMENTS USING DISQUS

SHARE YOUR CONTENT WITH US

Comments can be found at the bottom of the story. Commenting will now be a quick and easy process. Instantly create a Disqus account or sign in with your existing Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account. No more waiting!

Be an active user! Share a story, your photos, or tell us about an important event. It’s quick, easy, and you don’t need a user account to share what’s important to you.

Share » www.timesnews.net/share


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WHAT’S NEW? | TimesNews.net - One Site. Any Device. Desktop. Tablet. Smart Phone ... The new timesnews.net works on all of them. No separate mobile site. No pinching to zoom. Just a clean flow of news and information optimized for your favorite device.

SITE LAYOUT OPTIMIZED FOR TABLETS & SMART PHONES No separate mobile site, just the same site optimized

Touch the arrow for the complete navigation menu and go directly to your favorite section.


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WHAT’S NEW? | A Different Way To Search. The site search works and behaves very similar to the previous version of timesnews.net. The difference is how you see the results. Instead of being directed to an outside page for results, the results will appear at the top of the page directly under the main site navigation bar. Search for articles and images quickly without disrupting your session.

SEARCH RESULTS ON DESKTOP & TABLET VIEWS

RESULTS ON MOBILE VIEW

Close button Clears search results

Search results appear above the page content

Times News website user guide  

Explanation of how the new site functions.

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