The Chronicle introduced early Saturday morning a redesigned website to create a better overall user experience, launching new features such as a campus calendar.
“We are very excited to get off to a fresh start for the semester,” said Lenny Neslin, the Chronicle’s editor for the upcoming academic year. “Our new site theme optimizes usability for our readers and allows us to feature more fresh content above the fold than we ever have before. “I’m very proud of what we were able to accomplish this summer.”
The Chronicle’s newly appointed Web developer Marcus Harun was mainly responsible for transitioning to the new website theme.
“The new design is just the tip of the iceberg,” Harun said. “The new technology we are using will allow us to totally transform how the Chronicle covers the news on Quinnipiac’s campus. We will not only be publishing content on Wednesdays anymore; QUChronicle.com is Quinnipiac’s news source and will be up-to-date all the time.”
The Chronicle’s campus calendar offers a way to find all university events aggregated into one calendar. Members of the Quinnipiac community can add their own events to the calendar and will be shared pending moderation by the Chronicle. Easy-to-use filters allow users to choose which calendars they want to see individually.
Another key new feature to the website is its multimedia page makeover. No longer will users have to leave QUChronicle.com to scroll through photo galleries. All multimedia produced by Chronicle photographers and videographers can be found on the site’s revamped multimedia page.
The site also unveiled a newly designed local advertising media kit, which can be downloaded from the advertising page. The Chronicle expanded its advertising options for print and online, including rates for inserts, website banners and custom advertisement design.