The Tyee gets a makeover

After nearly six years of publishing online, Vancouver’s The Tyee has been redesigned in a big way.

In his column introducing the changes, Tyee editor David Beers explains that the redesign process took more than a year, from reader surveys through design and implementation.

Some of the changes:

  • A continuous feed of B.C. and national news from The Canadian Press
  • An updated design, including a new navigation bar, with sections (in a variety of fonts) across the top of the home page, rather than down the side as on the old site
  • A classifieds section with three categories: For sale, Events, and Jobs
  • Stories are also tagged and organized by topic areas (Education, Olympics, Health etc.), which are listed in a drop-down menu on the home page
  • A Flickr photo pool that readers can submit to and one photo will be featured daily
  • A “From the Archives” box that will highlight older content that is relevant to the current news and events
  • Readers can rate stories and view stories that are “Most Read,” “Most Emailed,” and “Best Rated”