New Independent site launched…

Considering the major, major improvement in the Irish Times and the Belfast Telegraph sites, the Irish Independent was lagging a long way behind… Now it steps into the 21st Century, or at least the world of Web 2.0, with a clean design, clear structure and lovely rss feeds… Let them know what you think… PS, they have finally dropped registration, which I know was big bug bear with some of our regular and occasional readers…

  • willis

    It shows what the Telegraph could have been. Why do the O’Reilly papers not have a common layout? The Bele Tele is a navigational mess.

  • alan Jones

    I hated the Irish Independent log in so I never used it.

  • Dec

    PS, they have finally dropped registration, which I know was big bug bear with some of our regular and occasional readers…

    And just when I’d finally memorized the password ‘chunuquyma’…

  • ben

    No improvement to the content, though.

  • Mick Fealty

    Now, now… there is some very good content in there ben… you may not agree with it… but…

    I suspect this is an iteration on from the Bel Tel… which at the time was big improvement from what was there before… it’s still the most usuable of all the NI news sites…

  • ben

    You’re absolutely right I don’t agree with everything in the Indo. Just the other day they gave me a bad tip on the third race at Shelbourne Park *AND* they told me that lovely Amanda (19), pictured in Stephen’s Green at the launch of Some Awareness Week Or Other, studies Spanish and Philosophy at Trinity when we all know she’s 25 and on the scratcher.

    Next week their literary supplement has a review of the latest from Cecelia Ahern and a quiveringly erotic short story by Captain Myers.

  • Bill

    it’s still the most usuable of all the NI news sites

    It is still the most usuable of all the NI news sites

    I could express that sentiment in many forms but no. I will just ask a simple question, do the people who set up these sites think about use users in the real world who go to sites for information and not flashiness?

  • qubol

    Relatively speaking it may be better than the Belfast Telegraph but if that’s what you benchmark yourself against then I’m not even sure it’s even worth botherng. It’s not like you have to go far to see some really excellent design, Guardian.co.uk would be a good start.

  • SuperSoupy

    In tech terms I believe this is described as ‘turd polishing’ 😉

  • páid

    Disagree SS!

    You might not like the editorial line but the indo’s got the news, lots of it, and accurate.

    And I cant resist reading Myers, let’s face it the man can write.