Hey, look at that—a new design
Maybe you noticed — things look a bit different on the front of lawrence.com.
We tweaked a few aspects of the layout in our ongoing effort to better serve you, our reader.
Basically this design tweak does three things...
The most obvious is that, at the top, we now have multiple lead stories, photo galleries, podcasts, videos and the like. This should give you a wider selection from what's new on the site. It should also give new visitors to lawrence.com a better sense — at a glance — of the variety of stuff we have on this site.
We've incorporated the "Latest," "Most discussed" and "Your bets" (events that are coming up at your favorite places) in the main body of the front page. This used to be a bit hidden off to the side of the site.
We've reduced the amount of space that calendar events take up on the site. They will now be below the ad in a sidebar, instead of taking up so much space top and center of the front page.
We hope you like these changes — they were all born out of consistent feedback we were getting from all kinds of readers. As always, we appreciate you taking the time to send us what you think — we've provided a space for doing so at the bottom of every page on lawrence.com.
In the coming months we'll be working on a much more significant update to the site, both in terms of design and functionality. As we do so, we'll be drawing heavily on reader feedback — so let us know what you like, what you don't like, and what your ideal lawrence.com would have that it currently does not.