ABC 17 News and FOX 22 launched a new website Wednesday morning that will load faster and help users easily find stories.
Key features include a cleaner home page that will allow significantly faster loading times. The top stories of the day can still be found at the top of the homepage, with other important local, state and national stories also prominently displayed down the page.
The navigation menu has been fine-tuned to focus on the most popular sections of the site, with an additional "hamburger" navigation tool that allows users to go to specialized content pages with a single click. Live videos will now be easier to find thanks for a "LIVE" button at the top right of the homepage that will take users to current live video streams when it turns red.
User registration has also been incorporated into the new site, with a registration tool at the upper right of the home page. Users can set their default current conditions and registration allows users to leave comments on story pages.
A personalized weather page includes the latest forecast and current conditions information that can be tailored to any zip code.
The bottom of each page also features links to sign up for breaking news, severe weather and other email newsletters as well as contests and promotions and links to download the ABC 17 News mobile apps for iPhone and Android systems.