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news Worthington, 56187

Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

WORTHINGTON — Online readers of the Daily Globe will be looking at a revamped website for the newspaper this morning.

The Daily Globe on Tuesday relaunched its website, dglobe.com, with a new, cutting-edge design that focuses on the needs of the site’s consumers and advertisers. Users of the site will notice a fresher, more open look that will allow for, among other things, larger photos, related story links and more efficient navigation of the site. Ultimately, though, the new design is based on how consumers use the site and how advertisers want to capitalize on the site’s popularity.

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“We’re excited to make these changes and give our readers an up-to-date, easier-to-read online experience,” Daily Globe Managing Editor Ryan McGaughey said. “Along with the new website, we plan on making a concerted effort to provide more current, relevant content that will encourage our Internet readers to visit us often.”

The updated website will also allow its users simpler access to multimedia content, including videos and photos. Videos will be prominently featured within individual stories, and numerous photos will now be able to be viewed within a given story rather than in a separate photo gallery.

Armed with versatile smart phones, iPads and other portable, digital devices, readers are consuming information differently than newspapers’ audiences of the past. Today’s readers are more mobile and want immediate access to the information they desire on the device of their choice.

The new design at dglobe.com focuses on that demand and uses the newest responsive design technology so that no matter what device a consumer is using — be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop or home computer — he or she will view the same website, which will intuitively adapt to the device being used.

The new design puts dglobe.com at the forefront of the digital media industry. Only a few other publishers across the country have moved to a responsive website design, meaning the site automatically changes the format of its layout, images and advertising based on the device the viewer is using.

The newly relaunched site’s innovation doesn’t end with just the responsive design. Consumers also should be excited about the fact that the new design allows for photos and other content to be displayed larger, preview navigation, related content links and related topics.

People already registered with dglobe.com will be able to use their current username and password to get onto the site.

The Daily Globe is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D. Forum Communications Co. owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Readers are invited to send comments about the new website to dgnews@dglobe.com.

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