Welcome to the new Ledger-Enquirer.com!

We hope you like the new look of the site, which has been completely redesigned to be simpler to use, quicker to load and easier on the eyes.

L-E Web developer Nick Blair has worked tirelessly alongside a team from McClatchy Interactive, the online arm of our parent company, to develop a site design that is clean, elegant and adaptable to the news of the day. Countless features that enhance the user experience have been engineered into the Chattahoochee Valley’s most-viewed news Web site.

Here’s what you’ll find:

The clutter is gone. The new design simply displays stories, photos, video and other content. The old site was adapted over time and was “junked up” with links and other doo-dads that became obsolete. Users will not have to hunt for the most important stuff; the latest news stories can be found the top of the home page (as they were before) and aren’t difficult to find. In short, it’s a quantum leap in site design.

The display of photos and photo galleries — a popular feature — are simply dazzling. Photos under the old site frequently appeared in small windows and were difficult to view. The new design allows them to be properly displayed for maximum impact and enjoyment.

It’s blazing fast. You’ll notice the site does not take as long to load. This is the result of a re-engineering of the “backside” of the site. The improvement in the underlying programming improves speed and interaction.

The section lineup has been simplified, cutting away areas that rarely were accessed. Nick and his team culled through hundreds of pages and whittled the design down to what’s most important.

The changes are significant and certainly will take some getting used to for frequent visitors. But we’re confident that the improvements are a step forward for the Ledger-Enquirer’s online presence, which has seen sustained growth in unique visitors and page views.

So what do you think about the new look? We want to hear from you. Tell us what you think by going to our Customer Service page -- http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/customer-service. We value your feedback.

— Joseph Kieta, executive editor

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