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New Charlotte Observer website

Posted on 31 Jul 2008 by Justin Ruckman

Today, the Observer’s Web site converts to a completely new format. The new site will be faster, easier to use and more responsive to all that you need to live well in our region. It’ll have a cleaner design, more logical format, bigger type, crisper graphics, larger photos and a fuller screen for video and will offer more breaking news updates, video and reader-comment features.” now redirects to is to be relaunched in the future as a separate website.


  1. christian.ryan 1 Aug 2008 at 9:45 AM

    Amazing! A bright new Web 1.5 design-by-committee generic site along with the same mediocre outsourced journalism? How could I not bookmark it?

    Really though — Ann Caulkins, is your paper called No? Then why doesn’t the paper’s name/logo appear at the top of the page? It’s’
    Even has their paper’s name/logo underneath their “web presence.”

  2. Tim Ernst 1 Aug 2008 at 3:27 PM

    Yuck. It’s too bloggy. They need a website that embraces the rich tradition and history of a great American newspaper (Look at or but incorporates Web 2.0 technology.

    I still don’t like the layout of many newspaper websites. I find them very cluttered and busy. I never can find what I’m looking for and there’s a lot of wasteful information.