A message from Jacek:
We’re excited to launch a new version of our mobile site this morning. If you’re reading this on a mobile device, you’re probably already aware of that.
The new site is quick, easy to navigate, and relatively intuitive, but we want to point out a couple of things to make the transition easier. You will also find more ads in this version, but we hope you understand that it enables us to invest in our strong team of writers and help Lainey to continue to champion diverse voices online, as well as grow the site’s technical/creative elements. Digital publishing has been under market pressure for quite some time and has also made efforts to be more transparent. These costs require more avenues to generate the needed revenue and we hope you understand and support us in that effort by navigating these ads.
In general, the new mobile site behaves like an app. You can navigate from section to section, article to article, and photo to photo with either a left or right swipe. If you enter an article in the main “Gossip” page, you can navigate to older or “lower” posts by swiping left, and newer or “higher” posts by swiping right. The same is true in Lifestyle, etc. And you’ll still find the day’s intro near the top below the newest articles scroller.
You can also navigate from section to section of the site with swipes, or by touching the menu at the top. If you choose to swipe, you’d swipe left from the Gossip home page to go to the Lifestyle home page, for instance.
Photo galleries work the same way. Photos that are associated with an article are at the bottom of articles as usual. Tap on a photo to launch the gallery and swipe left or right to view them. You can tap on a photo from within the gallery view to zoom in, and tap it again to snap back to the gallery view. Once you reach the end of a gallery for a given article, you’ll notice that you can jump right into the next article’s photo gallery. It’s easy to spot because you’ll also see the title below the photo change to the title of that next article. At any time you can jump back into the article by clicking “Back to Article” in the top right corner.
If you get lost within the site at any point, you can always find the drop down menu floating above the content in the top left corner. From there, you can go to any section of the site and “reset”.
The new site is a faster, cleaner overlay of our old mobile site and we encourage you to use it. If, however, you absolutely cannot and need to use the old version of the mobile site you can jump into the “Classic” mobile site from the drop down menu (see screenshot below) or at the base of articles where you see a link to “Classic Version”. You’ll also need to go classic if you’re looking to go back beyond 30 or so articles (or roughly 3 days of posts), or if you need to access some deeper features such as Search, Archives, Index pages, and other elements that you don’t see on the new site. Again, the link to jump to the old mobile site is always in the drop down menu.
Thank you all for supporting LaineyGossip and we hope you like what you see. If you have any feedback or questions please email jacek(@)laineygossip.com.
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