Digital insights | A successful initial year for the upgraded website

It’s been about a year given The Issaquah Press transitioned to a new online platform. 

We pronounced goodbye to a website that was old, delayed and tough to use, and upgraded to a sleek, new, mobile-friendly It’s authorised a staff to improved showcase a stories that matter to you, either it’s in a form of articles, imitation galleries or videos. 

We were means to do things that simply weren’t probable on a prior site. For example, for a initial time, we had a capability to upload photos of each maestro listed in a annual Lest We Forget section. We also introduced a new grill inspections database that is consistently one of a most-viewed facilities on a site.

Photo galleries are now many easier to navigate, and even easier to upload, permitting us to constraint and share some-more noted scenes from a place we call home. Here were a most-viewed Issaquah imitation galleries of a year:

• Reporter David Hayes’ Aug hide demeanour during a new Issaquah Middle School captivated a many eyes.

• My Oct photos of a new Issaquah Dough Zone’s grill interior hold a second spot.

• Liberty High School events slotted in during both 3 and four. Greg Farrar’s Liberty commencement photos were a third most-viewed, while my photos from a Patriots’ homecoming football game came in fourth.

• Scott Stoddard’s photos of April’s All Jeep show during Triple XXX Root Beer Drive-In dull out a tip five.

As a sidenote, a most-viewed slideshow opposite all of a websites (which embody The Issaquah Press, Sammamish Review, SnoValley Star and a Newcastle News) was Farrar’s behind-the-scenes demeanour during a Sammamish YMCA before it non-stop to a public.

Development, expansion and trade were common themes among a most-read stories of a year. Here are a few of a highlights:

• Stoddard’s work about a midcentury Providence Heights chapel shows adult a few times in a most-read category, including a initial news that a chapel would be demolished and transposed with homes, to a latest growth that saw a Issaquah School District approve regulating venerable domain to acquire it.

• My news about a second attack on a poor Interstate 90 overpass is among a most-read, too. A year after a rubbish lorry shop-worn a overpass over Front Street, a backhoe caused additional repairs in April.

• Lizz Giordano’s story about a proposed hotel on a slope behind Fred Meyer held a lot of attention, as did Stoddard’s story about a change in ownership during Front Street Market. 

• A letter to a editor thanking a Costco worker who paid for a customer’s equipment after her withdraw label malfunctioned resonated with thousands of readers and remained one of a most-read equipment of a year.

If we haven’t already, we inspire we to bookmark and make a daily visit. You’ll find new, timely calm posted roughly each day. Can’t wait until we get your paper each Thursday? Most of a stories in a imitation book are substantially already on a website.

Plus, there’s additional calm online that we won’t see in a newspaper, including contributor Neil Pierson’s prep sports video highlights and several online-only imitation galleries.

As we demeanour to a future, we’re always looking to urge a reader experience. How can we make your time on some-more convenient? Send me your comments and ideas: