Foreach digitally remasters newspapers De Tijd and L’Echo
In the growing world of digital devices newspapers have to find ways to re-invent themselves. After the app for the iPad and the HTML5 webapps, an HTML5 based digital newspaper emerged to serve the growing number of users owning Android or Blackberry tablets.
From the perspective of a more unified user experience throughout the complete product range, the old flash-based graphical paper required a redesign to fulfill the expectations set by the upcoming tablet usage. A redesign was started to mirror the look and feel that tablet users get on the iPad app or on the HTML5 web application, resulting also in an extra set of functionality as compared to the former flash-based graphical paper.
Some of the extra advantages offered include:
- Easier navigation between the graphical and text version of an article
- Possibility to zoom into a page and read the original paper on your browser
- A navigation menu at the bottom allowing easy navigation through the original paper
- Printing articles or sharing articles through mail, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn
The digital newspaper is currently available to Digital or Complete subscribers and offers the same content as the original newspaper in paper form. The subscriber can choose freely to read the paper articles in graphical form or text form and also has the ability like before to download pages in PDF format or even the complete paper.
Of course, designing a concept is one thing, implementing it is often another story.
Strong team co-operation, some extra reinforcement from HQ and the overall usage of best practices allowed the team to deliver on time, up to expectations and within budget.
Press article De Tijd: Nieuwe bladerkrant op Tijd.be
Foreach has created several websites with Umbraco and was recently named Certified Partner.October 25, 2012