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Help get into your Yahoo news feed

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hello loyal readers, we could use your help.

A few months back, we changed our URL from to

charleyIt’s taken some people and organizations a while to find us again.

At the moment, we’re thinking about Yahoo’s news feed.

We’ve been missing from the feed since switching the URL. We’ve filled out their news feed suggestion form a few times but haven’t gotten any action.

So now we’re up for a vote. It can’t hurt, right?

If you want to give us a hand, all you have to do is go here:

There will be a little gray box on the left that says “Vote.” That’s what you click.

Thanks in advance!





Welcome (almost) to our new website

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Come Monday (unless there’s a delay), readers will see the Charleston Daily Mail on a redesigned website.

The changes will relate to functionality more than appearance, and that’s on purpose. We don’t aim to confuse you. Our aim is to serve you better.

First a word of caution, though. We’re still learning to use this site. And we’re still ironing out some kinks.

So, although it will be new, it might not look like an improvement at first. Please bear with us.

This is a developmental version of our new website. It's similar to what exists, but should be more functional.

This is a developmental version of our new website. It’s similar to what exists, but should be more functional.

The new website should get better in several ways:

— It’ll be a flexible design, meaning it adjusts to whatever kind of screen you’re on. Ever try to read a story on a smartphone that you have to pinch and squeeze and move around until you can read it? This aims to resolve that problem.

— As time goes by, suggestions for more stories to read should get smarter. The system is designed to relate related content. You follow me there? Similarly, we should have an easier time providing in-article links to related content.

— It’s going to make it easier for us to build photo galleries. People love to click click click the photos by our great photo staff.

— Behind the scenes, we’ll have an easier time determining what content is resonating with people and what is less so. We’ll have greater efficiency too. What we’re doing links directly links our print workflow to our digital workflow. (They were separate systems before.) This doesn’t affect you directly, but we’re pretty excited.

We’re moving from an airplane to a rocket ship. Please excuse us while we learn to use the controls.

Meanwhile, join us on our digital journalism adventure: