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Welcome to the new Courier website

By Richard Rooney, 16 December 2012 4.28pm. Updated: 3 December 2012 4:28pm.

Thank you for visiting the new Courier site.

We hope you like our updated look and the new features we will be able to offer now and in the future.

Since we launched the previous site in mid-2010, we have been pleased to see increasing numbers of people visiting to catch up on Courier stories and to share their views on the issues of the day.

With a new commenting system now in place, we hope you will find it easier than ever to get involved in debate — subject, as always, to our house rules.

As well as improving the community features, we hope our new site will:

  • perform better across devices, including on your mobile or smartphone
  • provide more news as it happens — and tell you how our newspaper will be analysing it in your next morning edition
  • broaden our range of subjects, but always with a main focus on local news and sport

We still have many things we want to improve, and we hope you will help us by exploring the site and letting us know what we could do better. 

We hope you find the site is easy to use, but we realise changes can take some getting used to. If you have any problems you can leave comments at the bottom of this article or email the online editor at online@thecourier.co.uk.

Jim Clark More than 1 year ago
First impressions are good. Seems brighter and easier to access, well done
Pete Duncan More than 1 year ago
Yeh, I like the new Courier. It's all there on page one and if something takes your fancy, you can access it from there. I'll be back!
localwifie More than 1 year ago
Huge improvement! Well done.
Col Gray More than 1 year ago
Much improved over the previous version of the website. Good job.
Richard Rooney More than 1 year ago
Thanks everybody. We had to make a small change this morning to fix a commenting problem and we lost some of the comments posted here last night and early this morning. We're trying to get them back, but if we can't we want to thank the people who posted — especially our Australian friends who saw it first!
Kris Holt More than 1 year ago
Nice job, sir. Looks great.
john More than 1 year ago
why are readers letters still at 17 dec why cant you improve and keep them up to date even the tele was showing last fri news on mon 17dec whats going on?
Bob More than 1 year ago
As a former Dundonian now living in Wales I have always read the Courier on line just to keep in touch with the news back home. It was really helpful keeping up with the local news and I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your new format, and look forward to reading it in future .
Ricky More than 1 year ago
Great stuff. Now if you could also improve the Tele website!
David Bain More than 1 year ago
That's coming early next year!!!
Mike B More than 1 year ago
Instead of a homely, welcoming and distinctive website that was easy to read, it's become almost indistinguishable from the bland standard that predominates for similar media wordlwide - check the Telegraph, New York Times etc. The general shape of the overall presentation is now on a par with the dreadfully remodelled BBC Sports website. As an expatriate Red Lichtie, I thought the old design allowed a happy familiarity that I recognised from the past, and although I doubtless will adapt to navigate the new layout, I suggest that the new impression of anonymity harks back to the old print Courier whose format was indistinguishable from every other paper. Mike B
Arthur1959 More than 1 year ago
Dundonian living near Morpeth, England, love to keep up to date with my home town, lived in Charleston for 25 years, visit Camperdown Wildlife Park @ least once a year, love it, with the kids.
margaret More than 1 year ago
Looks good and easier to navigate, read the courier everyday from Canada to keep up to date with Dundee. Margaret
Ian Reed More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened up the new look Courier website. It feels more like a paper should and is much brighter than before. Ian
Tricia_TD More than 1 year ago
A much better look; fresh and modern. Well done on the new look.
Paddy More than 1 year ago
Well done. New website looks great and is easy to navigate.
Heigh ho silvery tay More than 1 year ago
Welcome to the twenty first century. Shame not everyone's on board! Heigh Ho Silvery Tay & Merry Xmas Ossian
Jamie White More than 1 year ago
great improvement.
Sinderinsman More than 1 year ago
I was caught by surprise when I opened the website today and saw the new presentation. I will need to go through it at more leisure but my first impression is that it looks much cleaner to read, less cluttered than before. I was a journalist (now retired) for 48 years, though not in Dundee despite me being born and brought up in the city. I live in York where I worked for a time with the Courier's present editor when he was on the newsdesk and I was on the sports desk slaving away. I look forward to keeping tabs on the Courier's new website.
Scott Walalce More than 1 year ago
Let hope that you dont police readers commnets as hard as you have been - if you dont want comments dont allow them.
twabrigs More than 1 year ago
can't right click the most read items and 'open in new tab' which you can do with various other headlines on the page
Nick Name More than 1 year ago
Not entirely won over by the new site but it will probably grow on me. Would it be possible to have a clickable option to read the oldest comments first?
earthtracer More than 1 year ago
After the initial shock of seeing the unexpected, I must say I like it very much. Well done!
Braw1 More than 1 year ago
Compared to previous site, this is not easy to navigate on a smartphone.
Caadfael More than 1 year ago
It all very well having more room to post comments, but when they simply disappear into the ether ...!! Much cleaner, more modern, but "tick up/down" boxes would be a handy addition.
Paul Potter More than 1 year ago
The old site had a much better layout than the current cluttered offering. Also the 'if you want to read the full article...' nonsense has reared its ugly head. Either put the newspaper online or don't.
Eric More than 1 year ago
I agree Paul its so frustrating and it has not inspired me to buy the courier on way to work as I did previously
Mark More than 1 year ago
What happened to the RSS feeds guys?
Richard Rooney More than 1 year ago
We're working on them at the moment and hope to have them in place soon. Thanks.