Hope you love this smart new look for our website

Welcome to our new-look site
Welcome to our new-look site

Hello - if you’ve come to this site through a desktop computer, welcome to a fresh new design that we hope you are going to love.

Our design team has been working hard to make the site cleaner, clearer, faster and easier to use.

It’s already the undisputed number one for online news in the Berkhamsted, Tring and Dacorum area, but with the growth in video content and other digital developments, we realised that it needed updating to give users a better experience.

So what’s new? Well, there’s a new navigation approach to help you find your way around the site.

There’s a new What’s On section, linked to a national site which will help you make the most of your free time both close to home and wherever you might be going, and a Picks of The Day slot on every article as well as the homepage.

We’ve upgraded the video player to make it easier for you to view all our film reports and video slideshows of what’s going on near you.

In addition, tweets, offers and services are more prominently displayed, and we’ve made it easier for you to find the right contact information if you want to get in touch with our team.

The changes have been made in response to customer feedback about the previous version of the website.

If you’ve been one of the many people who have been involved in our research programme, thank you for sharing your views – it’s been a great help.

Existing registered users should also still be able to use their current login for commenting on the site.

There will be more improvements to the digital experience for both web and mobile users users in the coming months.

But all your favourite content will still be available, and hopefully easier to access as a result of the changes we’ve made.

Editor John Francis said: “I hope that our desktop website users will agree that what we’ve done is a big step forward, and I’d love to know what you think.

“If you’re already a registered user, you can add your comments below. If you’re not registered yet, it only takes a few moments and means you can get all sorts of extras, like a regular headlines bulletin.

“You can also email me as john.francis@jpress.co.uk or tweet what you think to @edgazette. I look forward to reading what you have to say.”