Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A work in progress

By on Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Thank you for the positive feedback and your patience as we learn how to utilize our new website.
There are many things that need fixing and tweaking; it comes with the territory when you’re transferring 17 years worth of data. We are working on getting news stories in news holes and putting columnists in their place, so to speak, but it will take a little while. The priority is to make sure all the current data is in the right places and then work our way back.
While also adding new stuff.
Our new classified system is also likely going to take a week or two to iron out all the bugs. The system brings together two companies, one that produces ads for the web and one that produces ads for print. Melding the two systems is a bit of an experiment for all of us.
Kathryn Elder, founder of the Black Diamond Betties, Whistler’s roller derby team, is the Pique staffer who has led the experiment. Compliments can be directed to her.
The new classified system is designed for the advertiser. You can design your ad — including boxes, bold type, photos and other features — exactly the way you want it online. You then see a proof of the ad and an itemized bill before it is sent off to us. You also chose what day you want the ad to go live online.
The intent is that the new classified system will be easier to use, available 24 hours a day and lead to a more dynamic classified market in the Sea to Sky corridor.
Again, thanks for your patience.


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