By Trevor Aaronson
Florida Center for Investigative Reporting
Today, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting unveiled a new website design.
This new design allows us to better organize our content — investigations, data stories, blog items, and announcements — and provides a better experience for readers on phones and tablets.
Our previous design lasted five years, first unveiled when FCIR launched in September 2010.
A lot has changed since then, both for you and for us.
In 2010, less than 10 percent of readers came to FCIR using mobile devices. Today, 40 percent of FCIR’s audience is on a phone or tablet. The new design is responsive — conforming to the size of your screen to provide the best reading experience possible, no matter what type of device you are using.
At the same time, we needed a design that was more flexible. We’re investing more in original photography, and the new design allows us to publish larger photographs. We’re also producing more data-driven stories that demand additional layout options, which our new design makes possible.
We hope you like the new look. But we’d also like to hear from you. If you’ve had any trouble reading FCIR since the redesign, or if you’d like to make a suggestion, please email me directly.