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Elmhurst Patch Has a New Look

Not a major overhaul, but hopefully a little more user-friendly. Let us know what you think in the comments.

No, you're not losing it. Elmhurst Patch looks a little different today. We did a quick, visual nip and tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score:

  • We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute")
  • We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly.
  • We moved, well, YOU closer to the top. (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.)
  • And, of course, we prettified a few things.

While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission.

We hope you'll let us know what you think of our tweaks. Drop us a line at karenc@patch.com, or offer a comment below.

kk March 29, 2012 at 11:31 AM
There will be no improvement to the site until to get rid of those annoying pop ups.
Carol Kania Morency March 29, 2012 at 02:30 PM
I like that the "Post an Event" is easier to find. "Nip and tuck" is exactly the right description for the changes.
Jim Court March 29, 2012 at 08:22 PM
I love the Patch and always believe in improvement. We are very fortunate to have this. !
KMCR March 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Really like the Patch. It's a great source of local news and well written. I read it all the time, but can we lose the pop ups? So distracting :(
Karen Chadra (Editor) March 31, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Thank you! I can't do anything about the pop ups, but I think you can block them by setting the "preferences" in your browser. My browser of choice for my Mac is Firefox. Click on Firefox, preferences, "block pop ups." In Windows, it's under the "Tools" menu.

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