‘Green Edition’ now available | Editorial
November 29, 2011 · Updated 1:23 PM
The Whidbey News-Times is launching an initiative that will enhance our readers’ experience online.
Through the “Green Editions,” you can now access our community newspaper anytime, anywhere on our website.
The full print edition of the Whidbey News-Times is available on the web as soon as the paper hits the streets every Wednesday and Saturday. Online readers can now flip through the News-Times’ pages just like those who enjoy reading the newspaper in a hard-copy format. The same is true of our sister paper, The South Whidbey Record, both owned by Sound Publishing.
The Green Edition includes access to all of our special sections, stories, photos, graphics, ads and classifieds. Pages will automatically link URLs found in the text and advertising. Readers can also find special offers at their local retailers by zooming in on display and classified advertisements.
You can look through archived papers for that story you forgot to clip out of the print edition. You can print a full page, partial page or download the entire document. You can also download the paper to a Kindle or other electronic reader.
Our new product is supported by all standard web browsers and can be accessed 24/7, free of charge.
To view these electronic pages, go to www.whideynewstimes.com and click on “Green Editions” on the navigation bar.
Apple product users should note that the full-featured “Issuu viewer” for our Green Edition relies on Adobe Flash, which is not available on Apple’s iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Users of iOS devices should click on the “Gallery” link below each edition thumbnail image to view the pages in a Flash-free viewer. We’re working on a full-featured viewer that does not rely on Adobe Flash, but it is at least several months away.
We hope this new product will provide additional content for our online readers. We are excited to be continually evolving how we present the news to our communities.
Let us know what you think at email@example.com.