The Daily Triplicate Online is taking on a new look, making it easier for users to navigate the site and to interact with the newspaper staff.
Site construction will continue this week, with some of the site's features, including the day's top story, currently available for viewing.
Still located at www.triplicate.com, the Web site's home page will have more than two dozen navigation-bar links, several top stories and six information buttons.
"Instead of creating an electronic version of the newspaper, we're building a complementary information base so that you can make one stop to find out anything you want to know about our community," said Triplicate Publisher Teresa Tsalaky.
The Web site provides information about everything from movies made in Del Norte County to local genealogy to county crop production statistics.
We'll continue to give readers the top story of the day, so there's a reason to come back every day," Tsalaky said.
She said the new site is designed to increase interaction between the newspaper and the community. Viewers can now contact any Triplicate department manager via e-mail, submit press releases and look into newspaper jobs through the interactive section of the Web site.
This summer, they also will be able to place classified ads over the Internet.
Other future additions include a section that recreates the pages that local clubs and organizations built specifically for inclusion on the Triplicate's previous site.
"We'll be contacting those groups to give them a new way to link up to our site and reach our readers. In fact, they'll be much easier to find at the new Daily Triplicate Online," Tsalaky said.
The average number of people visiting The Daily Triplicate Online nearly doubled from 700 to 1,300 a day, beginning in late December.
"I assume another 600 families here got computers for Christmas, because we saw the jump all of a sudden on Dec. 29," Tsalaky said.