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Welcome to the new online Log Cabin Democrat

It's all about you!

Posted: July 16, 2009 - 1:53pm

Welcome to the new online Log Cabin Democrat. Our site platform is part of our company's push to make all of our Web sites more user-friendly and interactive.

We hope while we are still working out a few of the last-minute kinks, you will poke around the site and find a few of its neat aspects. We are especially proud of several areas:

• Interactivity — click on the "Interact" menu at the top of the page, and you'll see the various parts of the site that allow visitors to become part of our information team. From forums to blogs, we'll be encouraging visitors to become "owners" of the site's content. Of course, there are still familiar options to contribute — Spotted photo galleries and comments on stories.

• Resource material — The "Resources" menu will be one that we'll be adding to every week, and we expect regular visitors to see a lot of benefit from the databases and other types of content there. The one menu item we expect users will use the most is the "Events" tab. From there, anyone can add items of interest to the calendar.

• Up-to-the-minute information — Perhaps the biggest change visitors will notice in our new site is that we'll be updating it throughout the day and night. The site will become THE go-to place for breaking news and information for Faulkner County.

So, please take a few minutes (or a few hours) and look around. Make www.thecabin.net your home page and check in whenever you get a chance. If you're looking for anything relating to Faulkner County and Conway, you'll find it here.

Let us know what you think.

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modnar
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modnar 07/17/09 - 10:29 am
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Not firefox friendly?

The site doesn't appear to be Firefox friendly.

I get the message "Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable" in the Spotted block on the upper right of this page. Both CSS and Javascript are enabled.

Actually, I get that in IE sometimes as well, but sometimes that block loads fine in IE. It never loads in FF.

The font in the comment box below an article is alarmingly huge. :)

Good job on the new site, though!

Edit: Okay, after I posted this, the Spotted block started loading correctly in Firefox, but it appears to be spotty (pun intended).

pauleilers
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pauleilers 07/18/09 - 09:47 am
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The new Cabin.net

I came across the new Cabin.net site this Saturday morning, and it looks nice.

It can only get gooder and gooder!

Paul

jimpen
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jimpen 07/19/09 - 12:34 am
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No offense, but it's not as

No offense, but it's not as good as the old site, and it's definitely not BlackBerry friendly. Somewhere (I can't find it now) there was a mobile link, but it didn't work anyway. Also, I don't understand why it's necessary to scroll through all the menus when you've clicked on an article. If the menu must be on each page, let it follow the article so the reader can find it after reading the article.

Generally, the whole thing runs very slow, and it's made slower by forcing the reader to scroll through the menu again and again.

rockbeaverfork
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rockbeaverfork 07/21/09 - 11:13 am
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I like it better

I think you should change the way the main drop-down menus are obscured by the severe weather bulletin though...you can't navigate the site b/c they are behind it!

Good job.

cstark
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cstark 07/21/09 - 11:46 am
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Police Beat - Crime

Thanks for the crime link under the News menu. I found it frustrating not to be able to find the most recent "police beat" articles.

I was twittered yesterday about a rollover accident on I-40 but can't find any follow up...can't we do a better job of reporting things like that?

Finally, getting Obituary notices via Twitter is, well, sort of lame. Please rethink that.

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leiler 07/21/09 - 11:47 am
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I like it!

The new site looks much cleaner than the old one. I know there are still a few kinks to work out but I like it!

wemissconway
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wemissconway 07/21/09 - 12:37 pm
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New on-line Cabin

Overall I like the look of the site.....clean, neat. My concerns start with the fact that, when I tried to sign in, the site no longer recognized me, so I had to create a new account. That's ridiculous!! Also, I created a password, but then received an email with a different password and telling me I could only use it once. I can't find where to change my password.
2 - I hope this fixes the "disconnected" wedding stories, where some of the info was obscured by an ad, smack dab in the middle of the notice or single letters went down a tiny margin.
2 - I can't find obits or weddings
3 - The font on the comments is too large.
4 - When I pick a story from the home menu, it should take me to that story, not to another menu for it.

I hope I can find the place to change my password, or this may necessarily be the last you hear from me.

jehall
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jehall 07/21/09 - 03:59 pm
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I like it!

I can get more up to the minute news. But I still like my newspaper.
Web site is very nice.

étoilé
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étoilé 07/21/09 - 04:36 pm
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Awesome!

The new site looks great and is easily navigable! Great job, LCD! :)

hilltopman
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hilltopman 07/21/09 - 10:49 pm
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I Like It

Love the Up-to-the-minute information.Good job.

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