Despite all the rumors surrounding the two Denver dailies, it appears they’re continuing to refine their technological chops as the world shifts beyond printed papers to heavy online offerings. We never used the previous version of the Denver Post/Rocky Mountain News PostNewsRealEstate.com website, but the newly launched version seems simple enough to navigate if you’re in the market for a home. Yes, they chose function over form in this site, but sometimes that’s okay. User/tech details follow.
User Experience Improvements: – Improved site navigation – Search results that display relevant community, business information and Google Street View mapping – Closer integration of editorial content from the primary news sites
Key Technical Goals of Redesign: – Cleaner, goal-based design – Standard compliant design (excluding vendor Flash embed) – Rails based CMS and integration of four separate vendors – Elimination of underperforming ad positions