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By CJ HADDAD - | Jul 30, 2020

The Breeze Newspapers has launched a new website where obtaining local news is easier and more user-friendly for Cape Coral and Southwest Florida residents.

The newly designed website, www.CapeCoralBreeze.com , providers a cleaner, more modern layout for readers and improves the mobile experience of our content.

“Our new web site design cleans up a lot of technical issues that developed with our old site as it became outdated and presents a cleaner and hopefully simpler experience for readers,” said Breeze Newspapers Publisher Ray Eckenrode.

The site breaks news down into simpler categories than the previous design and includes a bolder, larger text format.

“The new site has fewer categories and better search functions to make finding stories easier — although that will require a little bit of a learning curve for people who were used to the old site,” Eckenrode said. “It also eliminates the ability for people to comment anonymously, which has become such a problem online.”

Breeze Newspapers Executive Editor Valarie Harring said readers, especially those who choose to use their phone to access news, should find the website refreshing and more navigable.

“The new website was designed with readers in mind, particularly readers who choose to get their news via mobile devices. The newest posts are readily apparent and the site also features an easy-access drop-down menu in the upper left corner, which makes finding the content you are looking for much easier.”

The new home page highlights the most recent Cape story and leads directly to other local news articles.

The homepage also boldly breaks down news into categories that include sports, breaking news, business news, community news, the latest COVID-19 entries, Cape Coral’s history, letters to the editor and more. The site also offers direct access to obtaining a subscription.

The Breeze hopes to build on its ability to provide the Southwest Florida community with quality online content.

“We’ve already received a positive response and we look forward to adding more new site features as we go along, updates the old site did not allow,” Harring said.

The old url directs readers to the new site.

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