Today we are excited to announce the launch of our new homepage!
What is on the new homepage?
All the features you are used to on The British Newspaper Archive homepage are still available to you. However, their look and placement may have changed with the launching of the new homepage. Let’s take a closer look at the new layout.
At the top, you’ll notice that the menu is laid out in the same manner: home, saved links, blog, help, about, and search. However, the search bar is now right beneath it and enlarged. As with the old homepage, you can either use the search field there or click the ‘Advanced’ button for a more detailed, refined initial search.
Beneath the search section, you’ll find an updated counter of how many pages we have on site as well as some quick links. The links connect you to our hints & tips page, a search page with various fields for narrowing your search, and our recently released In Pictures search, which allows you to search selected illustrated newspapers for pictures.
At a glance, you can now keep up to date with our latest tweets and mentions on Twitter. This allows you to see highlighted titles, interesting finds, user success stories, and any new additions to the site.
On the home page, you can now see how many pages were added in the last week and which titles were added or updated recently. You can also begin your search by selecting a specific title, county, or region.
Our blog is a great way to learn about new developments, search tips, and how the Archive can enhance and deepen your research. The homepage will now offer quick links to three featured blog posts.
Leave a comment letting us know how you like the new homepage! And stay tuned, as we’ll be posting again soon about the new look of result pages and how to submit corrections to the OCR!