ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – If you're reading this on your computer, then you might notice we made a few changes overnight to KSDK.com.
The site might look familiar as its almost the spitting image of the USA Today website. We're both owned by Gannett, and we're the second TV station in the country to launch this new look. WBIR in Knoxville, Tenn. launched its new look in early September.
Now with anything new comes a few bumps in the road, so we ask for your patience as we continue to enhance and work to make the site the best it could be for you. Also, in case you're experiencing a bit of technical difficulty, try the new site in Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari as the site is optimized for those browsers.
One of the best features of the site, you may have already seen – the homepage. The layout allows us to feature the most important local, national and international stories affecting you. The new look also allows for more eye appeal with videos and photos prominently displayed.
On the right side of the page, you will notice that we have the most recent stories, videos and photo galleries that have been posted to KSDK.com to make sure you know the latest stories that we're bringing to you.
You can send us emails, news tips or check out what's on Channel 5 by looking at the left side of the page. That's also where you will find the link to our news casts, which stream live on the website.
Poking around KSDK.com
We've made it easier for viewers to find exactly what they're looking for through our navigation tabs at the top of the page.
You're able to click each tab and find the latest weather, local, national, traffic, sports and features on our site. Under the local tab, which is next to the weather tab, you'll find the stories impacting you directly for the St. Louis metropolitan area. You'll also find our popular series such as 5 on Your Side and Making a Difference. Maybe you're interested in seeing the kids' salutes or Sammy's Stars? You can find it there too.
Nation Now provides the latest national news from USA Today, and see where other Gannett stations and newspapers are located.
If you hover over the weather tab, which shows the current temperature, you can get a quick peek at the forecast for the day. If you click on it, you'll go to the weather page for the latest video forecast, interactive radar, weather maps for the region or nation as well as cameras to get a glimpse of what's happening outdoors.
Under our traffic tab, you'll find a map to help you navigate around the St. Louis metropolitan area for congestion, construction or other roadway problems. You can also find gas prices not only for our area but for the entire country by doing a search by zip code. You can also follow our Commuter Dude live when he's pounding the pavement.
By clicking the Sports tab, you'll find the latest news, videos and photos on everything from the Cardinals, Rams, Blues, Mizzou and other professional, college and prep sports.
The Features section showcases the community news, entertainment and other content to discuss at the watercooler. You can also find more information about our contests, shows such as Show Me St. Louis and series such as "A Place to Call Home."
Our About Us page tells you exactly that, more about KSDK, our history, mission and staff. You can also get information on how to contact us, apply for a job or internship and get a program guide.
Next to the tab, you'll see a little camera. If you click on it, you'll see the latest videos and photo galleries posted to KSDK.com and you can sort them by most popular or most recent.
As you can see, you can spend hours going through the site and finding new and exciting information about our community. We hope you explore, search and enjoy the new site and all that it has to offer. We ask for a little patience in making sure that we fine tune for your browsing pleasure. If you find a story or photo out of place, make sure you let us know in the comments section, on our Facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter the new look, we're committed to providing the best and most recent content and information that affects our community and lives.
We hope you enjoy the new KSDK.com and all that it has to offer.