New Del Mar Times Web site more usable

The Del Mar Times launched its new Web site on Wednesday, July 30.

The new site, which is at the same Web address that the Del Mar Times has used in the past, now boasts video and photo galleries, fully searchable online classifieds, and lots of breaking news.

The Web address is www.delmartimes.net.

The site also features “red phone” and “green phone” options that allow readers to blog to the editorial staff. The red phone is for local news issues and the green phone is for local sports. These online “phone” options allow readers to have a chance to post comments online and get answers to what’s on their minds.

Also, the Del Mar Times is now using Legacy.com searchable obituaries, with an option to leave loved one’s relatives “guest book” entries.

Del Mar Times Publisher Phyllis Pfeiffer said her intention in revamping the site is to create a news source that offers daily updates and plenty of interactive options for Del Mar.

“We are making this a usable and interactive site that Del Mar residents will find value in visiting. It will be a big plus for our readers. It will give us a dynamic venue to share news, photos and video with the community, and it will offer first-rate opportunities for our advertisers to reach an expanded market,” said Pfeiffer.

The Del Mar Times hired Amy Lynne Bowes to oversee the redesign in a newly created Online Content Manager position.

“I’m excited to bring Del Mar residents a complete Web site with up-to-date daily news,” Bowes said.

She added that the site includes “great ways” to submit news items and is “fully interactive.”

What’s New?
Classifieds: Fully searchable online classifieds using Kaango.com with the option to place your own classifieds online. Check it out now!

Embedded video: Watch the latest happenings from around Del Mar – whether it’s news, special event or sports. Watch Now!

Photo galleries: Options to view photos and purchase photos online using Pictopia.com. There is also an option to create photo gift items. Check it out!

Obituaries: Legacy.com provides local obituaries with a chance for readers to sign “guest books” to honor loved ones. Also, the site provides a way to honor those military members who have fallen during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts and an In Remembrance 9/11 site. Look today!

Breaking news: Check the Web regularly for Del Mar breaking news. Check out the scrolling news feed.

Submit news: Options to submit news, sports and business stories, with photos, to run in the paper and/or online.

Blog: “Red phone” and “green phone” options that allow readers to blog to the editorial staff. The red phone is for local news issues and the green phone focuses on local sports. Unlike a typical phone, these online phone options allow readers to post comments online and get answers to what’s on their minds.

Visitors: Offering live weather updates and interactive Google maps. Even if you’re a local, this is the place to be. Visit Del Mar!

Browse the site today! Check it out and see for yourself how the Del Mar Times keeps its tradition of keeping you informed about all things Del Mar.

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