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MinnPost prepares to launch its new website

The web team is working tirelessly to get the site ready for next week’s launch.

It has been a busy few weeks at MinnPost headquarters. After some long hours and a more than a few late nights, I’m happy to report that we are on schedule to launch the new next week.

Of course we couldn’t do it alone. The tireless team at Gorton Studios has been busy building, testing, breaking, and rebuilding the new site; the stellar folks at Clockwork have been making sure we have everything we need for the transition while keeping our current site running smoothly; and MinnPost’s volunteer beta testers have been scouring the site for bugs.

During these final stages of development and testing, we’ve grown more and more eager to share the site with our readers. Among many improvements, the site will feature a responsive design that adjusts to any screen size, better organization of the substantive journalism you’ve come to expect from MinnPost, and more ways to find stories that interest you.

One of the most exciting prospects of moving to an open source system is that our development doesn’t stop when we launch the site. We’ll continue to add features, make improvements and experiment in the rapidly evolving sandbox of online journalism.

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The new site should be live next Wednesday, Feb. 15, and I’ll write more about its features then.  Afterwards, we hope you’ll let us know what you think and how we can continue to improve.