Ireland’s leading technology news site siliconrepublic.com has undergone a major revamp that reflects the growing integration of new media and technology into our work and personal lives.
The new site, developed in collaboration with Belfast-based Tibus, comes with many new features and services aimed at harnessing the best the web has to offer as well as making your time on the site as compelling as possible.
New features include:
- Story carousel
The six-story carousel will give readers access to the top tech stories as they happen
- Audio and video light-box
One of the primary new features of the site is the inclusion of audio and video products such as podcasts of interviews with senior technology innovators, soon to be followed by in-depth video reports
- Intuitive story presentation
Visitors to the site will see that important stories will have a longer life on the front page and key stories & features will be given greater emphasis
- Brand new sections
The new site will come with new sections like Digital Life and New Media which reflect how the digital revolution is impacting our lifestyles and the media we consume
- Visual evolution
News stories and features will be accompanied by bigger and better imagery and photos
- New services
The new site will make news even more accessible and convenient, with RSS feeds by category, and a version of the site for mobile
- More advertising Space
Due to demand the new site will have more advertising space to facilitate new and innovative marketing strategies.
"We wanted to enhance the audience experience and give them new and exciting ways to engage with the content", says Editor John Kennedy.
"With over 80,000 visitors a month, we are now the definitive source of technology news and analysis in Ireland. If it happens in IT, it’ll be on siliconrepublic.com. Our visitors have come to rely on us for breaking news. Now we will be able to bring the news to life, with more images, videos and podcasts.
"New sections like New Media and Digital Life reflect the importance of new technologies to our business, to our work lives and to our lifestyles. Due to popular demand, visitors can also expect to see a lot more of our expert product reviews. Our reviewers live eat and sleep this stuff."
"We are privileged to report on the fastest-changing and most exciting sector of all. We know our audience loves technology as much as we do and now we have a site that reflects that passion," Kennedy concluded.