The new Starnet site popped up on time. A quick appraisal: It is tremendously improved. There is lots of open space and although headlines are in blue the overall feel of the site is clean and white.
Two quibbles: The weather forecast default seems to be Bloomington, Illinois. You have to enter Tucson in the search option. I imagine this will be corrected.
Much more irritating to Star regulars will be the fact that the comments mode doesn’t seem to be working.
Headlines are still in blue, but the whole look of the site is clean and open. I hope we can have something like that here at TC.com.
One improvement would be to rid ourselves of the “blog” look and appear on the site simply as “columnists” or “contributors.”
Here’s an online paper where that seems to work: AnnArbor.com.