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BellinghamHerald.com website has updated

The Bellingham Herald’s website has evolved in recognition of our growing audience on mobile phones and tablets.

Stories on the new website appear more quickly and in the best format for whatever device you use. Photos are larger, and there’s a more modern look to the site. We’re able to better integrate videos into our stories. And we’ve made it easier to connect with us, share stories on social media and sign up for newsletters and alerts.

You’ll find more information about the changes online in the frequently asked questions page.

We invite your comments and questions about the changes to bellinghamherald.com in a form you’ll find online at bellinghamherald.com/customer-service.

The new navigation is similar on all devices. To see a list of sections, select the three horizontal lines next to “full menu” on desktop computers and tablets. The icon is at the top right on mobile phones.

The homepage design is a bit of a throwback to a popular earlier design. Today’s top stories from all sections are on the top left, and continue lower on the page in the “Editor’s Picks” section. To the right of the top stories you’ll find a quickly changing list of “Latest News” from our newsroom, McClatchy, the Associated Press and other news services.

We’ve also brought back the comics and games section.

Lower on the home page you’ll find the latest videos and a digest of current columns and blog posts from The Bellingham Herald.

Stories now never leave the site, but, as new stories are posted, older stories are no longer available on section fronts. That’s where the search bar next to the navigation is helpful. Type in a few key words for the story you’re looking for and you’ll get a list of stories with those words in the headline. You also can search by author’s name. If you missed a top story from the last several days, we’ve changed the name of the “In Case You Missed It” section to “Hot Topics.” You’ll find it in the navigation under News.

The “Login” link just under the weather icon in the masthead will help you access digital and print products and manage your accounts.

As always, your experience of our digital products greatly depends on the settings on your computer or mobile device. You'll have the best experience on our site using these or newer browser versions: Firefox 21, Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 27 and Safari 6.05.

Today’s changes are just the beginning of more frequent updates to our digital products that will allow us to take advantage of quickly changing technology.

What won’t change is our commitment to provide the best and broadest coverage of Whatcom County news, sports and entertainment.

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