Reintroducing Regulatory Focus: A New Look With New Features
Posted 02 June 2014 | By
If you haven't already noticed, Regulatory Focus has a brand new look. What may not be so obvious are some of the changes throughout the Focus website—changes that should make for a more enjoyable and interactive experience for readers.
The first major change has to do with how the site works on devices. The site is now built using "responsive design" elements, which means that it will automatically scale to whatever window size or device you're viewing it on.
The other big change you'll see in each article is the ability to comment. This feature is limited to RAPS members only, and is connected to your RAPS user account, which will identify you by your real name when you comment. We hope this will facilitate smart commentary and thoughtful discussions and will discourage pettiness and personal attacks.
Other changes can be found throughout the Focus website. For starters, we've combined content to make it easier to find.
While we are currently working to get our old RSS feeds working again, if you're hooked on our information, please use our new feed URL: http://www.raps.org/RSSFeed.aspx
For those readers who check back often and want to know where the latest content is, check out the news ticker at the top of the Focus homepage. Or if you're more interested in top stories, look for "Most Viewed News Articles" on the right-hand side of the page. And if you're here to check out the latest comments, all of the most recent Regulatory Exchange comments (a RAPS member benefit) are located at the bottom of each page.
RAPS members also should find that it is much easier to log in throughout the entire website, and that when you do log in, you will be returned to the page you were on.
Most articles also now include relevant images, which we hope should make them a bit more aesthetically pleasing.
We're still working through a few technical hiccups, and we hope that if you experience any problems or concerns you'll let us know. Leave us a comment below or send us an email at email@example.com.