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Roundup on the Web

Written by Saige Albert
Today it seems like, more than ever, if you need something, you can find it online. Since 2008, the Roundup has been available online, but we have recently taken some big steps to improve the page.
           The new website will launch just in time for 2012, and while some things have stayed the same or have been updated, we have also added some great new features.
    First and foremost, the entire layout of the website is brand new. The front page offers easy navigation and one-click access to special editions, the calendars and, where the cover of the paper was before, we have inserted the news briefs from our weekly paper so you can catch up on quick news highlights right from our homepage. We’ve also added a few new links and tabs.
    After hearing that many people across the state think agriculture needs to tell our story, we decided to add a new page. The “Tell Your Story” page allows visitors to read about the agriculture families we have featured in our paper and special editions. We are also giving you the chance to submit your story, so feel free to share what your operation is all about and what your family does – we’d love to hear it and share it with our readers.
    Some of our components are largely the same, but they have received a bit of an upgrade. Our membership option has improved, allowing you to purchase an online subscription, print invoices or renew your online subscription before it expires. It is also easier to understand and use.
    If you haven’t used the Roundup online before, for the first two weeks in January, you can view the paper online for free! Just sign up for an account and enter the coupon code 2012.
    Among other changes, our online photo gallery now allows users to share our photos on your Facebook page. I will be working to add photos from the weekly paper, special editions and events that we attend around the state. If you would like to see photos of an event that aren’t posted, just let me know.
    We will also utilize the survey feature on our website more frequently, so watch for the chance to share your opinion with us.
    At the same time, we realize that if it isn’t broken, there is no need to fix it, so a number of components haven’t changed.
    I hope our newly renovated website is easier to use and provides the information our users are looking for online. Check out wylr.net and let me know what you think – I think you’ll appreciate our new layout and the features we have added. Make sure to fill out the survey and let me know your thoughts.
    Without the help of Brandy Evans from La Grange, none of this would have been possible. She’s been there to make sure our every request has been satisfied in the website-updating process and has done a great job.
    At the Roundup, we are looking forward to the great opportunities that 2012 has to offer, and this is just one way that we hope to continue to share Wyoming’s ag news. Have a happy New Year!
Saige