App Alert: PIX11 News gets a new look

New look, new app: Why PIX11 redesigned the website

PIX11 readers will notice something different about our website and mobile apps on Monday, Dec. 2. After 11 a.m., our Scripps television website, as well as our iOS and Android mobile apps, have a brand new look and feel.

The and app redesign is pictured. As of 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, the website and app will have a new look that’s been months in the making.

What does this mean for you?

In order to enjoy our new app experience, Android users will need to update their existing app.

Apple users will need to download a fresh app by visiting the App Store on their device and searching “PIX11 New York’s Very Own.” The iOS app is expected to be available starting between 1 and 2 p.m.

You will still get all the up-to-the-minute breaking news, accurate weather and in-depth investigations, but in a new package. We’ve spent months talking with readers and viewers to understand what’s most important. The new website and mobile app design is a direct result of that feedback.

The new design brings a bold, fresh focus to the biggest news of the day. At the top of the website homepage, our showcase area spotlights top stories with big images and large headlines so you can see what’s important at a glance on your phone or computer. Below that, the new list-style presentation is streamlined to offer an easier browsing experience across desktop and mobile.

When you click or tap on a story, you’ll see a new article format. Big headlines followed by a simple and uncluttered reading experience will make articles easier to read and scan.

Readers told us “being able to find what I’m looking for” is a top priority. We’ve simplified our navigation to reflect the things our newsroom does best. If you want to dig deeper, the website menu button at the top left of the page lets you drill down into our coverage areas.

Our website search is at the top left of the page, and new to the website design are the “Watch Live” and “Alerts” buttons at the top right of the website. “Watch Live” will notify you any time we are streaming live news, whether that’s a scheduled newscast or breaking live coverage. The website’s “Alerts” button points you to all alerts posted over the last 24 hours, so you don’t miss a thing.

Not only have we redesigned the experience, but we’ve rebuilt the code of our site from scratch, meaning pages will load faster and you will get updates quicker.

We’re excited to see the new site in action and hope you are too. Let’s keep the conversation going.

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