After all this time. After a great deal of frustration. After years of no archiving and broken links. After years of a design that looked like it was created when the Internet was born. Jordan Times gets a facelift.
Yes ladies and gentleman, the one and only Jordan Times has a new website that actually has archives. Granted, the archives only go back to like, last month. And hey, maybe after loading an archived issue the homepage refuses to go back to the current date. But it’s better than nothing. To the untrained eye one might think the new design isn’t all that great, especially for a professional newspaper. But after you’ve looked at the last one for so long, anything will do.
And hey, at least sections like “What’s On” and “Weather” are now working. And it’s actually current data! Ooooooo….
What do you think?
I think that Batelco are the worst web developers in Jordan, I don’t understand why don’t they just focus on being a good ISP and drop this whole web developing business and leave it to the professionals. Granted the website is better than before but its still primitive and reminiscent of the internet 10 years ago.
In my opinion, JordanTimes were better off switching to a WordPress powered website (or any other CMS for that matter), they would have gotten a much better and cheaper deal (free even) with much more features.
“many more” not much 😛
I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember if the old website had a PDF version of the newspaper, but I think its an excellent feature.
Bakkouz: I agree with you, they should drop out or maybe enhance the web development business. I tend to believe that they have only one template/design and just copying it to all of their customers!!
I guess people are so relieved that it is much better than before that they don’t care if it is crappy looking. At least it is functional.
Man, a tiny tiny step… lets hope for more…
What is needed for Any official Arab News paper is not a face lift,but Free editorial board that can speak truth to power and reflect people sentiments and aspiration ,the Jordan times like others Arab news paper,are mere spoke person of the power that be.
It will be the day, when our journalist are allowed to write freely, without intimidation or fear of imprisonment,only then ,we can celebrate the true Face lift that we all trying to reach.