A New Fron Page


September 18, 2005

One of the first things you'll notice is our new, colorful and easy-to-navigate front page.We've made it easier for readers to find the day's top story as well as other valuable content that appear elsewhere in the paper.

COLOR VIGNETTE: This has been a part of The Sun for more than a century. We've updated it with a new drawing and a splash of color. You can read more about its history on pg 10.

THE HOT-L: This feature gets its name from the shape it makes on the page - an 'L' turned on its side. Look here each day an index to the most interesting stories inside and the latest sports news.

LEAD STORY: The most important story of the day will always appear with an uppercase headline, usually on the right side of the page.

RULES: We use horizontal rules to separate elements on pages. Related stories are separated by a double rule. Non-related stories use a triple rule.

INDEXES: This area of the page points to other stories indside the paper and weather information. Indexing by page is positioned along the bottom of the front page. It shows you where to find daily staples such as obituaries, classified listings and comics.

GRAY BAR: This gray rule will appear along the bottom of all news pages. It allows our production staff to improve the quality of your newspaper.



New Page 3 with more news

New columnist, Laura Vozzella, will appear on Page 2 in addition to current columnists

New weather page


County editions

New design and new look

High school sports coverage now in new section called Varsity

Coverage of Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard and Carroll counties


Weather page

Expanded local forecast

More cities added to travelers' forecast

Easier to read and more colorful

Located on the back page of the Maryland section

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