The YFile news website is changing to a new responsive format that seamlessly adapts to a variety of mobile platforms and browsers. The new website will make its official debut on Jan. 5, 2017 when YFile returns from the holiday break.
The new YFile website will offer University community members an updated, modern look that includes a moving carousel of featured stories, highlighted events from York University’s events calendar, social media features, as well as the full list of daily news stories that will remain easily accessible for several days. The very popular Scoop section profiling the accomplishments of faculty has been given a prominent place on the new website. There's also a monthly story archive and an improved search function.
In addition to the new website, YFile readers will receive a redesigned email newsletter that links to the latest stories on the YFile news site. The email will be sent Monday to Thursday at 7:30am to all faculty and staff who are listed in York’s Atlas directory and to students who opt to subscribe to the email. The new email has also been optimized for a range of mobile platforms and email systems.
The email features all the items that have been posted in YFile since the last email went out. Stories from all sections are included in a clear and straightforward fashion, plus the newest York in the Media compilation and Featured Events. It is designed to give readers a quick and efficient update and to lead them to the YFile site where they can read the stories and explore more features.
And there's more. On selected Fridays of every month, YFile will publish a special edition. On Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, the first of these special editions titled "Brainstorm" will be delivered by email. Brainstorm features in-depth feature stories on York U researchers and their discoveries.
More enhancements will be rolled out over the next few months.
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