Record site revamped for online readers

By: Lexi Kantz

The Record has long been published in an online as well as paper print edition. With the rise of technology and smart phone users, the need to stay up-to-date and “readable” is ever-present.

Peter Miller, education technology intern at Goshen and head of the new IT group CodePurple, has been working alongside Micah Miller-Eshleman, a senior, to give the online addition of the Record both a new look as well as a mobile-friendly update to be more accessible to student readers.

In addition to staying up-to-date, CodePurple would like to give Record-contributing writers the option of having personal profiles for their published articles instead of just one administrative account.

“Media is increasingly becoming interactive. Having personal accounts for contributing writers to be tagged online as well as a mobile-friendly version are both changes we are happy to be making,” said Miller.

Working as an advisor for student editors of the Record, Duane Stoltzfus, professor of communication, oversees the student-run publication.

“This is the first substantial upgrade of the Record’s site in at least five years,” said Stoltzfus. “We are very pleased to present the news on a WordPress platform that is more accessible for readers using smart phones or tablets. We’re grateful to the CodePurple crew for skillfully managing this upgrade.”

This update will go live for this week’s addition of the Record. Be sure to check out record.goshen.edu to view the website from your mobile device or tablet.

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