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The Washington Times has decided to delay the permanent deployment of its new Web design until after the holiday season after giving readers a glimpse of its capabilities over the weekend.
The Times turned on the new look and feel of its website between Friday night and Sunday night in what is known in the technology world as a soft launch.
Most of the new features worked as planned, but the team that handled the deployment experienced some problems fine-tuning the Web servers.
“The weekend gave us a good chance to test the design, technology and content management system during a slow time in the holiday news cycle,” Editor John Solomon said Sunday night. “We’re excited by what we saw, but we still need some fine-tuning and we don’t want to inconvenience our readers while that work is going on.”
Readers returning to the site Monday will see the traditional design of the website they have been used to for the past five years. The new design likely will debut permanently sometime after the start of the year, Mr. Solomon said.
In the meantime, The Times will keep a beta test version of the new website up and running so readers can play with the features and get more used to its design. “We want to thank our readers for letting us test the site along with them. Their feedback is helping us shape the final version we release after the first of the year,” Mr. Solomon said.
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