Welcome to the new and improved nowtoronto.com!
This is just a short tour to help you navigate the new site. Here's what's new:
When you open the hard copy of NOW, you'll likely flip directly to the Music section. Or the Stage section. Or you skip to Dan Savage. Whatever the section, you go straight to the page you like most.
We've made that easier here with a personalized content palette. Just drag the section widgets by their headings to rearrange them as you want them displayed when you visit the home page. This makes it easier to find Art, News, Movies or whichever section you want to get to first.
And, you can view the entire section by clicking on the arrow in the top right-hand corner of the widget - every article in that section appears below, like magic.
Read something in the magazine in a cafe and want to share it on Twitter? Or leave a comment on an album review you saw in print? Skip straight to that piece online with our new In Print section, which separates the magazine from all our web-only articles.
Cut straight to the city's most comprehensive listings with our What's On widget. Browse movie times, concerts, gallery openings, readings and all kinds of other Toronto events right from the homepage. Just pick a date and we'll do the rest.
Or, for the indecisive, we've selected the best events in the city for you. Just choose your date and activity and click "I'm Feeling Lucky" and we'll take you where you need to go. Trust us!
The carousel of articles on the homepage will display the last twenty articles on the site. Fly through those with your mouse by dragging them left or right. If you're on an iPad or touch screen device, this works with just your finger.
You notice our sharing tools are no longer crowding up the article you're trying to read. They're still there, just off to the left of the page. Tweet, Like, Pin or Reddit your favourite content from anywhere on the page!
Of course, websites are living, breathing creatures, and so it this one. The new nowtoronto.com will continue to grow, evolve and adapt to the changing technology around it.
If you think of something you'd like the NOW site to be able to do, don't hesitate to email me. That goes for all complaints, concerns, questions or commendations as well.