READERS: thespec.com is changing
On Monday, May 6, thespec.com will have a new look and feel due to our changing over to a new engine, or content management system.
The new site makes it much easier for users to submit content, including text, photos and videos. And event organizers will be able to send in events that will appear in our online events calendar (complete with locator map) and subsequently in print.
Although much effort and testing has gone into the new site, there are bound to be problems as there always are with a product re-launch on this scale. Therefore the pay wall that restricts access to online content will be removed for the testing and updating period after launch, estimated to be about a month. All online content will be free for that period. Current subscribers to thespec.com (Press+) will have their subscriptions extended for the same period.
Because the new site runs on different technology, registered users will need to register again on the new site as old site registrations will no longer be valid. Look for the SIGNUP and LOGIN links at the top right of the new site. Registrations in the online circulation system will not be impacted. Links for subscribers and the daily e-edition are also at the top right of the new site.
We expect to cut over to the new site sometime Monday afternoon. Thanks for your feedback and patience as we undergo this change.