We heard it loud and clear from all of you: our website needed to be mobile friendly. And that's exactly what we did with the improved abc13.com. Never again will you have to pinch and zoom and squint when using your phone. And while it was designed for mobile, it displays beautifully across most any device. Whether you visit us on your phone, your tablet, your laptop or even your connected TV, you're going to have an awesome experience.
It's also great for those of you who love getting your news on social media. When you share a story you saw on our site, you'll know that all of your friends, regardless of what device they're using, will see what you wanted them to see.
There's a lot of great stuff on the new abc13.com. We spent over a year building it, and we listened to all of you every step of the way to deliver the experience you wanted.
Lets start with the video. Gorgeous, HD quality video that plays back the moment you hit the play button. There's no more waiting for buffering or any such nonsense. Live video and video clips look great on our new site. Just look at the sample clip below:
And you can always sign in and access WATCH ABC from our website. You can watch great shows like Good Morning America, Scandal and even events like the NBA Finals LIVE! GetWatchABC.com
You can also watch our newscasts on our website. Bookmark abc13.com/live on whatever device you prefer, and you'll never miss a live newscast again.
But when you're at work or in a crowded place, you can't always listen to video. We've got you covered with our greatly improved photo galleries. When you click or tap those arrows in the top right corner, you can take it full screen. When you're on a mobile device, just swipe right through. Check out the gallery below to see how great it is!
So you can see the video and photos make the site pretty to look at. But we know we've got to do better than that! We haven't forgotten that we're your local news source. And with that in mind, our new site is about where you live. You can see it in our navigation, where you can drill down to the area that matters most to you!
And we've taken that local focus even further with an innovative new feature called Map My News. This is really cool! Jump into the map and you'll see it populated with recent news. Click or tap on a pin and dive into more detail. You can even see tweets from our reporters in the field! This is a feature were going to keep improving, and would love your feedback about what you'd like to see.
Lets not forget about the weather! Hey, that's why most of you are here you want to check the latest radar maps and watch the video forecast. Our weather page is better than ever, with a street level interactive radar map in addition to the radar images you already know and love. And again, its a great experience on your mobile device. Bookmark abc13.com/weather to stay on top of the weather!
Finally, you know were your home for breaking news and weather. But that doesn't mean we don't enjoy the fun stuff, too! When you need a distraction from the day a fun video, an awesome photo gallery or an interesting list check out our Distraction section. These are the stories your friends are going to be sharing on social media tomorrow. Get ahead of the curve and share it first!
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So that's the new abc13.com. But if you think were done, were not! This is only the beginning. Were going to be constantly working to improve the website and add great new features. Stay tuned because there's a lot of amazing stuff on the way!
Let us know what you think in the comments below. This site is for you, and your feedback and ideas are what make it even better! Thanks for visiting abc13.com.