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Smyrna-Vinings Patch Gets a Makeover

We're ready for our closeup! Here are some details about Smyrna-Vinings Patch's redesign.

No, you're not losing it! Smyrna-Vinings Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: 

  • We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") 
  • We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! 
  • We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) 
  • And of course we prettified a few things. 


Your editor got an update as well. Sydney Busby has been serving as interim editor for the site since February, but made the official switch to full-time Patcher last week. She even spent a few days at Patch headquarters in New York City learning how to better serve you. Got suggestions for how she can make the site better? Send her an email at sydney.busby@patch.com

While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our mission. We hope you'll let us know what you think of our tweaks. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

L. Davis March 29, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Thumbs up! It does have a fresher, cleaner look.
Carol March 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Congrats Sydney. Just one request, please don't start putting Smyrna Mug shots up like some of the other Patches do.
Mimi March 30, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Hooray, thank you for taking on this role Sydney. We need you and appreciate you helping to keep us informed.
Betty March 30, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Great Job. Agree with Carol. Keep it sophisticalted,
Sydney Busby March 30, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone! We'll keep it classy at Smyrna-Vinings Patch.
Lynn Woodall March 30, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hi Carol, Hi Sydney, I haven't ever read another Patch, so I don't know how the mug shots look. Speaking for myself, I would like to see the mug shots. Maybe they could be at the end of the story that they pertain to, or connected with a link I could click on to view the pics. I would like to see pictures of whoever's been arrested in my hometown.

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