Central Banking has a new website. The site, launched on April 14 after extensive reader research, is designed to make our expanded range of news, analysis, features, interviews, comment and reviews easier to find and more enjoyable to read.
The new website is fully ‘responsive', meaning it will automatically adjust to whatever device is being used - computer, tablet or smartphone. It also features more images, making it easier to click on articles using mobile devices, while also giving more prominence to some of our longer-form journalism by making it more accessible and visually appealing.
The latest CentralBanking.com and Central Banking journal (tagged ‘CBJ') articles are prominently displayed at the top of the homepage, followed by a series of articles selected by the editor. Next are opinion, briefing room (research, official records and speeches) and Central Banking journal sections. A new ‘trendlines' area highlights important articles related to major themes that we believe are of particular interest to readers. Finally, there is a video centre as well as a link to the Central Banking journal and the most popular stories at any moment in time.
Navigation is now by content type rather than article type. The main categories are ‘monetary policy', ‘financial stability', ‘economics', ‘governance', ‘reserves' and ‘currency', with sub-categories assigned to each. Articles can be viewed by hovering over category tabs.
After spending a number of years evaluating central bank websites for the Central Banking Awards, we felt it was incumbent upon us to incorporate more elements of website ‘best practice' into our own web offering. We also plan to launch a new app and commentary section in the coming weeks, and would be grateful for any feedback regarding our website and other services.
I hope you find your new experience interacting with Central Banking highly engaging, stimulating and productive.