Welcome to the new Long Island Pulse website. After months of non-stop work by a small group of super-talented people, we’re excited to launch a brand new version of lipulse.com. This new site, built and designed in partnership with WNET Interactive Engagement Group (IEG), the same guys who have launched many new national media sites, is a completely re-imagined lipulse.com for a better experience on every device. This site is designed for where Long Island Pulse is going—and we think the rest of the web is going here too.
Pulse Magazine is turning 10 this year! During the past decade, we’ve had a lot of fun delivering fresh, award-winning coverage of the area’s lifestyles, arts, fashion, entertainment and dining. We love being the definitive guide to life on Long Island and are proud to hold our place as the region’s largest magazine.
Our readers are the ultimate consumers—you are the region’s influentials and we built this site just for you. It’s a culmination of the latest best practices on the web combined with what makes our magazine special. This lipulse.com is couched in the groundbreaking innovations you’re seeing on some of your other favorite sites, but packaged in the design you love about Pulse.
WordPress has been holding forth as the forerunner of website architecture. LIPulse.com is built on a customized WordPress platform to make our site faster and the layouts responsive. That makes for an experience custom tailored to the screen you’re using whether it’s a smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. No apps, no special sites, just your one favorite site talking to your device on your terms.
Readers have always been drawn to Pulse for our visuals. In print, our photospreads often make the story—many of the awards we’ve won are for the photos and layouts as well as for the words the stories are made of. Our new website shows off those images so readers won’t feel cheated if they’re on the road and don’t have the magazine at hand.
Pulse readers love to share and engage. Our bigger, more accessible social buttons and a new commenting system make reacting to and sharing Pulse images and stories easier than ever before.
Longtime readers of lipulse.com will notice the nav bar at the top of the site looks different. All your favorite sections are still there, but this navigation is friendlier and far more visual. Once you’re in a category, our site can also make relevant suggestions. If you’re enjoying an article in the dining section, suggestions of other dining articles will appear to the right.
We designed the new lipulse.com to be a site for now and for the future. Everything is changing constantly and we expect the new lipulse.com to continue to adapt and develop as technologies evolve. This is only the beginning, there’s no telling what the next 10 years will bring!