A new look for PolitiFact Florida

Rick Scott, left, and Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times file photos)
Rick Scott, left, and Charlie Crist (Tampa Bay Times file photos)

Today, we unveil a new look for PolitiFact Florida.

Our overhaul includes responsive design, so our website works better on tablets and smartphones. When you browse the site on those devices, you’ll see a larger Truth-O-Meter rating along with easy-to-read text of the entire report.

The redesign comes from PolitiFact and extends to all our state PolitiFact sites: FloridaGeorgiaNew HampshireOregonRhode IslandTexasVirginia and Wisconsin. It also includes PunditFact, where we fact-check the talking heads. 

The new design means it will be easier to share our fact-checks on FacebookTwitter and Google+. You’ll see larger and brighter buttons at both the start of the fact-checks and again at the end. We hope you’ll want to share our fact-checks with friends and family.

We’ve also made colors brighter and increased the size of the text, adding more white space to pages to make the reading experience easier on the eyes. 

What hasn’t changed: The same great fact-checking you’ve come to expect.

Here are some questions and answers you might have about the new design. We’ll add more questions as circumstances warrant.

Q. Why the new design?

A. We wanted to make it easy to read PolitiFact fact-checks on mobile phones and tablets, as well as make it simpler to navigate around the site and read other PolitiFact content. This redesign accomplishes that goal.

 

Q. What else is new? 

A. We’re using bigger photographs for both our fact-checks and articles. You’ll notice a longer search bar at the top of each page to type in your queries, and the results are returned in organized categories. We’ve created an alphabetized directory for our person pages, so you can easily find an individual politician’s PolitiFact scorecard. And we’ve created a similar alphabetized directory for our subjects, so you can browse fact-checks on the same topic.

 

Q. Do I have to do anything different when I get to the PolitiFact home page? 

A. No, the website functions the exact same way, it just has a new look. You can navigate the site the way you always have.

 

Q. I have a question you didn’t answer.

A. Just email us. It’s florida@politifact.com