As you may have noticed, Vance Publishing recently launched a new website design for its agriculture publications. Drovers CattleNetwork, Pork Network, Dairy Herd Management, Bovine Vet Online and Ag Professional, sister publications working to serve and keep current to bright minds of agriculture, all received a significant redesign to help make the latest ag news more available to our readers – especially those on the go.

For those of you who visited the new websites and paid attention to the intro screen, you received a minor crash course in where to find the information you are looking for. If you proceeded to continue to the website without seeing the intro page, here are a few tips to better understanding and using the newly designed sites.  

Homepage

The new design is a photo friendly format. As you scroll down the homepage, new stories will pop up. Also, if you minimize the screen, the webpage will automatically format down to the size of the screen. These features will be very user friendly for our mobile phone and tablet users.

Login for My Profile

At the top right of the screen, there is a login icon. Once you create an account, you can update your subscription information, comment on articles, create a connection to your social media accounts, add your website and set a short bio about yourself. You can share as much or as little information about yourself as you are comfortable.

Menu bar

Located at the top left of the page next to the publication logo is the Menu function, which is your lifeline to finding specific news on the websites. Simply click the + sign next to the desired topic and a drop down of itemized news topics will appear.

Search bar

To the right of the logo, a magnifying glass icon sits. Click on it and the search bar appears. Here you can search specific authors, topics and articles.

Social media

You can now share any of the articles on the sites on your social media accounts. It is easier than ever now. At the top of each article is a row of social media icons for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and e-mail. Simply click the icon and the article link will attach to your desired outlet.

At the bottom right of your web screen is a feedback form, or you can comment on the article below once you get a profile set up. Also, with the transitioning over to the new platform, we understand there are a few kinks and bugs to workout. If you come across anything, let us know and our web team will tackle it, if they aren’t already in the process of fixing it.