A reader rightly pointed out to us that it is now a bit of a scavenger hunt to find a link on our webpage to the E-edition.
(The E-edition, for those who don't know, is a digital replica of the print edition. It is available to view via computer, tablet or smartphone and includes great features such as an audible option, sharing, commenting and saving for off-line reading. It's available for free to print subscribers or as a stand-alone subscription. Click here.)
The problem has occurred because we recently improved the online access to buy our products. When we did so, we included an easy-to-find button on our homepage, right beside our name.
It looks like this (or it's at the top of the page):
Clicking on it (go ahead, do it) takes you to a snazzy new page that outlines all your options for buying Times Colonist content.
The trouble is, this new button displaced a previous menu that included a direct link to our E-edition log-in page. To find that link now, you have to go to our snazzy new subscriber page and find it buried beneath a "BUY NOW" button. That can be confusing if you have already paid and just want access.
See what I mean here:
For now, all I have to offer is agreement that this isn't acceptable. But I have also started to harass those who control such things on our site and told them we need an easy-to-find link for people to get at our E-edition.
In the meantime, E-edition users should know that they can go directly to that log-iin page using this address:
You can also find another link on our site that will take you there. It's farther down in the right-hand column in a tab under a section called "Don't Miss."
Clicking on this:
Will get you to this:
Click on that and it will take you to the log-in page.
I hope this will tide you over until we fix this design flaw.
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