As a critical component of Hawaii's leading newspaper at the time, Honoluluadvertiser.com was a model example of an effective, accessible, active, user-friendly, and aesthetically-pleasing online news source.
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With constantly updated late- breaking news stories, quality reporting, meaningful connections throughout the isle news scene, and a variety of popular columns and blogs, Honoluluadvertiser.com truly set a national example for what an online news source should be.
It seems as though the design of the Star Advertiser website was meant to be a synthesis of the Honolulu Advertiser’s and Star-Bulletin’s website designs. Indeed it was—an unfortunate compromise between the Honolulu Advertiser’s website’s efficiency and Star-bulletin’s awkward and cluttered website layout.
Although Staradvertiser.com was a good attempt at a new website, it should be scrapped for a design similar to the late and great Honoluluadvertiser.com.
A Letter to the Editor of Star Advertiser printed June 6, 2010