Independent Reboots With More Affiliates, Multimedia

Having been due to launch before Christmas, The Independent has today gone live with an attractive makeover that is modelled on its parent’s Irish Independent site and emphasises navigability, more commercial services and greater prominence for columnists’ rolling blogs. Produced with Getronics of Holland, the new site includes partnerships on exchange tickets with Viagogo, music downloads with 7digital, property search from Nestoria and recruitment from Experteer. There’s more video courtesy of an embedded Flash player, and audio from travel writers. The Sunday edition retains its identity as a daily archive section.