The Scoop

A blog about what's new and changing on sacbee.com

October 14, 2011
Bee Labs: Experience The Bee's photos like never before

Our second test release of a new multimedia player is now available in our Bee Labs section. When you have some time, please stop by at http://sacbee.com/labs to try it out. If you played with the first release, you'll notice a much cleaner interface and a snappier response when stepping through photos.

If this is your first time, one feature we'd really like to get your feedback on is the "Galleries" listing which allows you to browse over 100 galleries from any other gallery. There is also a toggle to show and hide captions that we've positioned differently, so viewers can see more of a photo while captions are visible. Also, note the full-screen and play buttons which we hope will give you the best experience in any gallery.

Thanks for helping us make sacbee.com a little bit better.

October 5, 2011
Fun things happen on The Bee's Facebook pages

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On Monday, we posted photos from our Snapshots! galleries to The Sacramento Bee main page on Facebook. Snapshots! photographers capture the crowds at two events each weekend. Last weekend, it was the Keith Urban concert at Power Balance Pavilion and the Experience B Party celebrating the expansion of Sacramento International Airport. (See all the Snapshots galleries here.)

Within moments, someone commented on the Keith Urban concert gallery: Rhonda Watkins wrote, "I am pretty sure that is my friend Amy!"



About The Scoop

The Scoop is a blog where the managers of sacbee.com talk about new initiatives and our plans for sacbee.com. You can reach us by at the e-mail addresses below or you can comment on our postings.

Tom Negrete is managing editor of The Bee and oversees the daily work of journalists who produce news content for the newspaper and sacbee.com. Negrete, who has been at The Bee since 1994, has served as assistant managing editor for business and sports, sports editor and assistant city editor. E-mail him at tnegrete@sacbee.com or reach him at (916) 321-1171.

Seán McMahon is The Bee's Director of Digital Media, overseeing the interactive efforts of the company. His e-mail is smcmahon@sacbee.com.

Linda Gonzales is digital team leader for Sacbee.com and has been an editor at The Bee since 1995. You can email her at lgonzales@sacbee.com.

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