The Kane County Connects e-newsletter you’ll open up on Thursday, March 11, 2021, will look a little different than the daily e-newsletters you’ve seen in the past.
That’s because Constant Contact has retired the “legacy” email format we’ve used all these years.
It’s also part of the Kane County Connects cosmic plan.
The legacy format was wonderful for the editor and pretty darned good for folks who view it on a desktop or laptop.
But not so much for subscribers trying to read the e-newsletter on cell phones or tablets — and according to Constant Contact analytics, that’s about half the 22,777 daily e-newsletter subscribers.
The long-range plan always has been to update the format to make this e-newsletter more reader-friendly; Constant Contact simply helped us pull the trigger a little sooner.
Of course, I hope the Thursday, March, 11, e-newsletter will be practically perfect in every way, but I expect you’ll see a glitch or two as we get familiar with the new content management system and the redesign.
But the end result will be a better e-newsletter — easier to read, easier to use and easier to access.
Thanks so much for reading during these past six years, and please let me know if you have ideas or suggestions on how to improve your experience.
It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Kane County with government information you find useful, interesting and valuable.
Kane County Connects Editor
March 10, 2021