A new enhanced digital version of the Palo Alto Weekly will now be available on Palo Alto Online.
The new "virtual edition" enables users to flip through the paper electronically, turning pages and zooming in on specific stories or ads and to print out pages of interest.
The edition is similar to a PDF (which is also available on Palo Alto Online) but doesn't take as long to load on a computer screen and offers intuitive tools and features that closely resemble the process of reading a physical newspaper.
In addition to current and past issues of the Weekly, special publications such as the Visitors Guide, Home & Garden Design, Info, Neighborhoods and Living Well will also be available in the new format.
The "virtual edition" can be accessed at www.PaloAltoOnline.com by scrolling down to "Recent Issues" on the lower right or by clicking on "Palo Alto Weekly" in the green navigation bar to the left on the site.
"Introducing this new online presentation is a logical extension of our multimedia focus," said Weekly publisher Bill Johnson. "It offers our growing online audience another attractive option for viewing the newspaper and our many special publications."
The virtual edition is powered by Issuu, Inc., a Menlo Park company offering digital-publishing platforms. Founded in 2006, it was named one of the 50 best websites in 2009 by Time.com.