Welcome to The Independent's new website

The Independent's website has always brought you the first-class content of our print edition, now we're delighted to have a new site that will not only match the best in terms of reliability, but also enable us to bring even more online. Here are some of the highlights of the changes so far:

New look: Now it's even easier to find whatever you're looking for. Whether it's the latest news , the low-down on a restaurant or one of our indispensable city guides - every area of the site is clearly linked and easily accessible.

More from your favourite writers: Keep an open eye on Open House - our online debating chamber where our diverse stable of columnists and commentators come together to discuss the issues of the day - and invite you to join in. Also exclusive to the website are columns from our experts on everything from food and politics to sex and sport - with the latest posting linked from the homepage and across the site throughout the day.

New vision: As well as launching our Sound & Vision section with new films by cookery writer Mark Hix and Simon Calder's travel guides , we're extending our use of images across the site, with an expanding range of galleries and graphics.

IndyBest: The Independent's ever-popular weekly 50 Best features and the daily 10 Best series have been brought together under a new IndyBest micro-site - rich with images and information to delight and inspire you.

Over to you: We want to know your thoughts and ideas about the subjects we cover and we'll be opening key talking point articles daily for your comments, contributions and feedback.

Great additions: As well as keeping a uniquely extensive range of sections, we've added new ones including Art & Architecture , Fashion , Gadgets & Tech and Health & Wellbeing .

New homes: We've created areas on the site to bring together the top-notch articles and features from the Saturday and Sunday magazines, as well as the Extra supplement. While In the News keeps you up-to-date on key topics ranging from the White House race to the Northern Rock saga and our Packaging campaign.

Improved search: Unlike other sites, our search index is updated throughout the day - soon capturing even the newest articles for inclusion in deep searches.

And more:
* Crosswords - the online Concise and Cryptic puzzles are now online.
* RSS feeds - link to sections across the site; just look out for the logos.
* Weather - check out the latest weather for wherever you are.
* Offers - our updated microsite helps you to catch up on the best deals.
* Property - find a new home with our mapped house sales site.
* Music - listen to and buy music in the download store .

What do you think? Click HERE to send us your thoughts on what we have done - and still have to do. This is just the beginning of what we have planned, and we need your views. (For technical queries, please specify your operating system and browser version.)

Voices
Ukip leader Nigel Farage arrives at the Rochester by-election count
voicesIs it any wonder that Thornberry, Miliband, and Cameron have no idea about ordinary everyday life?
Sport
sportComment: Win or lose Hamilton represents the best of Britain
Life and Style
tech
Sport
Arsene Wenger reacts during Arsenal's 2-1 defeat to Swansea
footballMan United and Arsenal meet on Saturday with both clubs this time languishing outside the top four
News
i100BBC political editor Nick Robinson had a lot of explaining to do
Life and Style
Nappies could have advice on them to encourage mothers and fathers to talk to their babies more often
newsTalking to babies can improve their language and vocabulary skills
Sport
Tony Bellew holds two inflatable plastic sheep at the weigh-in for his rematch with Nathan Cleverly
boxingGrudge match takes place on Saturday night
Arts and Entertainment
Mark Ronson at PS1
arts + ents
Latest stories from i100

Day In a Page

US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines