In our house we tend to buy The Express however my partner has often bought home The Sun. I have often used the website however have got more into the habit of reading the paper itself in recent months. However, I am still a regular user of the Sun Online and will continue to use it well into the future.
The homepage is predominantly red and white in colour. The red helps to liken the site to the newspaper. There is a large Sun logo to the upper left hand corner of the page. Next to this is a large advertisment and under this there is a toolbar including links to 'Home', 'My Sun', 'Sun Lite', 'Site Map', 'News Alerts' and 'Sun Talk'. The middle of the homepage contains links to the top news stories of that day including showbiz news. To the right hand side of the page there is a handy little box which shows you the just published stories, the most read and the most discussed. There is a very handy toolbar to the left hand side of the page which allows you to quickly get to the part of the website that you want to. There are various titles under a number of headings. Headings include News, Sport, Showbiz, TV, Live it Woman, Health, Fun and Games, Virals, Page 3, Mystic Meg, Dear Deirdre, Motors, Travel and Mobile. There are also links to their sister sites The Scottish Sun and News of the World. The middle section of the homepage whilst also housing a number of the headlines contains a lot of pictures and is primarilly showbiz news. The pictures help you towards what you want to read and I imagine the homepage is primarilly home to showbiz news due to the readers reading this most.
If you click on the link to News on the left hand side of the page, you are greeted by a page with a very similar layout to that of the homepage. The majority of the page is again home to pictures however there are a number of headlines alongside these. This section is where the majority of the more serious news can be found such as news concerning afghanistan, the royal family, the government and headlines of the day. There is the toolbar on the left hand side allowing you to quickly go to other sections of the side. There is also an opportunity to watch videos concerning some of the main headlines, for example music videos or TV appearences. It is worth noting that the video here is not like TV news and will not tell you the news story. Depending on how big the story is, or infact how much information the Sun have on the story determines how long the story will be. Usually, you are greeted by a large headline with a picture underneath and then the story. The news tends to be written in casual language and contains a lot of quotes from those involved and information within a short space. Alongside the news story are often links to stories which link with this story.
I rarely visit the sports page as I am not a big sport fan however I have popped on to have a look for review purposes. At the top of the page there are all the football teams logos and I am told that if I click on one it will take me to the Premier League club page.