Welcome to the new philly.com. As you can see, we've made a lot of changes, and we've done it with one goal in mind: to provide you with the very best of anything & everything Philly.

Philly.com still has the 24-7 award-winning sports, politics and news reporting that you have come to expect from the newsrooms of The Inquirer and Daily News. But we've reorganized and improved the site's presentation and added a number of new interactive features, as well as unique and original video embedded in each section of the site.

We know that your time is limited, so in addition to being your source for news and information, we now hope to be your best guide for things to do in Philadelphia and throughout the region. On nearly every page, you now have the opportunity to discover ways to spend your free time – from places to go and things to see to where to eat and even have a drink.

Throughout the website you now have opportunities to react and to interact with our content and each other. Wherever you see a yellow box, you'll have discovered a place to share your opinion, read others' thoughts, add your own photos or videos and see those posed by other readers. We've provided you with this service because we know that when it comes to life in and around Philadelphia, no one is a better expert then you are. Additionally, we wanted you to be able to communicate more easily with the newspapers' reporters and columnists.

We've been working on these changes for about a year. The new philly.com is based on months of research into the interests and desires of the site's readers, and was designed by Avenue A/Razorfish, one of the nation's leading Web design firms.

We'd really like to hear what you think. If you have a reaction or suggestion that you would like to share, please email us at yophilly@philly.com.

On behalf of everyone at philly.com, thank you for allowing us to be your source for anything & everything Philly. We look forward to hearing from you.