Washington, DC  August 27, 2012. Hanley Wood's THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION — the industry's leading technical resource written by and for residential and light commercial construction pros — unveiled its new website. The website now provides access to over 26 years of pro-grade technical content at no cost and no longer behind a pay wall, as well as a sleek redesign with improved navigation.

In addition to nearly three decades of professional how-to content now available free to users, the new JLC website features an interactive JLC Forums section and a new digital edition of JLC's magazine (starting with the September issue). The new site also provides online access to the most current JLC print articles with a subscription purchase, as well as a new single sign-on feature with one login for access to premium subscriber content, JLC Forums, and tools for making comments.

"JLC is unique in its focus on providing technical, how-to content written by and for working contractors," says Bob Benz, Hanley Wood's President of Content. "The new website will improve our ability to deliver even more content to busy builders and remodeling professionals."

For residential and light commercial contractors, the new site will offer a wealth of new technical information useful to their work on the jobsite each day. For advertisers, the vast majority of JLC's content is now available and searchable by search engines — which will translate into increased traffic to the site.

"The new JLC website demonstrates our continuing commitment to digital innovation," says Rick Strachan, Hanley Wood's Group President, Residential Remodeling. "The redesigned site is not only easier to navigate, but underscores our mandate to bring top-notch technical content to this important audience."

View the redesigned website at jlconline.com. Learn more about THE JOURNAL OF LIGHT CONSTRUCTION and its wealth of advertising opportunities by visiting jlcmediakit.com.

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Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media and information company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Through its operating platforms, the company produces award-winning digital and print publications, e-Newsletters, websites, marquee tradeshows and events, market intelligence data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans.