First of all, Merry Christmas from all of us at the 1819 News team. 

Everyone loves unwrapping presents under the Christmas tree, including us. But like many of those shiny new toys, they sometimes come with instructions and assembly headaches. Who likes dealing with that, anyway? 

In our case, we recently unwrapped an awesome new website redesign for 1819 News that's been in the works for some time now. Unfortunately, some of you may have experienced what we'll call a few "glitches."

Maybe the formatting looked off, or there wasn't the new 1819 News logo. We apologize for the inconvenience and whatever cringe it might have caused to creep across your face. Some of us had the same experience when the first redesign went live. 

The good news is, it's a simple problem related to a fancy web development term called "caching." Web browsers store data to make page loading faster (i.e. "caching"). Unfortunately, some browsers kept storing old data and got confused by the new design, so it looked wonky on your end. For most people, a few refreshes of the page (plus time) and everything started looking normal again. 

While the caches should automatically update, there's a quick and easy fix to make them immediate: manually clearing your browser's cache. You can do this on tablet, smartphone, and desktop. Once you've done it, the wonkiness goes away. 

Here's some simple instructions for how to clear your cache in SafariChromeFirefox, and Edge. You can do the same thing for iPhone and Android, as well as iPad

Again, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. But trust us, the new design rocks and—we hope you agree—the slight hiccup was worth the wait. Merry Christmas!