The Bay Journal unveiled a revamped web site in December that makes it easier to read current news stories, find old ones and share articles with others.

The new site contains all of the material from the print edition and allows users to customize its appearance, including the size of the type, to make articles easier to read. In addition, new options allow people to get printer-friendly versions of material or to directly e-mail article links to friends from the web site.

When articles are displayed, they also contain links to related stories that appeared in earlier editions. And, an improved search engine does a better job of finding articles in the paper’s 11-year database.

For the first time, the site gives people a chance to sign up to receive an e-mail notification when each new issue goes on line. People may continue to sign up online to receive the paper edition as well. They can also get both e-mail notification, and the print edition if they wish.

It also provides new opportunities for other web sites to display Bay Journal content by using its new “really simple syndication” feeds.

The site also contains an archive of Bay Journal Radio programs, which features interviews with newsmakers from around the Bay.