New Comrz News Presentation Style makes for the Ultimate Topical News Resource

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Markus was not happy with how our News pages looked on Comrz, and I was set the task to devise a new presentation template to showcase the very best of news delivery currently available on the web. I spent several days trawling all the major news sites, and was particularly impressed with several of these, largely - BBC, CNN and The Guardian. The idea was to produce the Ultimate Topical News Resource - where you could easily seek out, list and review key news stories by key criteria.

 

The make-up of the main listing template is as follows:

  1. RSS and Content Subscription appear with Section Header, as well as at base
  2. Articles can be listed out by time range - Latest | Most Viewed | Most Liked | Most Commented | Most Shared
  3. You can click through to the Public Profile of the Author
  4. Click on the Date to list out all articles within that Section published on the same date
  5. Click to add / view Comments
  6. Number of Views - also clicks through to article
  7. Most recent Article is highlighted with Larger Image and Teaser Text
  8. Article Topics are only revealed on mouse-over
  9. Facebook ’Like’ is revealed on mouse-over
  10. Share icons / function is revaled on mouse-over
  11. The following articles are listed in summary format - mouse-over reveals Topics, Like and Share

We may still have a couple more tweaks to do, but so far it’s working pretty well. The ’Detail’ presentation utilises the ’Info Box’ for ’Article Highlights’, we also list Topics in a left hand column, and we include a new ’Quotation’ field.

 

All the new icons are enabled via additional fields / settings on the Design Style. Some of these icons / elments may find their way onto other existing templates in the fairly near future ...

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