While HTML5′s specification won’t be finalized for more than three years, news organizations have been experimenting with it for awhile now. Besides making their videos iPad friendly, quite a few media giants have made standalone HTML5 projects that offer refreshing ways to read online.
From blog to blog network to full-blown sites, WordPress is behind these 10 notable web destinations, including Playboy and The Rally to Restore Sanity.
Do we talk too much about the ‘future of news’ and fail to focus on practicing the basics of now? Here are three basic best practices of web publishing that too many news outlets continue to ignore.
upPrev is a simple plugin that delivers a little bit of New York Times functionality to your WordPress install.
WordPress is a content management system. It’s also a CMS that works well for journalism large and small and whose use for journalism by both professionals and citizens will only continue to grow. Reality check: There are very few great content management systems being used as platforms for journalism. Plenty of newspapers—and broadcast television sites especially—use clumsy systems with feature sets still in the stone ages of the internet. Even worse, these systems are skinned by ugly stylesheets and confusing user interfaces. We wouldn’t want our newspaper pages to be ugly or hard to navigate, so why are so many news websites exactly that?