development

j.anderson's picture

Now on Drupal - HamptonRoads.com and PilotOnline.com

Hello all,

I wanted to introduce myself, and our now-powered-by-Drupal sites, PilotOnline.com and HamptonRoads.com. I'm Jeff Anderson, and I work as the product development manager for the interactive division of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper based in Norfolk, Virginia. The Pilot is a top 50/60 U.S. daily newspaper by circulation size, and PilotOnline.com was one of the first newspaper websites to go online in the early 1990s. Along with its sister site HamptonRoads.com, a local portal focused on entertainment, community and local guides, we recently ranked No. 6 in the U.S. in terms of the percentage of users in a local market who use a particular locally-focused site. On December 10, we re-launched both sites on a customized Drupal 5.x platform.

Read more
freejoe76's picture

Drupal and Memory / Development Gotchas

Hi all,

I was wondering what the experience out there has been with drupal's memory consumption -- has it been an issue with your project?

Also, I'm curious if there were there other "gotchas" during your Drupal app development.

Our team here is working on a smallish city guide-type application (which will have a good amount of detail on the business listings), and we're forked on the soon-to-be-age-old question: Drupal or Django? I'm working on learning as much as possible before our raft takes to the river.

-Joe
Senior Developer
The Denver Post

Read more
yelvington's picture

News site module wish list

If you were to ask Santa Claus to bring you something to help your news site building/integration projects this year, what would you ask for?

Some examples: NITF import? NewsML import? Proprietary import from (fill in the blank legacy newsroom CMS)? Quark integration? InDesign integration? Web-to-print classifieds? Facebook tools? Javascript "badges?"

What would position Drupal as a more effective tool for you to improve your website, cut costs, connect with a larger audience, provide more effective community services, et cetera?

Post your answers below.

Read more
adixon's picture

Bricolage and Drupal on the Tyee

I've just posted a new project called Bricolage Integration. I wrote it for an on-line news site called The Tyee, based in Vancouver, BC and it's been running for almost a year now.

Read more
agentrickard's picture

Newspapers, students, and GHOP

As part of the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, add1sun has posted a quick how-to guide for creating a student newspaper with Drupal.

GHOP provides incentives for high school students to participate in open source software projects. As a Summer of Code mentor, I urge everyone to participate. It's a great way to give back to the Drupal community.

Read more
chipk's picture

Simplified UI for inserting images into blog content

Hi folks,

There is a significant hole in Drupal when it comes to a simple, clean workflow allowing content creators to upload an image and insert it into a piece of content. This functionality has been implemented elsewhere on the web (e.g. Blogger, Facebook, etc.) in a variety of ways. Under Drupal, the 'img_assist' module burdens users with creating an image node and the 'upload' module provides insufficient UI integration that couples images with a text block, rather than with a node.

Read more
yelvington's picture

IBM DeveloperWorks on NITF parsing

Tip: Read News Industry Text Format (NITF) files with PHP
Parse and extract news content for use in your applications

The News Industry Text Format is an XML-based format used by the news industry to encode and share the content of news articles. PEAR's XML_NITF package provides an extensible API to read and parse NITF-formatted files, making it easy to extract bibliographical information and article content for use in any PHP application.

Read more
ulki's picture

MD | CBP

Employment type: 
Part time
Employment type: 
Contract
Telecommute: 
Allowed

Hi

I am a journalist preparing an editorial B to B IT news portal in France, and I am looking for some help creating this portal with Drupal 5.2 +.

I need an expert in development, portal, themes

Speaking French would be a bonus

Please contact me to learn more about this project.

sincerely

Olivier
bellin@club-internet.fr

Read more

Modules that might be useful for newspapers

This wiki page lists a number of modules useful for newspaper sites. Please add any module you think is missing!
Discussion about this wiki is held on this page.

Last addition: Memcache API + Boost (090722)
Please note: The previous list has been moved to this page. It was old and dusty list, mainly presenting modules for Drupal 5. The drop is moving!

Read more
Subscribe with RSS Syndicate content