News+ is our latest Drupal theme for news portals. It was carefully planned to combine Bootstrap-based goodness, a beautiful design, with exceptional functionality tailored to the use case scenarios around news sites.
Drupal is a great choice for building news sites
That Drupal is a great platform – perhaps the best – to build a news portal upon, is not new. The expandability, the ever-growing module-driven flexibility, and an amazing community that provides a robust, secure foundation are just some reasons to consider Drupal a great match for news portals. Which is why a couple of years back we released Pressblog, our first theme for news portals and mega-blog sites. PressBlog was great for its time and was used extensively by clients around the world. And yet PressBlog became even greater a few months ago, in late 2013, when we released a new, thoroughly revamped version, that was met with great reception and very warm comments.
So, why would we get to great pains to create yet another Drupal theme for news sites?It’s all about the user.
News+ is all about the user – your website’s user. It’s 2014 and users expect well-thought features anymore, that make their experience with your site better. News+ goes a step further than most news/portal themes featuring:
- a mobile-first approach
- unparalleled, special features only the world’s top news sites have.
Here’s some more thoughts on those.Responsive is great, mobile-first is better.
An ever-growing number of website visitors will visit your site using their mobile devices. This is more than ever the case with news portals in particular. So you need a great theme that has been designed with mobile devices *first* in mind. News+ is built on great foundation—the most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, “mobile-first” projects on the web. And, further to that, it features several additional goodies like OS-specific as well as custom mobile navigation options, so you can pick whatever you want to offer your users.
Packed with special features
With News+ your users enjoy special features only the world’s best news & article publishing sites have: - Time to read, - Reading progress as they scroll down, reading your articles, - One-click access to the Print dialog, - Accessibility tools for font resizing, and of course, - One-click access to social media Sharing tools. Internal slideshow for every post Enrich every of your posts with visual greatness, using the built-in internal slideshow with carousel. Enjoy the image management automations.
Multiple colors, fonts & more
News+ comes with seven carefully selected, awesome color schemes to choose from: Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple and Gray. Just pick the one that fits your brand with a single click through the theme-settings.
HTML5 and CSS3
State-of-the-art code base, using HTML5 and CSS3, compliant with best practices and avoiding hacks and workarounds that could break things along the way. Great Google maps integration Making it easy for your visitor to locate your business on the map plays an ever-growing role nowadays, and Mobile+ does great in this direction.Drupal Commerce
A news portal does not need to be just about publishing articles and featuring ads. It could as well be about selling publications, like ebooks. News+ covers this scenario as well, as it integrates with Drupal Commerce. Specifically, our Pro & Enterprise versions of News+ come bundled with an extra installation profile that includes Drupal Commerce providing you a turnkey e-commerce solution right after installation.