The website management systems (CMS or newspaper CMS) we work with for newspaper web design have the flexibility for your newsroom, advertising department, and circulation departments to have a website that works together seamlessly: posting news, taking subscriptions, and submitting / tracking ads. Our sites are designed to work within your business plan. With a background in technology, the new industry and efficiency, Surf New Media offers complete web development at a fraction of the cost of the competitors.
Organizations we have worked with report the following:
• Increased traffic to their site with higher ad revenue within 6 months
• Increased reader loyalty (more readers used the site more often)
• Higher classified ad sales (as the ease of buying online increased)
• Increased print subscriptions and online subscriptions
• Untapped Revenue: Continually higher ad revenue from web ads
In short, our web designs and development have made newspapers money, opened up new ad markets & increased readership loyalty.
Content Management System (CMS): The staff at Surf New Media has been involved in Drupal development for more than a decade and have delivered local and international websites based on Drupal's superior content management system. Some examples of Drupal's flexibility and solid code base can be found at the platform's website www.drupal.org.
Because Drupal is an open-source application geared specifically to content managed websites, the coding in the site is top-notch and the flexibility is unparalleled compared to any other content management system on the market. This type of content management system is superior for newspapers because of its flexibility and customization options. More information on the Drupal CMS can be found here.
Our newspaper websites are designed to work by seamlessly integrating with your working environment. We can create custom layouts with the ability to support multiple news sections and web-only content. Premium content services (paywalls and backend payment handling) are also available to allow for your newspaper to tap into revenue bearing areas such as integrated classified ad systems, e-editions, subscription services and more. A full list of programming and advertising options for your website is located here.
Please take the time to look over our web design and programming packages to find the one the fits your newspaper market the best. As always, any of these packages can be customized to individual needs.