Looking for something that looks a bit like the front page of a newspaper. Three column layout maybe?
OK, so let’s be a little more specific.
I’m starting up a new little project. Something akin to Huffington Post but quite obviously on a much smaller scale. And I note that Huffpo, Forbes and a number of other such sites all use WordPress, as modified by their own peeps. Thus WordPress looks like a good start.
Or, as the comments suggest, is Drupal better?
Which CMS isn’t really the point. Rather, which already has a suitable design? That design having newspaper like qualities.
There’s a front page, which then has sections, business, technology, foreign and so on. And when you click into a section you get to another “front page” the front page of that section and so on down.
That’s really the bit I’m looking for. Obviously, any of these will have comments, the ability to give a writer access to one part but not others of the CMS backend and all that jazz.
We’ve also got some interesting bits being developed separately which would be folded in when ready. Much about mapping things for example.
But that’s this initial question. Anyone know of a depositary of CMS designs which can be used? The right design, assuming that the top few CMS are roughly similar, would make the choice.
As to the economics of this, given a couple of months it’s relatively trivial to get a website running 20k, 40k page views a day. The economic barrier is to gain an order of magnitude on that. I think it’s possible. And at that size there’s the revenue to continue to expand.
So, any ideas?