In 2012, we helped the Daily Orange launch a new website on a new platform. As former editors at the paper, we knew the pain of working in their CMS. The D.O. was using College Publisher and had long ago become frustrated with the software. As grateful alumni, we wanted to give the D.O. the website it deserved and the students a platform to practice cutting-edge journalism.
After launch, the site won several awards for its presentation and its journalism, including first place in 2012's Editor & Publisher Eppy Awards for best college newspaper website
In the article template, the viewer can enter a "distraction-free" mode that makes reading long stories easier on the eyes. This format s especially helpful when The D.O. publishes in-depth, long-form articles.
We integrated with Issuu to get the cover of every paper and make the whole edition available as a direct download — right from the homepage. Photo gallery templates are huge, following a format similar to The Big Picture. Simply scroll the page to see large, detailed pictures from the paper's award-winning photo staff.
Through the Years
We've been a part of the organization for over a decade – almost since the first version of the site launched in the late 1990s. In fact, the first website we designed was the "gray" era you see below (from 2004).