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Digital First Media – “Human Interest” Home Page Sections

I was a front end developer for the configuration and transfer of Digital First Media’s eight Southern California news sites to a new Content Management System.

For this project, I created a template that allowed eight news sites to dynamically display Home Page news stories and photos. This template is also able to load a “default” photo if a story was published without a photo.

I also created a tool in the content management system that allow editors to customize these sections on the home page.

With this tool editors are able to create custom titles for each section so a section could read “Best Local News” instead of “News”.

Editors can also assign different news categories to each section from a drop down menu in the Content Management System.