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Old 09-16-2018, 12:21 PM
Quintas Quintas is offline
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What is the software that all local news websites use?

It seems that every local news site looks basically the same. Just a different logo in the corner. Dead links. Links to videos. Image sliders. Basically a collection of everything NOT to do on a website.

Anyone know who is responsible for this atrocity?
Old 09-16-2018, 12:31 PM
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You could look at some of the sites and choose "view source" to see if the software is named in the HTML.
Old 09-17-2018, 07:53 AM
Balthisar Balthisar is offline
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Are they truly "local news" sites, or are they Gannet-owned papers? It seems like all of the Gannet papers use the same content management system. There's no "generator" meta tag with the name of the software.


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