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A Layout Customiser for The Sun

A Layout Customiser for The Sun

Presented at BigWP on 5th December 2016


John Blackbourn

December 05, 2016

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  1. A Layout Customiser for The Sun

  2. John Blackbourn @johnbillion | humanmade.co.uk

  3. Largest print newspaper by circulation Second largest newspaper website by

    viewers Migrated to WordPress.com VIP Go 400,000+ articles 1TB images Switched to HTTPS
  4. Building a Layout Customiser (not a Page Builder)

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  6. Editorial Requirements Quickly alter the content and layout of the

    home page and section pages
  7. Editorial Requirements Visually and technically accurate representation

  8. Editorial Requirements Editorially scalable to a large number of articles

  9. Editorial Requirements Well-formatted storage of the content and presentation data

  10. UX Workshops Identified the typical journey of a news story

  11. UX Workshops Free-form control over layout is overwhelming, slow, and

  12. UX Workshops Editing content inline for: 1. Context 2. Expediency

  13. Solutions "The layout customiser"

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  17. Solutions "The cascade"

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  25. Solutions Maintaining accuracy of the preview

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  28. Next Steps Scheduling layouts (for sections) Inline image editing REACT

    or ?...
  29. Want to see more? Come and see me

  30. John Blackbourn @johnbillion | humanmade.co.uk