The news on any browsing device

Take a look at a partial example of the public website. Provide readers an optimal experience on devices from cell phones to desktops.

The majority of website visitors since 2015 use cell phones. When a phone is held in landscape position, a visible menu takes advantage of room for two columns, three columns on desktops.

When a phone is held in portrait position, the menu toggles between visible or hidden by tapping a menu button, hidden on wider screens.

The cell phone screen shots are from the example website.

Free and open source

Online News Site is free software dual licensed under the MIT or GNU General Public License, Version 2 with no limits on the number of articles, subscribers or the length of time the software can be used.

The public website

Article layout is to established standards for quick and accurate reading. Article pages have buttons at the bottom for thumb navigation on cell phones.

The contact form, community calendar and classified ads are optionally available to all visitors.

A subscriber paywall can be turned on or off to make articles and archive search available to all or to only registered users.

Supports classified and commercial advertisements with tailoring options for commercial ad placement and density.

Specified users of the public site can be allowed to contribute articles that transfer to the content management system.

The content management system

Sections, articles, photo essays, surveys, a community calendar, the menu and its contents are created in the content management system.

Menu items can be strictly informational or custom programs like payment forms.

Users are secured to only their area of responsibility.

Software updates will not overwrite databases, custom programs and CSS styles that observe the procedures and locations documented in the programs.

Developed in the web's most popular environment for the widest availability of support options. Runs under Linux and Windows web hosts with PHP version 5.5 or newer and four extensions, gd2, mbstring, openssl and pdo_sqlite.