SANATOGA PA – Changes and tweaks made to the re-design of The Sanatoga Post, which made their debut during November 2010, won praise Monday (Jan. 17, 2011) from the company that originally designed the daily online news service’s new look and feel.
An international team of software developers that operates WooThemes, a South African-based company, this week added a link to The Post from its web-based clients’ showcase gallery. The gallery is intended to display how WooThemes’ customers adapt its products to novel uses.
What has become known as “The Post 2.0″ started as the purchase last year of a WooThemes template called “Gazette” by The Post Publications of Sanatoga PA. The template was then customized during a three-month period by other programmers in Pottstown PA to meet The Post‘s needs. WooThemes’ coders noted Monday that their design had been given “a different lick of paint and some TLC (tender loving care)” in making it work for The Post’s several thousand readers.
“We’re really proud of, and we thank, the group of local software and website pros with whom The Post worked to help make the Gazette template our own, as well as something special,” Managing Editor Joe Zlomek said. “Having WooThemes showcase their efforts is an honor.”
The Post was established online in August 2008, and re-launched last Nov. 15 with its new theme and a new web address. It has won acclaim from several online news publishing experts. Last year The Post Publications were chosen by a Reynolds Journalism Institute fellow as among the 14 best mini-sites in the U.S. for community news. The Post Publications is a member of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-County Community Network.
The Post adds new story, photo, and video content daily, and continually updates its features. Within the past month alone it added new links to food blogs and local restaurants’ websites to its Food archive page; and installed user-friendly local gas price comparison and public transit planning applications to its Transportation archive page.
The Post Publications is again at work with Pottstown programmers to update the look and feel of its other websites – The Limerick (PA) Post, The Pottstown Post, and The Main Street Post – to mirror the Sanatoga edition. The first of those is expected to re-launch in 60 days.
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