Below is the list of features and design elements required for the new website. If you have any ideas or suggestion please let me know. I have a site at [url removed, login to view] this project is about reinventing it.
Description of design and features:
New Logo and Favicon
I would prefer that the site is built on wordpress
The Header should be at the left hand side and be static while the feeds and content remain scroll-able
News ticker at the top of the website displaying latest news with time stamp.
The news ticker should be static like the header and should always be on the screen even when the user is scrolling
The web site should be SEO optimized H1, H2 and H3 headers, tags etc
It should be MOBILE friendly
It should be optimized to LOAD VERY FAST
It should have a search box and content on the site should be search-able
It should have RSS and email subscription options
It should be optimized for google adsense
Pages: Home, Newspapers, Politics, Entertainment, Business, Sport, Jobs, Tech, Education, Health, Live TV, Radio, Contact Us
Any form on the website i.e comment sections etc should have strong measures to block spam
Make provision so I can add more feeds in the near future
Each headline should display a little summary and picture in the news stream so readers can have idea what the article is about
Each headline should have a time stamp (E.g 5mins ago, 12mins ago etc)
Each headline should have source and category displayed (From: ThisDay, Category: Newspaper)
The source and category should be clickable and when clicked all the headlines from that source or category should be displayed
Each headline should have a tweet and facebook share button available without opening the headline
There should be a “view counter” beside each headline indicating how many views the headline has received.
There should be a “filter by source” option. This menu or drop down list should always be visible even when the user is scrolling.
Old news should never be flushed out of the website. It should be stored and searchable
Articles should be extracted into my website and displayed when a user clicks on a headline. Just like how flipboard, digg, pluse etc extract articles into their mobile applications.
At the bottom of each article there should be a link to view the article at the source.
When the source link is clicked, the external page should be loaded in a lightbox. This should be optimized to load fast.
Bellow the article there should be a section for “Related Posts”
There should be sharing options and a comment section.
When items are shared on social media it should link back to my website rather than the source of the article
There should be social media widgets. Facebook, twitter.
There should a widget labeled “Hot Stories Today” It should display the most read posts within the last 24hrs
There should be a widget at the right titled “Listen to Nigerian Radio” It should have little logos of the radio stations and these logos should be clickable
When a user is reading a post there should be a pop up “recommended for you” box at the bottom right.
News should be updated as fast as possible
Use a nice colour scheme that is attractive and helps navigation.
I would like to see a mock-up before development begins.
The site should be tested on google page speed and optimized for speed.
See attachment for sources.