Features of news and magazine website design:
1. Headlines and Excerpts
Headlines help us to differentiate interesting article from the secondary one. So, each content block needs to be entitled. Whether it is a small section on a grid or a full-height column.
2. Primary and Secondary Content
Draw a borderline between the parts of your content. Define what is the most important and which texts can wait to be read.
3. Intuitive and Consistent Navigation
Newspaper website layout is designed for content and this content must be easy-to-navigate. Consequently, the navigation menu is characterized by its simplicity, and right position.
Better use of categories is available within newspaper website layout the most. It refers to blogs particularly.
5. Space for Advertisement
Ad banners have to be placed not just somewhere but this position has to be defined exactly. The right places are sidebar, both left and right, Header or Footer.
6. White Space Maximization
Generally, white space is considered to be a section where nothing is typed. There is a more narrow meaning: white space is between text lines and letters, around content elements. It is everything that makes your website more readable and simple, even though it is filled with an excessive number of content items.
7. Frequent Content Updates
frequent content affects on your results in search engines. People visit your website rarely, if it is outdated, and Google sees it. So, your content gains worse scores in search results.
8. Social Sharing Encouraged
Blogs and news sites are the most common to use newspaper style, and these websites can’t exist without social media integration. It’s the epoch of mass sharing, and social networks are where people spend much of their time. You should use cool follow and share buttons for each network: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc.