Relaunching a major news portal from scratch has busted several budgets, led to missed timelines and drove teams on both customer and service provider side crazy.
NP8 will help you to succeed.
NP8 offers a highly flexible base system to build news portals based on Open Source Drupal 8.
Test it yourself: Right after installation, NP8 presents a fully functional news portal with demo content. All major features have corresponding example pages and are ready to be tested. Order a free test instance now and get introduced to it by our team.
Open, modular, extensible, customisable
The NP8 core is a common denominator distilled from multiple news portals. It is based on the next generation CMS Drupal 8 and follows patterns of best practice to allow modularity and extensibility with flexible customisation of functionality and freedom in appearance. Open Source technology guarantees there is no license fee and no vendor lock in.
Rich features, test automation, zero development
Right out of the box, NP8 provides news portal functionality worth >40 man months. Every single feature follows a strict definition of done including a verbose description in Behat resulting in no less than 328 feature scenarios and 4394 steps. Scenarios are thus both human readable in plain English and machine executable by the continuous integration system, guaranteeing the best possible quality assurance.
Responsive, Fast, Mobile, HTML5
NP8 is true HTML5 with a full responsive strategy, as well as the option to ship a dedicated mobile only version. It is built for high performance and fast page load times with lazy loading.
3rd party integration, services
NP8 integrates with a growing list of 3rd party providers out of the box. It is ready for seamless integration into your enterprise environment and can act as the turntable services provider for a multi platform and multi channel strategy.
Development Workflow, templates
NP8 offers a versatile environment with recommended tool chains and a document framework for agile sprinting, proven during 9 month development with 300 tasks done. MD Systems offers Bootstrap weeks to jump start your NP8 based project.
Security updates, maintenance, cost sharing
With an optional annual subscription, you get security updates and quarterly upgrade releases. Propose new features to the NP8 community and share development cost.
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«Somedia», the leading media house in southeast Switzerland, publishes several daily and weekly newspapers and magazines.
Gassmann Media AG publishes media from the "Lake of Biel" and "Bernese Jura" areas through the publisher W. Gassmann AG and the newspaper pool "Biel / Freiburg / Valais". In addition they are the reliable and competent partner for the disposition of advertising for Swiss newspapers and online platforms.
Jerome Zech — 6. April 2016 - 11:08
On Monday, April 4th 2016 another news portal based on NP8 has been published: zueriost.ch. Somedia Production was responsible for project management, design and the frontend implementation, MD Systems did the functional implementation. Amongst other features, an individualised paywall was introduced.
Jerome Zech — 26. February 2016 - 17:01
The Drupalcon Asia 2016 took place from February 18 - 21 in Mumbai, India. Although MD Systems could not join, we still were present: Augustin Delaporte from platform.sh had a presentation about NP8 and told a wide audience about the success story of our project.
Jerome Zech — 8. October 2015 - 16:27
We are excited that the Drupal 8 release candidate finally has been published on October 7th 2015! After many years of development the critical issues have been eliminated and D8 Core is ready for the first official release.
This time, not only core is ready. Most popular modules are near to ready for use in production.