DesertNet and Index Publishing are pleased to announce four additional alternative news websites using the Foundation platform, two of which are AAN member publications:
* Arkansas Times -
* Creative Loafing - Atlanta -

"Already it's proven to be a robust system that's both saving us time and enabling us to expand our community of readers," said Lindsey Millar of Arkansas Times.

Two additional recent launches include:
* Real Detroit Weekly -
* Urbanite Baltimore -

Continue ReadingFoundation Launches Four New Publication Websites

Foundation says Raleigh/Durham's Independent Weekly, Indianapolis' Nuvo and the Nashville Scene have recently launched new sites on the Foundation platform. These three papers join 21 others on the content management system, which is specifically geared toward AAN papers.

Continue ReadingFoundation Adds Three New AAN Clients

The company that owns The Stranger and Portland Mercury announces the release today of Foundation, "a highly customizable, fully integrated content-management system for alt-weeklies." The new system, which was developed in partnership with DesertNet, includes dynamic calendars, city guides, user profiles, and extensive editorial tools. "With its customizable layouts and components, Foundation will reduce alt-weeklies' reliance on expensive web development," the Index Newspaper press release says.

Continue ReadingIndex Newspapers & DesertNet Unveil New Content Management System

For years now, has had interesting features and content, but a great deal of it was hidden behind an opaque interface. The redesign unveils these formerly hidden features; starting today, you should be able to figure out how to use them without an instruction manual. There's still work to do, but the redesigned site clearly is simpler, requires less scrolling, and offers faster access to important content. Also new: AAN Wire and the AAN Library.

Continue ReadingWelcome to the New AAN Web Site