Newspaper Website Development

Surf New Media offers custom web design and programming for newspaper websites with a focus on readership and ease of use. All of our sites are custom programmed to your needs with the flexibility to add and adjust features as needed as your newspaper grows and changes.

The website management system we work with for newspaper web development has the flexibility for your newsroom, advertising department, and circulation departments to have a website that works together seamlessly: posting news, taking subscriptions, and submitting / tracking ads.

Our sites are designed to work within your business plan with our latest features including:

Allows you to create engaging articles with built-in video, photos, audio and galleries.

Responsive design allows your site to load fast, and work on every device. Add, edit and publish videos and articles right from your smartphone or tablet with our new  built-in mobile editor. All sites are pushed to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP).

Our improved ad engine allows for content and audience specific advertising, with in-content and ROS advertising.

Each site is built allow easy publishing of videos, live streams, podcasts, galleries and more.

Our system will allow you to add an article and publish the content across multiple platforms, social media, web and mobile apps, and news services such as Google and Apple News.

Our site's publishing options allow your staff to create a workflow optimized to your product, whether it's print-to-web, or mobile first.

With a background in technology, the new industry and efficiency, Surf New Media offers complete web development at a fraction of the cost of the competitors.

Additionally, your staff will have access to real-time statistics, a guaranteed server uptime of better than 99.9% and customer/user management unparalleled in the market today. The staff at Surf New Media has been involved in open source Drupal development since 2004 and have delivered local and international websites based on Drupal's superior content management system.


Open Source, Flexible and Expandable

Our sites are built with one goal: To give your newspaper an edge in today's competitive online market. We have built a bundle of tools to ensure your news website is easy to use, easy to navigate and can serve you, your staff and your readers with the latest technology to succeed.
Custom Articles

Automatically create article lists according to selected criteria, showing latest sports articles, highest rated article during this week, etc.

User Access

Allow a group of users to access only some articles or only parts of articles, while another group of users may access more content on your website.


Flexible paywalls for various parts of your site, including metered content and hard paywall settings. Multi-level subscription options.


Start and end-dates for articles, to publish and un-publish automatically.

App Integration

Our sites are ready to be integrated with our IOS app by default.

Social Networking

Share directly to social media providers automatically or via share buttons.

Ad Engines

Our sites have a built-in ad engine and can integrate with external ad engines.


The site can integrate with third-party apps for surveys, newsletters, ads and more.

Video & Images

Each site built can handle video, audio and image integrations.