Client SinceOctober 2004
Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides in-depth coverage of current affairs and news assembled from a progressive point of view. The site has won both the juried Webby Award and the People’s Voice Award for Best Political Blog.
The site is built around major “digs,” led by authorities in their fields, who drill down into contemporary topics and assemble packages of content—text, links, audio, video—that grow richer with time and user participation.
Truthdig’s publisher Zuade Kaufman contacted Hop Studios well before the site’s launch, and we have been a key team member in the success of the site. While taking an initial design forward, Hop Studios recommended, installed, configured, and customized a content management tool for story publishing. The site is dynamic with comments, articles, photos and podcasts all designed in an input-once, publish-everywhere format. Today the site has many custom features: threaded comments, podcasts, an email newsletter, advertising and comics.
For many years, this was an ExpressionEngine site, but it was recently converted to Wordpress.
Hop Studios continues to provide design, programming, CMS customization and development, as well as making sure the site performs well in search engines.