11/01/11 169 W, 1 I - + 3 - 7 FireNews is All New

The premiere web site for North Carolina firefighting and fire service news, FireNews.net, has been replaced with an all-new, all-upgraded version. Operated by Editor-in-Chief Jeff Harkey in Raleigh, it started in May of 2003. Remember those days, when it was located on carolinasfirepage.com? That was a hand-coded site, and was redesigned after a year. The 2004 version was revamped in 2008, when the site moved to a Content Management System (CMS). That added more site flexibility and more publishing control.

As a Halloween treat, the 2011 version debuted yesterday. Among the neat new things is the forthcoming ability for contributors to add directly to the site. Get ready for more reporting! My favorite addition is on the right-side navigation, two widgets showing Recent Comments and Most Commented Articles. Combined with their easiest comment interface to date, the new FireNews.net will be an even better place to both read and discuss fire news. But don't take my word for it...

Great job by Jeff! Having been around CFP since the early days along with seeing Firenews.net grow from inception I am proud to see Jeff has continued to come up with new and exciting ways of offering up news & info.
I have it bookmarked at stop by it several times a day!
Kudos Jeff!
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR CFP[714] (Email) (Web Site) - 11/01/11 - 13:16

Thanks Marsh. We have tried to respond to readers comments and requests from around the state in terms of what they wanted to see. The fact about websites is that they are never “done”; the good ones continue to evolve. Look for more enhancements soon. Thanks!
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 11/02/11 - 10:47

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