NewsX News Headlines Web Reader
NewsX is a news headline web reader. It has been a hobby project of mine since 2001. My vision for the site is to provide a clear, concise listing of headlines, with a smart and tight organization of channels and categories. I've added in action buttons to allow people to go deeper with news like searching for a headline on alternative sources like Google News, Yahoo News, Wikipedia, etc. I've added convenience actions like showing articles with in-page windows so you don't get have to use a new tab or window. It's these kinds of helpful actions and conveniences that I like when I read the news.
The first version used a database and server-side processing to store, fetch and process headline data from Moreover.com when their feeds were still available. The site design was radically different as you can see (and laugh at) on Archive.org's archive of the site.
Unfortunately, Moreover.com stopped providing their free feeds somewhere around March 2012, and NewsX.org had no data to use until the third version, in August 2015.
The third version, circa August 2015, came about when my interest was piqued again with developing sites that people would be interested in and actually use. NewsX was always one of those sites that had a small but decent following.
The first task was to see what I could use for headline data. It turns out everybody's using xml for this these days rather than the CSV/tab-separated format I was able to access before. This time around I wanted to make sure I wasn't relying on a single news source so I refactored with the specific intention to support multiple sources.
I hope you find NewsX.org to your liking. If you have any comments, please don't hesitate to contact me.