To feature the work of Newsday’s new editorial cartoonist, I built a new tool to display, sort and share political cartoons.
Previously, Newsday featured cartoons in a photo gallery. Users were able to see the cartoons, but they could not share or discuss them individually. The new tool provides a unique, permanent URL for each cartoon and allows users to quickly filter and sort cartoons by topic. Each cartoon is individually indexed by search engines, another improvement over the previous system.
The cartoons website functions as a WordPress plugin, so other Newsday staff members can quickly use the same template.
The project was built using PourOver.js and Sammy.js.
Click here to see it in action.