Decorah Newspaper

Web Design

Decorah Newspaper

A collaborative project with the 1up! Software team

Decorah Newspaper has been a log time user of 1up!, a software built for news publications. Due to the sheer number of articles in their archives, the best option was to continue using the software but with a new user interface. Our team designed a modern, colorful design that featured all the areas Decorah Newspaper readers had become accustom to while considering the new goals and desires of the newspaper’s staff. We facilitated the design process alongside the 1up! development team to bring Decorah readers a 2021 version of their favorite publication.

We desired a new website that better represented our publications and allowed for company growth. Maintaining our online archives was essential, but it also tied us to a very ‘newspaper looking’ site provided by a company dedicated to news publications. When we brought our dilemma to Cori and Alison, they were able to work with the company already hosting our site to design a fresh, new interface. It was the ideal outcome for us. Along the way, Iroc Webs translated our design ideas into the language of the software programmers. They were an incredible agent between us and the software company. Working with programmers from one company and a web designer from another may have become complicated, but Cori and Alison’s knowledge and responsiveness made the entire transition a smooth one. Their exceptional customer service accommodated our fast-paced schedule printing two weekly publications. We look forward to working with Iroc in the future.

Samantha Ludeking, Production Manager/Web Admin