CNN Lite

Text-only CNN, for mobile limited coverage

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#4 Product of the DaySeptember 11, 2017

CNN Lite delivers the latest news from CNN quickly, in a text-only format.


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    Parag DeshpandeUX designer

    It is lite and low bandwidth. Easier to read content on the go


    No images/media

    This is something similar to Twitter Lite that will save data consumption on your mobile.

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    Brandon CarsonUX Developer

    Great lo-fi solution


    Needs a dark mode

    Any chance we can get some additional color options that are easier on the eyes?


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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
This might be more useful than ✔ Faster to load ✔ No ads ✔ Easy to scan
Preetish PandaHunter@pr33tish · Marketing @ PromptCloud
@rrhoover By the way npr has a similar Lite version: What I really hate about the news sites is the auto-playing videos - perhaps a news aggregator can be built that would crawl, extract and display news snippet in text-only format!
Ramy YaredHiring@ramyyared · Mobile Marketing & Advertising Executive
@rrhoover old school WAP look
Nick Smith@nicksmithr
I wish every publisher would do this
Robert Melkonyan@melkonyanrob · Co Founder - Profunders Club
Is this an official CNN product?
Tregg@treggify · Designer
@melkonyanrob I believe it is, mostly because of the URL.
Daniel Butler@dnlbtlr · CEO & Founder at Socius
Seriously ? I'm all for speedy but not to take the visual experience back to web 99. Throw some basic font love on this and make it enjoyable.
Tregg@treggify · Designer
@dnlbtlr I think this is designed for edge cases where even loading a font may cause problems. Think using a pay as you go phone with a crappy web browser in the middle of nowhere.
Adam Rasheed@arasheedphoto
@treggify it's for people with super slow data connections because of the storm.
Tregg@treggify · Designer
@arasheedphoto I mean, that's also a great use case, yeah!
Daniel Butler@dnlbtlr · CEO & Founder at Socius
@treggify sure but blue underlined links ?!
Josh Holloway@holloway · Social Marketer, Ramsey Solutions
@treggify @dnlbtlr Does that really matter? It's completely and totally functional.
John Murch@johnmurch · Developer/Marketer
It's like WAP pages back in the day - super lightweight and limited styling.