So if you're anything like me, you like your layouts to be visually pleasing while wanting to insert yourself into coding as little as possible. I've been looking for a layout for quick and easy news articles, and eventually when a friend asked me about the same thing, that finally gave me the impetus to create the following layout which I've lovingly named Newspaper Lite.
It doesn't look like a true newspaper in that you don't get those nice columns that take so much code tweaking to achieve, but here's a little something that can be easily edited to fit a variety of needs that gives you the visual impact of a newspaper.
I promise to add more examples here once this has been put into action.
NOTES: The point of the code was to be as straightforward, copy/paste, minor tweaks as possible, so unless you want to get into the granular design details, there shouldn't be much you need to change besides the following
Header bar for newspaper graphics
Price and date of the newspaper
300 x 300 picture for your article
The newspaper story itself
Please note this layout does use the 'lj-raw' tag (because I find it makes coding easier and less headache worthy), so you will need to add break tags between every paragraph of your article.
Gotham Gazette isn't your publication? No worries. I uploaded a PSD here that will allow you to keep the same paper background and change the title of the publication to whatever you want. The font I used here was "Old English Text MT," but you don't need to stick to that either. Flexibility was my aim.
CREDIT: I honestly don't care. I just figured this would be helpful to people, and I shouldn't hoarde it. If you want to credit me, that's awesome. If not, that's cool too. If this was helpful, leave me a note and let me see what you did with it because I may learn a thing or two from yous guys.