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With more than a decade of Internet experience and through our work with hundreds of publications nationwide and overseas, 1up! has developed true content management system software that enables you to focus on:
  • Generating and keeping revenue
  • Managing editorial content
  • Streamlining workflow
  • Creating an interactive online community
  • Keeping up with the evolving habits of your readership
Initially developed as an in-house project to save newsroom time, 1up!’s easy-to-use content management system makes it simple for a publication to produce a worthwhile Web site.  The cms sends content (text, graphics or management settings) from your work stations back to our servers, making setup, management and operation of your online publication possible without any programming or third-party applications.

From free training and support to regular upgrades, access to our revenue partners and our state-of-the-art network, 1up! has designed the most innovative and cost-effective software solution available anywhere.


Web Software, LLC, dba 1up!, is an Limited Liability Corporation registered in Indiana.  1up! has been providing Internet solutions for newspapers and other publications since August 1998.  As a leading new media CMS and online services provider for hundreds of community publications, 1up! also provides programming, advertising sales, production and infrastructure solutions for its customers. 

Managing Partner and a founder, J. David McChesney, worked at small newspaper companies for over 15 years as a photojournalist and editor.  He served as a systems engineer and as corporate director of technology for the former Indiana-based Nixon Newspapers where the idea of 1up! was born.  This legacy of commitment to community publications is the foundation for 1up!’s success.

Headquartered in downtown Kokomo, Indiana, 1up! employs an experienced and sometimes ornery staff of 12.  1up!’s production services division, 72dpi, is located in Wisconsin.

Technically speaking, 1up!'s network infrastructure is top-of-the-line. Redundancy and clustering is the name of the game to ensure the reliable delivery of your web site at high speed. And everything is behind a high-security firewall. Our co-location center, n|Frame in Carmel, Indiana (just north of Indianapolis), is owned by one of the nation’s largest media companies.  The facility also provides services to companies like, Rolls Royce and pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly.  The center has biometric security, redundant internet connections (actually, it sits on the internet’s backbone), it has redundant power feeds, redundant uninterruptible power supplies, redundant air handling to keep everything cool and is manned 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  The 1up! network is fed via a 100Mb circuit (slated for an upgrade to 1Gb in 2009).

At 1up!, our mission is simple…we understand the unique needs of small to medium-size publications and strive to produce efficient, highly cost-effective and intuitive online solutions for them.

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