Powerful new modules for Drupal layouting and ease of use

France24, a french news website, recently upgraded from Drupal 5 to Drupal 6, taking benefit of improved performance and functionality. In the course, they have developed a seemingly quite impressive set of modules that provide the functionality that was missing in Drupal in order to create a highly flexibly layouted, and easy-worked news website - features which are highly general to many categories of websites. The good news is that they now have released most, if not all, of their custom modules as open source, as reported on drupal.org. Great news!