I was approached by a web designer to solve problems with a news website that was using an "out of the box" system.
I created a custom content management system, leveraging the ProcessWire Framework, with image optimization and deep cacheing capabilities.
Long story short, even with a great deal of images, this site if fast to update, and fast to load.
This is the largest project I have ever completed and the owner is able to make a living off of the application.
Also, this web application is being franchised to other towns to create "at the speed of life" news.