One of the key features is multisite support – Warringah Council, Warringah Library, Aquatic Centre & Glen Street Theatre all run from the same single backend.
Creatively, we managed to achieve consistent branding across all micro sites yet give them their own unique look & feel. We also added support for desktop, wide desktop, tablets & mobiles (portrait & landscape modes) including support for high density pixel ratios (“retina display”) such as the iPad 3 and the new Macbook Pro.
The site also features some great workflow automation: auto generated adaptive layout & thumbnails, auto geo coding with support for Google maps, auto generation of list pages with summaries, teasers & pagers, auto generation of navigation, breadcrumb trails and human friendly urls.
In terms of administrative functionality, we added support for complex author-editor-publisher workflow process across different departments so that content can be properly audited and controlled before publication.
The council contains many different location types such as beaches, rockpools, sports fields and parks. We used Google Maps as the mapping solution that allows the council staff to enter a human readable address that is auto geo-coded and placed on the “Find My Nearest” map on the website:
Access iQ™ is an initiative of Media Access Australia, Australia’s only independent not-for-profit organisation devoted to increasing access to media and technology for people with disabilities. Their vision for Access iQ™ is “a web without limits” and demonstrate that web accessibility is the hallmark of an inclusive, usable and future-proof website.
The site underwent accessibility testing throughout the design and development phases. Designs were reviewed for accessibility, the development team were educated on accessibility principles and the result is a website that is cool, adaptive & responsive whilst being accessible. The website also underwent accessibility user testing – user testing with people who have disabilities to ensure that accessibility also delivers maximum usability.
The site features an editor-publisher content management workflow. The site also features eCommerce with a checkout workflow process that’s tightly integrated onto the content manage system.