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:
The portal was deployed to captures existing procurement contracts, fact sheets, policies and general content including meta data required for search. The CMS was configured for zero redundancy document management and features an editor-publisher workflow for content management integrated with an enterprise search engine that indexes all content & resources.
The infrastructure was setup for high availability and was tested by PureHacking to ensure that it meets government standards on security. We are currently engaged with NSW Procurement for stage 2 of the project to expand the current feature including a secure workspace for government agencies to oversee their procurement and introduce additional workflow management involving multiple user roles and content stages.
We ran the project in a completely agile manner – the entire project was broken down into sprints of 3 to 5 days where we continuously refined functional components until NSW Procurement was happy with the end product.
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.
This project involved creating a really snazzy site – extremely high secure & high performance site that works across mobiles, tablets & desktops.
We integrated with enterprise grade Solr search for super-fast searching across products & accessories.
As the site has different content and product information for different regions across the globe, high performance and availability was a top criterion – at launch, we managed to optimise the site to load under 1 second!
The site also supports complex workflows for importing product data across different regions – data migration including writing routines for parsing & extracting Excel data and carrying out data clean-up and integrity check-ups.