OISE
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Canada's prestigious and research-intensive faculty of teaching and learning, assigned us with building their new website. In this respect, the requirements revolved around their overall goal to deliver a better user experience on their new website: the content-packed web pages had load faster a more user-friendly UI had to be designed a more efficient navigation structure had to be…(Read more)
What we did:
  • a high performance Drupal 8 website, with optimized (content-heavy) page loading times

  • more intuitive navigation for both the professor and student visitors; from graduate programs to news and events, to specific useful information related to leisure, learning opportunities, and support services, users can now easily find the content they search for on the Institute's newly “refurbished” website

  • a user-friendly layout

  • a website packed with all the tools that content editors will need to easily and neatly structure their content (ex. both the Paragraphs module and the Block field module got enabled)

Intelex Community
An online meeting place for EHS and quality professionals, where they can connect, collaborate and share gained knowledge with their peers. Members get to ask questions to leading industry experts and to access highly diversified curated content ranging from infographics to market research to news, to whitepapers and webinars... The community platform was already an authority in its niche, attracting more and more members. Also, Intelex was…(Read more)
What we did:
  • we worked towards improving the cache mechanism for higher page load speed

  • we added 2 new different sections: “Companies” and “Groups”

  • we integrated specific legacy platforms into the Drupal 7-based membership website: Pardot, SalesForce, ServiceNow

  • we connected the Intelex Community website with Axure Data Hub; now every time that a piece of content gets added, removed, or edited on Drupal, it automatically synchronizes on Axure Data Hub, as well, via a custom-built REST Endpoint

  • we integrated it with Custom Windows Azure API, as well, thus turning Drupal into a centralized system

  • we simplified and streamlined the whole content workflow

  • we better structured the existing membership system, organizing both members and content into multiple different groups

Hamilton
Our client needed a new service landing page and content page for the official website of the city of Hamilton, Ontario. In this respect, the plan included enhancing the existing template, to better support their marketing capabilities, and improving the current theme, as well. As for the “new” functionalities to be implemented, many of them were due to be “old” features repurposed. And so, they selected us to develop and theme the new pages.(Read more)
What we did:
  • built and themed a new landing page listing all the departments (Cemeteries, Museums, etc.)

  • … one which overlaps the existing main header and “lives” within the same environment

  • provided a new page layout, with department-specific branding

  • ensured that the editorial staff could easily update the theme sections

  • cross-developed the new landing page for Drupal 8

  • provided a mobile version, as well, where the editor(s) could easily switch between the 2 versions of the menu color

  • implemented a functionality enabling the user to swap out, according to the specific department branding

  • implemented a functionality that would collapse the main header on Hamilton.ca and trigger a brand new page layout, along with the department-specific branding

  • enabled the editorial team to include up to 5 department-specific items overlapping the main header

  • set up and themed a new content page carrying the same features as the current basic one on the website, but without the side menus

The result: a more user-friendly, visually-appealing alternative to the current website of the city of Hamilton, one that better highlights the services provided there (culture, recreation, museums, etc.)

Mary MacLeod's Shortbread
Ask anyone in Toronto... no, in fact, ask anyone in Canada about "Mary MacLeod". Not only that they'll tell you that it's the name of a highly reputed brand of artisanal shortbread cookies, but they'll instantly... feel their mouths water. Now, you can imagine that the chance to contribute our share of Drupal development experience and expertise to the reputation of this 38 years old bakery honored us, to say the least.And challenged us to live…(Read more)
What we did:
  • installed multiple discount, coupon, and checkout extensions

  • integrated the Canada Post shipping plugin, which displays order shipping rates in real-time

  • developed a custom module around a "date pickup" functionality; basically, our client wanted to be able to limit customers' choices of weekdays for picking up their ordered products to specific days (and hours) only

  • ... also, the newly implemented functionality was not to interfere with the one that was already enabling them to block out certain dates from being selected by customers for order pickup

  • created user profile fields and ensured that users could easily edit their own account profile data

  • ensured that users could easily view their order history

  • monthly Drupal maintenance and support: we're regularly updating Drupal core and checking the integrity of the Drupal module ecosystem

Econo-Rack
Econo-Rack, one of the leading pallet rack and shelving system providers, wanted to give their website a major “revamp”. A whole new per-page design, that they needed done on top of the existing scaffolding... A new website design that should look more... up to date, more visually-pleasing and inviting. So, they expected the whole process to involve (much) more than just redesigning the old headers and footers. In this respect, migrating their…(Read more)
What we did:
  • redesigned each web page, while keeping the old structure

  • optimized the way information was displayed across the website (we included more visually-appealing images and improved the content sections on each page)

  • implemented a new, more intuitive and visually-pleasing content layout

  • configured a new theme, starting from the client's WordPress template of choice, one featuring drop-down menus with images