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

JoVE
JoVE (The Journal of Visualized Experiments), the only peer-reviewed scientific video journal out there, put us in charge of developing their new micro-site. Reputed among universities, pharmaceutical, and biotech companies for the experimental methods and scientific articles that they share in video format, for supporting and accelerating research in a whole range in scientific fields, JoVE needed to give their existing website a new look and…(Read more)
What we did:
  • designed (using Photoshop), themed and developed (using HTML, SCSS, jQuery) their new JoVE microsite

  • … one including a homepage, About Us, Contact Us and 2 Solutions pages

  • designed their email newsletter

MLSE - Auctions
“Auctions” is a new section set up to be easily deployed across the whole MLSE environment of Drupal websites and apps. One where registered sports fans can bid on various valuables and items auctioned there. In other words, to the highly diversified range of sports fan experiences that they were already providing, MLSE wanted to add one more: the bidding experience. And they assigned us, the OPTASY team, to create all the specific features…(Read more)
What we did:
  • created all the above-mentioned features and set up an MLSE auction system from the ground up

  • integrated 2 key modules into the project: the Drupal Commerce bundle and the Commerce Auction contrib module

  • further extended the Commerce Auction module's functionality to incorporate an automatic bids algorithm

  • implemented a custom pop-up form that enables bidders to inline edit their profile pages

  • set the logic behind to use an FCFS mechanism so that the system could cope with those autobid scenarios featuring simultaneous bidders

  • developed a custom Commerce payment method module, one that supports credit card online payment integration

  • automated the order issuing process for the winning bidders