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Allard Prize

Just imagine: THE most prestigious awards in the world, in the field of human rights, and us being granted the honour to give the corresponding website a performance boost!

And a traffic boost, as well, by improving the user experience provided there, making it easily accessible for visitors all over the globe. We won't lie to you: the honour was directly proportional to the overwhelming responsibility that we came along.

Besides the project's main goal — to optimize the website's overall performance — our client approached us with 2 special requests:

  • to implement a new translation system that would enable them to reach a global audience and enter new markets
  •  to migrate the May-November 2019 content for the Photography Competition section on the website

The last project requirement did pose a challenge since the content to be migrated had lots of in-text references.

What We Did
  • we updated the existing allardprize.org website to the latest version of Drupal 7
  • we performed all the necessary updates to Drupal core, to the contributed and custom modules, part of the user interface and the existing set of features
  • we ran the latest security patches, as well
  • we enabled the GTranslate module and thus implemented the translation feature that our client requested
  • we migrated the specified content and found a way of processing the data within the given Pantheon hosting plan
  • we conducted an in-depth performance audit on the website and we identified areas of improvement
  • we did some Drupal performance optimization work, taking a series of necessary measures to speed up the website's page load and reliability/blog/boost-drupal-performance

The result: the Allard Prize for International Integrity website now runs significantly faster and provides a seamless user experience to its visitors, irrespective of their geographical location.