Site ProfileDescription: M+H Architects is a St. Louis based firm that specializes in commercial architecture.Case Study: The goal of this site was to provide a comprehensive look into the company’s history, culture and capabilities through past work. The client wanted the ability to update the site themselves and they had 100+ projects to showcase. It was also stressed that the entire site should have a very dynamic texture and image driven feel
To accomplish this we used Joomla! 1.5 to provide the architecture to the site. This allowed the firm, without any prior web knowledge, to easily update their site. It also provided easy expandability for future features and the custom portfolio component. For the design of the site we used image rotators to constantly give the feel of something new on the site.
The largest obstacle was the creation of the custom portfolio component. We had three main objectives for the site: grid layout to show all projects, ability to be in multiple categories and an appealing GUI. We met these needs by developing a component in which the client enters the information into a form and uploads the images/video as needed. Once saved, this information populates to the grid and the project page where it is displayed based on the template. We also implemented the ability to “drag-n-drop” projects to reorder them if needed.
In conclusion, Joomla gave us the structure and expandability needed to provide our client everything they wanted.
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