A local creative company came to Switchback looking for development support with a Drupal website for their long-term client, ACM SIGGRAPH. With a design ready to go, Switchback was contracted to build out and configure the CMS, which included multi-language capabilities for English, Japanese, and Korean. We also implemented the custom theme designed, pixel-perfect to their specification. It features drop-down navigation, a rotating homepage banner, and event countdown clock. Our supporting role on the project freed up our client's team to better focus on client interaction and the creative tasks at hand.
It's hard to manage the disparate content of 25 individual schools and that of many more unique departments, as well as maintain consistency in both presentation and quality—administrators at Kalamazoo Public Schools know this first hand. They came to us with the lofty goal of doing just that. We worked closely with the district's technology department to build out a new, Drupal-based system that offered a smorgasbord of features: events scheduling and calendars, news articles and alerts, school and staff directories, updateable rotating text and banner, as well as various sub-sites that are accessible and/or manageable by specific user groups. And it all had to integrate with their existing systems, user accounts, and databases. Additionally, we provided website design services, giving the entire website a cohesive and easy-to-use look and feel, matching the school district's existing branding.
As a trade organization for the growing Michigan biotech industry, MichBio relies on their website to manage nearly everything they do, including memberships, newsletters, events, directories, dues and registration. However, their former website and CRM did not play nice together, causing numerous maintenance headaches. The organization decided to undergo a complete website overhaul. MichBio contracted Switchback to develop their new backend system, including content management and integration of a new CRM with their existing database. The new MichBio website provides secure membership management for both the group and its members through one easy-to-use interface.
AccessVision, Battle Creek's community television station, knew it was important that their website not only have a modern design, but also demonstrate their expertise in the world of technology and communication. The previous website was largely static content that was difﬁcult to maintain, so the site was migrated to the Drupal CMS platform to allow them to implement the desired features created in the Open Media project on Drupal.org. AccessVision now has the ability to manage their own use of facilities and resources, based on a member's membership type, membership status and certifications. They can showcase programming, keep the community schedules up-to-date and phase two will allow users to register for classes online.
RE/MAX Platinum Online was developed to serve a community of both real estate agents and home buyers and sellers. The vision was a website where independent sales professionals from multiple cities could come together to share information. We designed and developed a Drupal-based system that supported a variety of users types, from community members to real estate professionals. We also worked with an industry-specific search builder to incorporate up-to-the-minute featured listings for homes, and allow users to search the database.
Eastern Michigan University's math department was already using Drupal to manage their website, but their existing design was dated, and lacked a sense of enthusiasm for the subject. EMU came to us looking for a custom theme that would shed a positive light on the subject. Switchback's design team built out a new look and feel that incorporated visuals created from mathematic algorithms as well as helped restructure the website architecture. We also implemented a blog aggregator and custom slideshow for the project.