CMS Implementation

START Toolkit

Another project for the non-profit, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW), START Toolkit is an online blueprint to help businesses to develop regional, sector-based partnerships. Member organizations have access to a resource-rich, collaborative text. Users are connected to each other through their subscribing organization and can securely and privately comment on, bookmark, and share information within their member group. Along with developing the functionality for the website, we worked with CSW to design an easy-to-use interface for navigating the abundant information provided through START Toolkit.

Long Wing Education Consulting

Long Wing Education Consulting helps schools achieve success in all areas of education, from administration to student performance. Wanting to detail their approach to a large range educational challenges, the company chose a Drupal-based solution to organize and maintain hundreds of pages of content. To help their visitors navigate the vast amount of information, we developed a dynamicly-populated drop-down menu system. We also designed and imlpemented a custom theme including flyout menus and a rotating banner, as well as built out a multi-question job application system that provides an interface for Long Wing staff to sort and filter candidates by specific criteria.

Will Work for Food needed a complete site re-architecture, re-design, and re-implementation in order to complete their mission of raising a million dollars for Darfur relief. Switchback was sub-contracted to rebuild the entire site with a Drupal CMS backend, including integration of organic community groups, and e-commerce functionality. The community groups features are active and working while we are currently implementing additional e-commerce features for the site. Anyone can now easily register, create work efforts, and begin raising money for the Darfur relief effort. Administrators can easily add new pages, as well as edit the content of any page on the website.

Galaxie Corporation

Galaxie Corporation needed to regularly update the inventory listed on its website, however the site was constructed in straight HTML, without a database. As a result, only one person in the office was able to make the changes, which were time-consuming and repetitive. Switchback was contracted to rebuild the entire site with a Drupal CMS backend, including integration of an inventory database. Now anyone in the company is able to quickly and easily update inventory, add news links, as well as edit the content of any page on the website.

ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2010 Conference

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.

Kalamazoo Public Schools

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.

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Trailhead is a Drupal-based system, built with the features smaller businesses need, bundled together into a ready-to-launch package.

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