The Hedge Fund Journal is an independent monthly publication focusing on the European hedge fund industry. Axis12 worked collaboratively with the Hedge Fund Journal designers to develop an engaging and responsive design for the Drupal 7 site. The site itself includes content that is free and some that is protected by login, so getting the security right was crucial. The new site also emphasises the Hedge Fund Journals use of social media to reach its ever-growing audience.
After carrying out the initial high level solutions architecture design for the new Drupal based Tate Online platform, we successfully bid for and won three packages of work. These were to design and implement the technical architecture for the Tate Online platform. To design and implement a Unified Search solution using Apache Solr for the Drupal sites on the new platform and to aggregate search from a number of legacy web sites using older technologies. To provide ad hoc support and additional development capacity to the internal Tate Online development team.
Axis12 designed this site to support British Adoption week. This week is a crucial aspect of raising the profile of adoption in the UK. The site was very successful and supported a significant increase in user traffic and the use of social media to inform users about the site.
We designed this site partially in response to the growing need for a searchable repository of Government content that was being decommissioned, and partly as a showcase for our Drupal/SOLR/Nutch/Caching expertise. This site uses Nutch crawls, RSS feeds, SOLR search and indexing, “More like this” suggestions, synonym files, spelling correction, predictive search suggestions, and many other techniques to intelligently surface data. It also employs advanced caching strategies including ESI, memcached, and varnish. The site sits on a combination of data centre based hardware and Amazon’s cloud storage and CDN (using EC2 and S3), which makes the site a seamlessly scalable offering allowing it to cope with traffic spikes from all corners of the globe without latency.
We designed and developed a large web site for a Capita business unit. The site was developed using the Drupal CMS and SOLR and built up over a number of phases from initial launch, which included brochure style content, through to the full working site, which allowed users to subscribe and pay for services online, review content and to book themselves on events.
Axis12 were key members of the team that developed the Teaching and Learning Resources site. TLRs was a website aimed at teachers and educationalists, it has plans to house over 200,000 resources ranging from html pages to eLearning courses. We were responsible for all elements of the project including designing concepts and prototypes, conducting usability testing, and building the site (and associated infrastructure).
Safeloans approached us to redesign their entire website earlier this year. The remit was to create a look and feel and functionality that would improve market perception of the Safeloan brand, be able to incorporate an expanded portfolio of business offerings and integrate the site with third party pay day loan management software. The new site allows customers to design a short-term loan tailored to their situation, initiate on the fly credit checks, and loan approvals, and transfer funds to the applicants account within 30 minutes.
Axis12 designed and developed a very large-scale Internet site for the National Strategies (on behalf of the Department for Education) using Drupal and SOLR, in only 9 months from project approval to site launch. The development included the migration of 50,000 content items from 35 individual sites into a single repository. The site also included a very active community that collaborated with themselves and the National Strategies via groups and discussions. Another key functional aspect of the site were the case studies, which allowed users to enter details of best practice teaching approaches, including attachments giving visual examples. At its peak the site attracted approximately 500,000 page views and 50,000 unique visitors a day. The site is now archived due to change in governments, however it is available for viewing at the link provided above.
Camden Town Unlimited (CTU) has been appointed by the business community to improve Camden Town as a place to work, live and visit. As the representatives for business, they introduce innovative approaches to upgrade the commercial and environmental performance of Camden Town, London, putting business at centre stage to oversee the operations. We were engaged to redesign the site according to strict design specifications that had been developed by a third party. Our remit was to improve usability, and re-engineer backend functionality. Work included Google map geo-local integration, Google rating integration, Social media integration, Faceting, Search improvements, and basic usability improvements. Development is ongoing.
We were engaged by Acquia (USA) to solve a problem with the Drupal site. Acquia had exhausted all other avenues in the US and so turned to Europe, where they requested our help. We were able to deliver in an extremely short timeframe. Acquia are the leading commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system. Founded by Dries Buytaert, the creator of Drupal. We are a Acquia ready partn