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Siruss were approached by Culture Colony and asked to provide a solution which combined both the CCQ print & online magazine whilst at the same time providing a centre for the artistic community in Wales.

Drupal was selected as the platform of choice for the website. The design of the website ensured each of its sectors were individual silos containing all the relevant information needed, ranging from news, reviews, publications, video and audio. A strong emphasis was placed on the user experience of registered members to form an online community with configurable profiles as well as an integrated messaging system providing each member with a 'messenger' style inbox and the ability to build their online Culture Colony presence.

Video and Audio were key elements of the website, Custom Drupal modules were developed to fully integrate both Vimeo Pro and SoundCloud APIs to dynamically link the website into both media accounts and seamlessly stream both media types directly on the website.  Custom administration interfaces were developed in additional custom Drupal modules for the Culture Colony administrators, allowing them to fully manage all media directly from the Drupal administration area.

Live video streaming and the ability to purchase tickets for live stream events was incorporated to promote Culture Colony Video (CCV).  Online advertising was incorporated to provide additional revenue streams for the client with time/cost based advertisement groups and full statistics/reporting for the advertiser.

Culture Colony mobile and desktop screenshot

An attractive and eye catching design was required, the Siruss team architected, designed and delivered a stunning mobile responsive design that delivered perfect user experience across all devices.

Using the latest technology and user experience best practice, Siruss provided a Drupal solution that has been well received by the client and the members of the Culture Colony community. Embracing cutting edge design and architecture, providing easy to use administration tools over and above the brief, and delivering on time and in-budget, has given Culture Colony a system that will develop and grow with their membership.

Siruss provided full SEO setup for the new website, ensuring redirects from the existing CCQ Magazine website were correctly 301 redirected into the CCQ Magazine silo of the new website.

Techniques Used: 
  • Graphic Design
  • Drupal Architecture & Development
  • Drupal Custom Module Development
  • External API Integration
  • Search Engine Optimisation
What The Client Says: 
We are delighted with the Culture Colony web site that the team at Siruss have made for us. They were very easy to work with, they took on our vague ideas, they were extremely patient with us, and they turned our ramblings into a workable online utility that we now hope the cultural sector will use and share for work and pleasure.
Pete Telfer
Culture Colony

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