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Olympic Press Box site the latest successful collaboration
As the 2012 Summer Olympics plays on in London, stories of inspiration and victory are being reported at breakneck speeds in what is surely a personal best for the sports media world. We’re proud to say we had a hand in helping NBC Sports achieve this win with the design and development of the NBC Sports Group Press Box site. Adhering to the gold standards of NBC branding, our team designed and launched a site using the WordPress platform and hosted on WordPress.com VIP that allows for quick, easy and complete content sharing across mobile, tablet and laptop screens.
The Dice News Network blog had a slated launch date of April 1st, and Oomph was charged with the task of preparing a theme for WordPress VIP as well as performing a data migration with under a week to accomplish these tasks. After an initial consultation on Friday, Oomph started work on this seemingly insurmountable task, and was able to get the site polished and ready for launch on time. Our client was thrilled and had the following to say:
I am very happy with [Wordpress VIP's] recommendation of Oomph. This week, they did what all consultancies should but rarely do: under-promise and over-deliver. Our launch is clearly due to their skill and willingness to work the problem until it’s resolved.
Just another example of the hard work we do at Oomph to ensure that our clients meet their deadlines.
On July 2nd, one of our posts originally published here on the Oomph Blog was enhanced and republished on Smashing Magazine. The post began as five quick tips for implementing WordPress as a Content Management System and grew into an in-depth, essential guide for leveraging WordPress as a full-featured website CMS.
The post highlights real-life examples from some of our recent WordPress implementations:
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship’s blog has been featured on the WordPress Showcase. The blog, featuring three distinct “columns” (in the content, not design sense of the word), engages is its readers with ideas and opinions on corporate citizenship.
We think this implementation’s most interesting features are under the hood. The blog needed to be integrated with BCCCC’s primary content management system – CitySoft CE. We developed a WordPress template that automatically pulls and caches the top navigation (drop downs and all) from its CitySoft counterpart.
On the CitySoft side, we developed a home page template that pulls the recent items (the Director’s Blog, and general news) from WordPress. The CitySoft template loads a cached version of the entire home page that refreshes ever hour, resulting in a “zippy” home page despite the number of complex elements, not to mention the site’s traffic. Most visitors never know they are switching between two completely different systems!
Museums in the Park, a website we developed in collaboration with our brilliant creative partners at the watsons, has been featured on the WordPress Showcase. Museums in the Park markets ten popular metropolitan museums in Chicago, and features a password protected member area where staff and board members access important documents and updates.