The Advantages of Drupal Website Development in Practice
Having recently overhauled their print materials with HATCH Marketing, Glenmede’s attention then turned to building a new website. Feeling stuck with their current static HTML site, which made any sort of content changes and document uploading more difficult than it needed to be, HATCH reached out to Knectar for a custom Drupal implementation.
A lengthy Information Architecture and discovery process led by Knectar resulted in a full set of wireframes, which the HATCH design team turned into gorgeous design flats. The Knectar team then coded and implemented the design in connection with a customized Drupal site, delivering a final product that was beautiful and simple to use on both the front and back end.
Built on Drupal 7, Glenmede’s new site seamlessly combines ease of use with advanced functionality. A series of selectable templates per page allows users to create differently-themed pages for the three different business lines that live within the Glenmede parent site. Combined with the selectable theming, a series of menus also allows for different headers and main navigations per business line, allowing the business lines to exist as “mini sites” within the parent site.
Promoted content flows throughout the site, keeping content fresh and engaging for visitors.
A custom API integration with the Yahoo! Stock Feed means that all the content admins need to do when adding a new stock or mutual fund to the site is enter the ticker symbol, and all of the daily pricing information will be pulled in daily.
For a select few mutual funds, Knectar has also built a custom script that pulls in daily documentation pushed to an SFTP server. This implementation alone saves the Glenmede team a ton of time, as previously this data was manually uploaded on a daily basis.
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