better.group

Website relaunch with Neos CMS

Client
better group
Realization period
2018 - 2019
Technology used
HTML5, CSS3, ES6, Neos, GSAP, components

My former employer – the kartenmacherei – wanted to refresh their corporate website, Inside kartenmacherei. I replaced the existing implementation which was based on Pug templates with a simplified static version, ready to make it dynamic later.

This website still relied on having a developer at hand for content updates. That's why we decided to implement Neos CMS as the new engine to give editors control of publishing content.

I was responsible for updating the layout and implementing the complete frontend and backoffice functionality. Some javascripts were added by a former frontend co-worker. The frontend uses the technologies that Neos provides, Fluid, Fusion, FlowQuery, etc. Everything took place in close collaboration with our design department and we had a lot of fruitful discussions about the user experience and design aspects of the site.

To make updating content easier and give editors the possiblity to create pages with different structure, a number of configurable components was created. Those accept a range of settings, like styling information (themes to be precise), appearance (different layout options per component) and content (optional headings, etc.).

Different page layouts were also introduced. In co-operation with partners from Flownative a backend co-worker incorporated APIs to make job offers from Personio available as well as integrated teasers for a Medium feed.

To round it up, I had the honour and pleasure to tutor our editors how to use the system.

The change to a different company structure raised the need to once more update the site and resulted in the current better.group.

Filed under
reference, web
Topics
Frontend, UX