The new Rich Lingerie website offers a great case study into the benefits of an Open Source platform versus that of a proprietary content management system, which the site previously utilised.
The new website introduces a wide range of additional functionality that ensures customers have the most positive experience possible as they interact on the website.
The new Rich Lingerie website offers a custom web design, created by the skilled graphic design team based out of Koda's Auckland offices.
The use of the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques coupled with clever use of Java Script and Ajax have delivered a site that provides the user with an exceptional experience on the site.
A key focus of the development was to help simplify the complexity associated with the management of E-commerce stores that display products containing multiple options (colours, sizes, styles etc). The administration interface had to be intuitive and allow the webmasters to manage content easily. Developing the website on the Drupal platform provided the Koda Web team with the ability to provide this improved administrative user experience.
The site utilises the Ubercart e-commerce engine and is integrated with Direct Payment Systems as the payment gateway. Multi currency is handled via integration with the Yahoo finance API. Providing real time currency conversions.
The content management system provides the ability to generate and manage a wide variety of discount coupons and promotional offers. Reports allow the tracking of redemptions and unused vouchers.
The Search is an important feature that the client needed work seamlessly with the many options associated with a produc that exist on the websitet. Koda implemented the Apache Solr, faceted search to achieve the flexibility and performance required, we have more information available on the Solr search engine here.
Key features of the site include:
- Custom design
- Responsive theme that allows the site to display on a wide range of mobile smart devices
- Ubercart E-commerce engine
- Payment gateway integration
- Solr Faceted Search
- Image cache allowing automatic resizing of uploaded images
- Custom administrative interface
- Open Source solution - the delivered product belongs to the customer