Dec 15, 2010
Brighton based Parsley Productions came to us looking for a simple, yet elegant solution to showcase the company’s long heritage in storyboarding, filming, producing and editing high quality TV for broadcast.
Wishing to have the site simple to edit for Parsley we decided upon Joomla – an open source content management system. This allows the website owner to have full control over the content and structure of the site.
Although this was the first time we have used Joomla, we found it simple and clean to install. Designs were also easily incorporated into the structure. Though initially we found the hierarchy of content in the Joomla back office a little daunting, it was not long before we had it pinned down.
The site was developed and built on a development server supplied by Rightclick and then moved to its final point, tested and launched.
We were unlucky launching the site just as the ‘hactivism’ reached its peak as the site’s new server was affected by the Wikileaks/ DOS attacks and we found the site sluggish initially.
Thankfully this soon cleared up and the site was live and kicking.
Apart from the obvious bonus of having the site content managed Parsley are able to use 3rd party content on the site also.
They have their Twitter feed on the home page and make use of YouTube to allow their video work to be streamed onto the website.
A SEF ( search engine friendly URL Structure ) was applied to the site, via Joomla back office, and it was integrated with Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to give Parsley the best chance of analysing the site’s performance ( in terms of traffic, SEO, profile and content).