List of successes from MountainRiver CMS for 2013 (and Interlated). Thanks from the team of John Robens, Martin Chadwick, Rikki Coulston, Greg McLachlan and Julian Rymaszewski.
MountainRiver CMS was a big year for shops, subscriptions, coupons, points and paywalls. Shops development was streamlined, subscriptions and memberships supplied and innovative coupon systems made work. Point systems and paywalls were setup. Using membership tools effectively and points systems were great stories of 2013.
Membership sites were developed for membership organisations, people who act as 'umbrella organisations' and charities. Membership sites provide a powerful combination of membership management and services to members.
The Ecological Society of Australia website includes a full membership management system with additional hilights being a media management system, system to manage official meetings, group support, a system to upload website data in bulk by copying into a spreadsheet and integration from 'web form' submissions to their facebook gallery. The gallery enables voting in their annual photo competition - the results of are quite beautiful.
MountainRiver CMS worked on a number of Marketing and Community sites in 2013. Features include multi-lingual and multi-device capabilities.
We worked on corporate sites, delivered on high performance, high visitation sites. Sites supporting ground breaking products and scientific innovation. "Imagining" sites that present a concept of a different future. Business interest sites and a range of accommodation sites.
2013 saw MountainRiver CMS update the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authorities Tourism Industry Emissions calculator and further extend a system for linking multiple websites to a membership system.
2013, year of the product.
MountainRiver CMS built a number of things that look like they solve a problem common to an industry. While we have great skills building new things we have found that a cost-effective way for people to get a lot of capability for fewer dollars is to reuse things. This is the rationale behind using frameworks like Drupal, CiviCRM and Grails in the first place. Better still is a tool that solves some industry problem effectively, in a well conceived way.
2013 was a year of imagery. Not that we want to throw out the minimalist, just make it clean and obvious what should be done with a website look. Both have their place. 2013 also saw the the entrenchment of 'responsive' or make it work on as many devices as possible and death of 'pixel perfect' exactly control the proportions 'one true way' school. There was a heavy smattering of touch/tablet and mobile technologies.
In the end, none of us voted for the same thing, so the decision regarding the best looking site, was 'one for everybody that was asked'.
MountainRiver CMS has supported causes in 2013.