University of Surrey: SMG – a website with over a dozen queryable databases
The Surrey Morphology Group had over a dozen databases, all with a different design and user experience, and a range of technologies. Additionally their website had an on-going need for microsites, and didn’t allow the character sets that they needed.
We upgraded all the database to the latest version of SQL Server and asp.net, but also by using a standard CSS framework (Bootstrap) were able to unify the design and user experience.
By using Google’s web font ‘Noto Sans’ we were able to support a vast array of character sets. The CMS was built to support a microsite style site map, and the CMS was implemented to be incredibly intuitive.
A great deal of content was migrated, along with content changes from the client. The final result was acclaimed to be a great success.