Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome):
The site previously represented the Commonwealth Secretariat - the organisation that implements the decisions and plans of Commonwealth leaders. The aim of the project was to refresh the site to focus on the work of the Commonwealth countries and organisations, particularly their projects and events around the world.
Why Drupal Was Chosen:
Hydrant built the new site using Drupal 7, allowing for the requirements to be met with a modern, and robust content management system.
We worked with the Commonwealth’s revised brand guidelines to deliver an updated website design that is fully responsive and works well on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. The website is focused on the work of the Commonwealth countries and organisations across the globe, and showcases their work through extensive use of multimedia - both onsite and from other online multimedia sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.
The new site delivers information about the project work and events that take place across the globe, with content tagged to countries, regions organisation and strategic aims.
This content model allows the site to provide focused content to users based on their area of interest. The site also features interactive maps allowing visitors to explore the Commonwealth member countries, and the projects and events taking place.
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used:
The Commonwealth site has a rich, interlinked content model, allowing people to see the work that the organisations are doing by project area, country or organisation. This is all built using the entity reference module to link content. The site also makes use of the Workbench & Workbench moderation modules to handle content approval, and scheduling.
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen:
In order to link with the Commonwealth's various media outlets the site also makes use of the Brightcove integration module, oEmbed modules and Flickr module to grab related content from external services. The modules allow content to be easily referenced in a way that's friendly for content editors.