What the customer wantedNeeded a multilingual business-directory, with the ability to search and sort on various criteria. The template must be "flex" - ie, adapt to the screen resolution of the visitor.
What has been doneThe selected engine (from I-Soft Bizness) is a very good price/functionality. The closest competitor - phpMyDirectory - is exactly 2 times more expensive and less adapted to the Russian-speaking users.
The work consisted of a 2-stages:
1. Correction of errors and completion of the program
2. design and adapt template
What has been done (fixes and improvements)
- Implemented a complete CNC in all blocks (new, popular, best firms, etc.);
- Was written new mini-news engine instead of the default CuteNews;
- Was written the block of search and output by regions;
- Accordingly altered the customer panel (imagine that when you add branch, somebody wrote Odess
a region, somebody Odes
a region - and it would be 2 Odessa region);
- Fixed bug with permalinks for companies in the Ukrainian language;
- Fixed bug with sending messages (they did not work when the permalinks);
- Fixed some minor bugs (developers can apply for the errors);
- Increased performance by eliminating redundant functions and make java-script in a separate file;
- Multilingual - depending on the language setting, you will be shown one or another version. Also there is the possibility of "manual" switch of languages;
What has been done in terms of design
- A simple unobtrusive design and trendy asymmetrical style does not distract the visitor from the main goal - to find businesses;
- "Flex" layout is easily adjusted to both a laptop screen and a widescreen 22 "monitors and above;
- Layout made using negative margins, and this means that change the sidebar left or right of the main content - a matter of several minutes;
- Cross-browser compatibility minus one generation (ie, if today the actual IE8, it appears correctly in IE7 and IE8). But fully adapt to the 10-year-old browsers - it stupid, so that minus one generation;
Now actually about why I touted this directory. This is one of the steps of service "website turnkey". This post is to instantly add http://rabitsa.com/
site in the index of search engines.