We’ve partnered with Start Local, Australia’s premiere business directory, since their inception, helping them to establish themselves at the head of their market as well as managing their hosting. Recently, Start Local wanted to expand upon the ways in which their usebase interacts with their site in a major way: introducing “gamification” – adding game-like systems of scores and rewards for utilizing their site – to Start Local. Here’s how we added a new dimension of user experience to Start Local…
While Gossamer Threads does a lot of work with traditional CMS’ like WordPress and Bricolage, we also develop sites using other systems, like e-commerce platform Magento. Magento is designed to give retailers a wide range of tools to establish and develop their e-commerce web presence, all managed within a single system and interface. GT has been developing Magento for Zelen Shoes, and we’d like to use their site to showcase what we can do for other e-commerce sites in tandem with this unique platform.
Folioplanet gives artists the opportunity to share portfolios of their work quickly and easily. Like many sites built around user accounts, Folioplanet offers its users a variety of account-specific options and upgrades, and wanted to add a coupon system to their site, which was developed around Gossamer Links.
Blue Sky Footage offers its users a virtual warehouse of a huge variety of high quality stock video footage: over 16 terabytes of it, to be precise. With that in mind, Blue Sky’s business model needs to be able to store and deliver large amounts of content swiftly and securely. We were able to heavily customize their site to streamline and simplify its operations.
Venetubo is a video sharing site dedicated to Venezuelan news and content. The site has been developed using the Gossamer suite of products (Gossamer Community, Gossamer Forum and Gossamer Links), and is a great example of how extensively and productively these programs, especially GLinks, can be modified to develop nearly any kind of site!