As part of a consolidation of Wesfarmers web portfolio, the previously separate Sustainability sustainability.wesfarmers.com.au 300+ page site was to be migrated into the corporate domain under a subfolder configuration.
Migration of this content meant that much of the previous styling would need to conform to the corporate branding using existing elements and templates that were already developed and use site wide for Wesfarmers.com.au.
Working with the Wesfarmers Sustainability team, Diviv looked at existing Wesfarmers page templates and widgets to try and find the best fit for the content being moved over without developing new templates.
The biggest challenge with the project was retrofitting the Sustainability content into the existing corporate website with its existing styles, widgets and templates. This proved a difficult task for the combined Diviv / Sustainability team, and more changes customisation of existing frameworks were required than originally planned.
With a significant amount of content trying to find the best existing page layouts and widgets to best match the Sustainability proved a significant challenge. This was overcome by making sensible changes and customisation to existing Wesfarmers corporate components.
The Sustainability team needed a user friendly approach to work with there data, improving upon the old Sustainability site and the ability to work with complex tabulated data Diviv build a Sitefinity Widget to allow the importing from an Excel export. This removed the need for content editors to have to make heavy edits and with just a few clicks a table could be exported and published.
As part of the Sustainability work package Diviv built a custom Sitefinity widget to allow users to work with complex tabulated data without having to manually manipulate HTML or require the need for a developer to be involved. Custom development of components such as widgets offer great ROI and can drastically simplify complex user tasks and aid in the reuse of such components site wide.
This particular project was not all smooth sailing, during the delivery process it became clear that there was a misunderstanding and miscommunication around some of the deliverables. Thanks to having a great relationship with the client, the Diviv and Sustainability team worked together to get back on the same page and adjusted course for a successful delivery. Sometimes a project team learns more overcoming some adversity, by tackling issues in an open and honest way we build long term trust with our customers.