Swire Hotels wanted to revitalize their website with a digital experience that captured the uniquely luxurious hospitality experience they provide. At this point in time, this meant building the entire site using Adobe Flash, but as iPads were a featured amenity in their hotels, it was decided to build an iPad-only version of the site as well. (Other browsers without Flash would see a “plain HTML” version.)
I was tasked with building this iPad-only version. Using HTML5 and CSS3 animations, with Ajax data loading and touch-friendly event handling, I was able to recreate 95% of the rich Flash experience. I also wrote the back-end XSLT templates that transformed CMS data into HTML pages and page fragments used for the iPad-only site.
I was also responsible for the design of the Sitecore CMS “content tree”: how data was organized and captured in the CMS interface, with the twin goals of an intuitive user experience for content editors and ease of development and maintenance for developers.
- Front-end web development
- Sitecore CMS content tree design
- Client CMS training
- Live site (Adobe Flash, with plain HTML fallback)