Swire Hotels

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.

Services involved

  • Front-end web development
  • Sitecore CMS content tree design
  • Client CMS training

Links

  • Live site (Adobe Flash, with plain HTML fallback)

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