About the Project

Creative Team

  • Project Management: Mighty 8th Media
  • Interface Architecture: LBM
  • Design: Mighty 8th Media
  • Development: LBM

Project Details

As one of the largest education groups in the state of Georgia, GAEL represents educational leaders like administrators and principals.  It is an umbrella organization for six affiliate organizations that educates all leaders on current political issues that affect educational policies.

GAEL wanted to build a site that had the ability to do several things that were new for us.  First, they wanted to pull data from a web product that stored all of their membership and event data that did not readily have an API for us to access.  Second, they wanted to integrate their dynamic data throughout the site and have control over it through a custom CMS editor.

To solve the first problem, we worked with the fine folks at eBoard Solutions to provide us with an XML-based web service that would allow us to refresh the site data on a nightly basis. The second problem was a little tougher: we built custom plugins for TinyMCE (he famous WYSIWYG editor you see nearly everywhere) which allowed GAEL to drop in little bits of code that would render big things like membership directories, calendars, news feeds, and several other proprietary data points.

 

 
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Custom API Built from the Ground Up

Helped to construct a brand spanking new API to provide an automated service to load new data on a nightly basis.

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Super CMS - The

Provided GAEL with a system that would allow ultimate flexibility with their proprietary data. "Elements" allows GAEL to place complex data sets anywhere on their site.

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Flexible News System

Because GAEL is the umbrella group for six other groups, we wanted to give them the ability to use features we built for one group on another group down the road. Our blogging engine provides them the ability to launch new blogs anywhere.

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SEO Friendly Clean URLs

Because GAEL is the umbrella group for six other groups, we wanted to give them the ability to use features we built for one group on another group down the road. Our blogging engine provides them the ability to launch new blogs anywhere.