Local information portal in the new design
ASTA is an editing media office operating in the north of Greater Poland region. It has been on the market for over 25 years. The company runs a TV channel ASTA and a local information portal asta24.pl, where it presents information regarding the whole of West Pomeranian Voivodship.
As a part of cooperation with ASTA our task was to refresh the design and upgrade the functionality of the information portal asta24.pl keeping in mind the newest trends in the field of web and mobile technology.
What did we do for Asta?
Our main goal was to fasten the activities of the portal in a complex way and to refresh its form and design. One of the more important tasks that we took on during the realization was to import around 30 000 articles together with all multimedia from the previous system based on CMS WordPress into Sun Group proprietary system of managing content.
While creating the new version of the local information portal according to the newest UX standards and on the basis of modern technologies, we significantly fastened the functioning of the service and upgraded navigation. We optimized the website of asta24.pl at many levels providing the company with a brand new tool for work and communication with a great number of recipients of new media.
How did we manage to do it?
We focused on preparing useful solutions in accordance with the standards of mobile first conception. We created a new layout of the main website of the portal and designed graphics of the particular categories of the content that is presented through asta24.pl. While designing the portal our task was to take care of the proper arrangement of both the articles and advertising banners. For managing the adverts we created a separate module thanks to which a marketing department can manage and plan the marketing space of the portal in an easy and fast way.
Asta24.pl website has gained a module of events thanks to which both the employees of the editorial office and the users can add events taking place in the West Pomeranian Voivodship. While integrating the Disqus module, we quipped the community of the portal with a commenting option. The users can also participate in surveys published by the portal and steered from the level of a proprietary CMS system.
How did we manage to do this?
One of the key goals that we managed to achieve was to take archives of posts from many years backwards, created on the previous WordPress CMS, and place it in the new portal while keeping the previous linking scheme that would allow to connect old posts with comments in Disqus. To do this, we designed a proprietary tool for automatic importing of articles from WordPress system into Sun Group system. This significantly improved not only the speed of the work of asta24.pl portal, but also optimized it and made it easier.