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Mutts Comics

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Overview
In 1994, Patrick McDonnell created the comic strip MUTTS, which now appears in over 700 newspapers in 20 countries. McDonnell has received numerous awards for this strip, including the National Cartoonists Society’s highest honour, The Reuben, for Cartoonist of the Year; five Harvey Awards for Best Comic Strip; Germany’s Max and Moritz Award for Best International Comic Strip; and the Swedish Academy of Comic Art’s Adamson Statuette.

Client Needs
The website is exclusively dedicated to the readers of the comics strip. The site utilizes a rich user interface to deliver a variety of content types and layouts including; audio, video, and images. The site also includes deep level social media integration for online communities such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, and Tumbler. Integrating all the required components was a challenging task, which was achieved through the combined efforts of our team.

Solution

  • A custom coded Drupal 7 based solution was developed for the client to provide a robust content publishing platform. Drupal commerce was integrated into the site to provide ecommerce functionalities. A variety of social features for end users and the CMS admin were implemented. Special attention was paid to user experience concerns such as intuitive navigation.
  • Social content sharing for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ ,Tumbler , Pinterest was implemented, allowing the client and site users to reach a wider audience.
  • A .Net integration with a recurring payments option was made available to the customers.
  • The website was equipped with the following functionalities for enhanced performance:
  • Shipping Gateway Integration (FedEx , USPS)
  • Third party Tool (Shiplark) for shipping labels
  • Customer Support System Powered by Zendesk (includes chat and e-mail support)
  • The Ability to Push Content to Social Networks.
  • The Ability to Pull Content From YouTube
  • Content Importation Mechanism.
  • The Ability to Syndicate Article Comments Across Social Networks


Technology Platforms
Drupal 7, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, JQuery.

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