META SUCCESS

 

As soon as it was launched, the meta portal of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, designed by +Pluswerk, ended up on the shortlist of the TYPO3 Award in 2015. The foundation's digital platform has been completely redesigned to be responsive and barrier-free, and the content has been consistently restructured. Thanks to extensive faceting, all content, whether pages, content elements or structured content such as news or appointments, was tagged. 

 

 

www.fes.de

 

 

Highlights

 

  • Connection to Oracle databases
  • Migration of over 10 topic portals into one instance
  • Calendar with Event management  
  • Provision of instances for foreign offices

 

About the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung e.V.

 

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is the oldest political foundation in Germany and one of the largest in Europe. It is named after Friedrich Ebert, the first democratically elected President. As a party affiliated foundation, it acts on a non-profit basis intending to promote pluralistic social dialogue on the political challenges of the present.

 

The approximately 560 employees work for this goal in the headquarters in Bonn and Berlin, nationwide in 13 state and regional offices and more than 100 foreign representations.

 

> 150

Editors

2 Mil.

Publications

4

Languages

 

Concept & design

Modern design versus complex content? No contradiction. The new meta portal of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung fulfils, thanks to the extensive faceting of all content elements, the requirement for optimal topic preparation. The challenge of implementing the design concept responsively could be optimally solved using Scrum, the individual design elements were implemented step by step and thus made directly testable. Barrier poverty was also always kept in mind to enable navigation and the recording of content for all visitors.

 

 

Solution and technical implementation

 

  • Low-barrier navigation and content
  • Flexible and robust framework into which all FES content can be migrated in the future
  • High flexibility for editors and individual page design through multi-column grid elements
  • Additional navigation enables the integration of further sub-areas
  • Delivery of configured foreign instances
  • Media management
  • Themed calendar and congress planner
  • Connection of the digital library with 2 million titles from Oracle
  • Connection of the appointment data including faceting from Oracle
  • Topic configurator with which existing content elements can be configured for new landing pages using keywords

 

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