Mortierbrigade makes no secret about its ambition : to become the most influential agency in the world. When they decided to launch a new version of their website, it was obvious that they had to hire extreme precision developers for the job.
- Client :
- Design & Concept :
- Realisation period :
- October - November 2011
PHP | Server-side scripting language
Invented in 1995 by Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP is probably the most famous web programming language. Fast, open-source and widely spread, it is a very handy tool that powers millions of websites.
Symfony | PHP web application framework
Symfony is a web application framework written in PHP. It allows us to quickly build powerful, performant and robust websites / web applications without reinventing the wheel.
Varnish | HTTP accelerator
Varnish is a HTTP accelerator. Free and open-source, this technology can drastically improve your website performance. We use it for nearly every web project that we work on.
From influence ...
We had already worked with Mortierbrigade for the Wilkinson-Sword project and it went really well, so when they asked us if we wanted to work on their own website, we were more than enthusiastic.
So they provided us with the design of the new version, and we started coding it. If the backend development was somewhat simple, we knew things would be more of a challenge on the client side.
First of all, the soon-to-be launched website was meant to work without flash while keeping a high level of animation and interactivity.
Then, it needed something special, a feature that would makes it stand out from the everyday agency website.
Finally, Mortierbrigade wanted to make sure that they would have full control over their content, and that anyone on their side would be able to manage it.
... to precision
As always with advertisement agencies, the job had to be done fast. We knew that, in this case, a standard CMS just wouldn't cut it, therefore we decided to use the Symfony2 web framework.
We put our frontend skills to good use in order to implement a full screen responsive & adaptive design, ensuring that the website would behave nicely on smartphones, tablets and displays of various sizes.
We also had a lot of fun implementing the special feature : for each project, visitors have the chance to leave a video comment using their own webcam.
Needless to say, Snowcap and Mortierbrigade are very happy with the result, and we invite you to check it out and leave a lot of video feedback.