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SafariBooksOnline.com

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This website looks great on mobile devices!
Why does this website deserve to win?: 

The newly redesigned Safari Books Online site was a combined effort among, Safari Books Online, Lullabot, and XOXCO. With a library of over 21,000 books and videos, a well-designed, easy-to-use site is essential.

We built a platform that was database-driven with a theme that was responsive. The new design bubbles up new and popular content, drives traffic to important pages, and is browsable on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The new design also integrates search results into the design on the homepage, category page, and allows users to search and return results within the site itself, creating a more unified user experience.

The work focused on the core navigation elements and basic structural content for the site. Core elements of the site were built while initial work on the base theme was started, which provided a solid foundation for testing of the site's navigation, and development of the site theme during subsequent sprints. Following that was completion of the Safari Library API integration, the library browsing section, and search tools. Chat functionality and  web forms for gathering user information were added.

Of note: The site was built in four 2-week sprints with only one developer and one themer.

Website Launch Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
SafariBooksOnline.com
How It Was Done (optional): 
We used Pressflow, ApacheSolr, Memcache, and Custom integration with Safari Book Online Library API Custom Theme for Responsive Design.
Owner's name: 
Safari Books Online
Development Company: 
Lullabot
Lullabot is one of the world’s top open source web development, strategy, and training companies. We employ people who are not only the best Drupal developers and consultants, but respected leaders in the Drupal community who are able to communicate clearly and enlighten and empower our clients with the knowledge they need to maintain and sustain the sites we have built with them. We've lead some of the largest Drupal installations in existence and taught thousands of aspiring developers how to build websites using Drupal. http://www.lullabot.com/