CASE STUDIES

Culture Youth

Mission

KulturUngdom is a non-profit organization that backs, makes visible and develops initiatives around own creation, projects and events by and for young people between 13-30 years in Västra Götaland. They also distribute cultural support from the Västra Götaland region called K-money. We were commissioned to modernize their web-based application system and also create a new modern layout for their web site that collects news, projects and events in the region. Previously, the application system had been separate from the website, but we decided early in the process that it would be built into the same platform (Joomla) as the website so everything could be managed from Joomla's admin.

Our services

  • Ideal association site
  • Poppig Design
  • application System
  • Optimized server

So we built the site

We started by building the new application system with an advanced form divided into several different sections. In Joomla's admin, their administrators can then view and manage the applications and grant or decline the support. Furthermore, a reporting section was also needed, which will be sent out after the project has been completed. The organizer will then receive a link to a new form, which will then be saved on their application. After administrators have looked at this, they can publish the public parts of the report and the project on the website at the touch of a button. More features are a statistics compilation to keep track of distributed money and that logged-in organizers can see the compilation of their own projects on the front end.

We developed the website in the same joomla installation and gave it a completely new layout and design using their graphic profile. The site would be simple, modern and collect articles from different authors in different categories and with different tags. We also expanded Joomla's blog views so that both tags and authors could have the same functionality as categories.

technologies

CentOS Linux

Optimized Ubuntu based web server

CentOS is a Linux distribution that provides a free, community-supported computing platform functionally compatible with its upstream source, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Basically, the CentOS / Nginx web server

To run this project, we basically installed a web server on CentOS - which is our favorite OS! Instead of Apache we run here Nginx which is slightly better when there is a lot of traffic and visitors. PHP 7.3 and the latest MariaDB database provide a stable and reliable foundation.

Of course, the server has a backup to our backup servers so no information can be lost.

Results

The website was launched in August 2019 and K-money was put into service after the summer break in September of the same year. The site focuses on a mobile-friendly layout so that the target group could read news and also apply directly from their phone.

KulturUngdom.se new website

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