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Zaizi Alfresco Solutions: Building a multi-lingual multi-branded websites using Alfresco WCM

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How Zaizi built over a dozen branded sites in half a dozen languages for a leading retailer using Alfresco WCM & Spring Surf.

How Zaizi built over a dozen branded sites in half a dozen languages for a leading retailer using Alfresco WCM & Spring Surf.

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Zaizi Alfresco Solutions: Building a multi-lingual multi-branded websites using Alfresco WCM Zaizi Alfresco Solutions: Building a multi-lingual multi-branded websites using Alfresco WCM Presentation Transcript

  • Building a Multi-brand & Multi-lingual website using Alfresco WCM Aingaran Pillai Founder & Chief Executive Zaizi Ltd.Smart Content Solutions
  • • Zaizi is a consultancy and systems integrator specialising in assembling smart content solutions using Alfresco, Liferay & Lucene / Solr. • Our team have experience building and delivering a wide range of enterprise solutions including document and web content management systems, portals and corporate extranets on Alfresco. • Our innovative approach leverages rich internet applications, social networking platforms and cloud infrastructure to deliver scalable, on-demand solutions. • We are an Alfresco certified Gold Partner.Open Enterprise Solutions
  • What is a multi brand site? • Enables organisations to run several sites, brands or agents on one platform using common content assets and infrastructure. Retail Brands White Label Locale or Local Newspapers Organisation Specific Reseller Hosting Site specific to locale Mobile Phone Comparison Site specific to business unit or Dating Websites divisionSmart Content Solutions
  • What is multi lingual site? • Website that displays content in the language preferable to the visitor. • What needs to be translated? • Content • Store and manage multi-lingual content files and the relationships between different translations of the same content • Search • Support searching in users local language • Web Client Interface • Content authors can work in the UI language of choiceSmart Content Solutions
  • What is multi-branded & multi-lingual?Source: http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/pizzler/Languages_of_Europe.pngSmart Content Solutions
  • Project Objectives • Deliver 12+ sites that provide a seamless branding experience for users showcasing the companies product range. • Multi-lingual platform to deliver internationalised sites for rich user experiences. • Site content and meta-data language specific to each locale for Search Engine Optimisation. • Marketing promotion specific to each locale.Smart Content Solutions
  • Challenges Users and Roles • Asset reuse Alfresco WCM • Content • Forms Contributor • Images • CSS reuse • Design reuse • Deployment Developers DesignersSmart Content Solutions
  • Contributor’s Challenges • Reuse existing assets - don’t have to upload common images again. • Not create dummy content for all possible languages. • In-context preview for current site & locale. • Web client in local language. • Locale specific workflow.Smart Content Solutions
  • Web Designer’s Challenges • Maintain a single master copy of all CSS, Java Script, Images, etc. • Override designs on a per site basis. • Protect asset from being modified by users. • Test changes on ALL site content. • Deploy changes across all sites.Smart Content Solutions
  • Web Developer’s Challenges • Maintain a single code base. • Simple & easy deployment of new sites. • Test changes on ALL site content and assets. • Deploy changes across all sites.Smart Content Solutions
  • Our Solution • Alfresco WCM solution using Spring Surf & Apache Solr. • Full translations across content, navigation, literature and images. • Highly optimised platform for search engines. With custom meta data, breadcrumb trails, page titles, on page tags, search engine friendly URLs & URL structure. • Separation of content and assets to enable re-use.Smart Content Solutions
  • Solution Architecture • Alfresco WCM Content Authoring • Alfresco FSR content deployment • Spring Surf In-context Preview • Apache Solr Search & content lookup Surf Amped! Apache Solr Apache Solr Surf Amped! Alfresco WCM Alfresco FSR Alfresco FSRSmart Content Solutions
  • Structuring Web Projects • Web Project • Web Project • Static Content • Site2 Content • Images • English - /en/ • CSS • German - /de/ • Javascript • French - /fr/ • CSS • Site1 Content • English - /en/ • Site3 Content • Spanish - /es/ • French - /fr/ • Images • German - /de/ • JavascriptSmart Content Solutions
  • User Sandbox Authoring • Content modified ONLY in user sandbox. • In-context preview enables Contributors and Web Designers to preview changes.  
  •   Smart Content Solutions
  • Spring Surf • Lightweight and scriptable web framework !! Ligh • Extension of Alfresco Webscript Technology !! • Content-driven assembly of a web site !! Con !! • No server restart !! Sta • Standard Model Objects !! !! • Pages, Templates, Components, More... !! Alfresco Surf !! • Site Dispatcher !! Site • Extensible & configurable WCM !! !! Lev • Leverage Alfresco WCM !! WCM Services • Preview Server & Runs against Web Projects !! !! Saf • Safe construction of sites and content !! Repository !! • Isolated user sandboxes • Change anything!Smart Content Solutions
  • Surf Amped! • Extend the Models Objects. news-acme.com gossip-acme.com • Run against multiple Alfresco Web Projects. • Add support for remote resources. Surf Amped! • Resolve Web Projects based on URL. • Preview and deployment. Gossip- News-Acme.com Static Web Acme.com Web Web Project Project ProjectSmart Content Solutions
  • Apache Solr • Standalone Web Application on top of Lucene. • RESTful HTTP interface. • Configurable response format (e.g. XML, JSON) • HTML Administration GUI • Caches out of the box (filter, query result, document) • Replication Support • Extensibility by designSmart Content Solutions
  • Alfresco WCM & Apache Solr • All content changes are deployed into Solr and indexed. • Assets searchable by Site and language. • Site wide-search functionality. Alfresco WCM Alfresco FSR Alfresco FSR Apache Solr Apache SolrSmart Content Solutions
  • Solution Architecture • Alfresco WCM Content Authoring • Alfresco FSR content deployment • Spring Surf In-context Preview • Apache Solr Search & content lookup Surf Amped! Apache Solr Apache Solr Surf Amped! Alfresco WCM Alfresco FSR Alfresco FSRSmart Content Solutions
  • Questions? Aingaran Pillai Phone: +44 20 7193 2307 Mobile: +44 77 9868 4470 Email: apillai@zaizi.com Skype: apillaiz Twitter: apillaiz www.zaizi.comSmart Content Solutions