Q: Was the choice of technology affected?
Will: “When they came to us and they said ‘this launch has to coincide with this satellite launch, which is at the end of August’, we said that will be okay, provided we keep a lid on functionality, scope and that we know as much as we can know, then we were confident we could do it.
Open source can be particularly useful when the deadline is really tight. With .net it can take a whole week just to set up the infrastructure. It’s especially quick if you’re using PHP, because you can build the website in 2-3 weeks. “
"Open source can be particularly useful when the deadline is really tight."
Will: “We’re technology agnostic but we’ve been predominantly working on .net because of the needs of the clients. So we’re always keen to do projects with open source because we’ve got those skills in-house and are more than able to use other technologies to build websites.”
Perry: “We made great progress in the first week. Second week it was functioning, last week is a lot of tweaks and testing, some animations and transitions… The biggest hurdle is going to be the sheer amount of content they are going to have to add to the website. It’s like a rabbit hole, 3 levels plus whatever happens under that. We’ve dealt with this much content before, so we just need to make sure we’ve got all our ducks in a line.”