Top 10 Kentico Websites for February 2013

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February is the shortest month of the year, but this is certainly not reflected in the quality of sites built on Kentico CMS. Let's look at the gallery of the best of what our clients and partners submitted during the past month.
Bendix/King develops flight-planning and in-flight navigation support apps for general aviation pilots. With Kentico EMS as their new platform, Bendix/King were able to dramatically increase the speed and overall performance of their site as well as add new features such as live chat support to deliver a better customer experience overall. BizStream wrote a custom import process to automatically migrate all of the old site's content and product assets into the new Kentico site. They also leveraged Kentico EMS's performance settings and caching mechanisms to achieve a load time of under 3 seconds.

BendixKing.com
Implemented by:
BizStream, USA
Kentico Gold Partner
With in excess of 7 million customers and attending over 3 million breakdowns in the UK alone last year, the RAC is one of Europe’s largest motoring organisations. The web site receives thousands of visitors a day providing services from route planning to sales of car insurance and breakdown services.  It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so traffic is always busy! Working within a fixed time frame of six months, Adactus developed an array of content and ecommerce services centred on the Kentico Enterprise CMS system. Route Planner, one of the main sources of visits to the website, was completely overhauled, incorporating the latest automated traffic feeds, enabling customers to better plan their routes.

RAC
Implemented by:
Adactus, United Kingdom
Kentico Partner
The National Restaurant Association is the largest foodservice trade association in the world, supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. The redevelopment of Restaurant.org was intended to leverage the ease of use and customization available within Kentico to allow the NRA’s staff to be more involved in the day-to-day management of the site. Since the launch of the new site in Kentico, the NRA’s staff has been able to be much more active in providing fresh, daily content to the industry that they support in the form of blogs, news, issues & advocacy support, and restaurant management instruction. The Development of the restaurant.org website took approximately 3 months from the approval of the design, and it is currently maintained by a team of 10-15 content editors and administrators.

The National Restaurant Association
Implemented by:
DATA, Inc., USA
Kentico Gold Partner
Brantano is part of the Macintosh Retail Group and sells a broad selection of shoes, casual wear, handbags, suitcases and accessories. Brantano.be is part of a number of e-commerce sites built on best-of-breed building blocks: Kentico, Microsoft Commerce Server, FredHopper, and as a back-end, Microsoft BizTalk (for catalog and content integration), as well as a number of links with third-party providers for e-mail and location services. The site serves more than 350,000 unique visitors per month. A unique feature of the site is that it is the basis for a number of sites, all with the same back-end, but different front-ends.

Brantano
Implemented by:
Aviva Solutions, Netherlands
Kentico Certified Partner
Schutt Industries is America’s leading manufacturer of industrial and military grade cargo-handling equipment. In order to appeal to the growing sophistication of their customers and remain a leader in the trailer industry, Schutt needed to rebrand itself through their Web presence. The site contains custom photography and was built using features of Kentico, including product catalog, image gallery, video, rotational images, forms, and custom tailored product menus. Schutt Industries’ initial reaction to the website included comments such as “Wow, that’s us!” The website now provides the foundation for further development of Schutt’s marketing materials and go-to-market endeavors.
 
Schutt Industries
Implemented by:
Avastone Technologies LLC, USA
Kentico Gold Partner

The Capital One Race for Kids Website, in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC), was an architectural and design challenge. The architecture needed to support a national bilingual marketing vehicle for this scavenger hunt–themed event while integrating with raisin fundraising microsites for individual clubs at the city level. The design challenge was to create a sense of excitement amongst participants through revisiting childhood experiences of the target audience (25-35 year olds) as a means to raise awareness about BGCC, the work they do, and the impact they are having on the lives of less-advantaged children. The design achieves this by adopting a tactile, paper-like quality that captures a sense of childhood memories.

Capital One Race for Kids (site redesign)
Implemented by:
A.K.A. New Media, Canada
Kentico Gold Partner
“Golf In Poland” specializes in organizing trips to Polish golf courses for business customers, who are from other countries (mainly Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Norway). A lot of emphasis was put on performance because the website contains a lot of high-quality images. The web site has a custom advanced procurement of golf packages which is connected with PayPal and Microsoft SharePoint. The site is multilingual, offering English, German and Swedish.

Play Golf in Poland
Implemented by:
Supremo Sp. z o.o, Poland
Kentico Gold Partner

 
The aim in redeveloping the Leeds College of Music website was to promote the new brand for the college, and reflect the quality and prestige of work they cover. In addition, the client needed the site to cover a broad range of audience needs through a variety of different educational pathways. The site is kept clean and minimal so that strong, active imagery and touches of fresh colour can punch out. The Leeds College of Music website makes use of Responsive Web Design and has been built to ensure cross-device compatibility for all tablet and smart phone devices. Features include an event booking system, people finder and a 360 degree virtual tour of the campus.

Leeds College of Music
Implemented by:
Precedent, United Kingdom
Kentico Certified Partner

The Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal is an Australian Federal Government agency. Being a federal governemnent website, the site had to confirm to strict accessibility guidelines and the agency engaged Alyka for the redevelopment. Some of the features include a document convertor, which converts Microsoft Word documents to PDF and HTML on the fly, and high contrast style sheets.

Migration Review Tribunal-Refugee Review Tribunal
Implemented by:
Alyka Pty Ltd, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
Key to this project’s success was designing a system that accurately recorded each member’s progress through the programme. By utilising Kentico's custom reporting features, Dreamscape Solutions were able to provide WI2B with a range of 'Click & Print' features. This instantly informed them of each individual member’s progression; number of events, seminars and training sessions each member had attended. Also critical to the project’s success was creating an interactive environment which enabled members to explore, grow and develop. The simple, clean and clear design is all geared towards making the process as straightforward and enjoyable as possible for members. The website currently has over 900 members, over 40% of whom have rejoined employment or started their own enterprise since joining the programme.

Women into Business Programme
Implemented by:
Dreamscape Solutions Ltd, United Kingdom
Kentico Certified Partner

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Lenka Navratilova

I am currently on maternity leave with my little daughter, but I still have time to keep you informed about the best projects created by our clients and partners on Kentico. I previously worked as a Partner Manager taking care of our partners' needs.

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