Top 10 Kentico Websites for April 2014

Just one month after the release of the new version, we would like to introduce the first website created on Kentico 8 – have a look at Webcoda’s company site! And don’t forget to soak up the best April websites, a great variety of projects Kentico is the best fit for - ranging from successful e-commerce projects to appealing corporate websites built on Kentico EMS.
Webcoda chose to build their new corporate site on Kentico 8 because the old site was long overdue for a revamp and they needed it to be future-proof.
Development was as simple as with previous versions, but the overhauled administration area made it even simpler to update content. With the new Dashboard and the application filter, it is now much easier to jump between different parts of the administration quickly. The new social features are a huge improvement allowing us to post directly from Kentico to Facebook and Twitter. The next phase of the project will utilize the lead nurturing and the improved A/B testing features of EMS.

Implemented by:
Webcoda, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
Actavis (NYSE: ACT) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company with more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world.
The website is the rebuild of the global corporate site and is the first step in a larger project to update their web offering. The site makes use of many out-of-the-box features, including widgets to give the client greater flexibility in managing their templates. The site is fully responsive, and additional work has been undertaken to make sure that it looks good in IE7 and IE8. There are integrations with the Thomson Reuters investor feeds, the Kenexa job board and Actavis’ own US product database.
Implemented by:
MMT Digital, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner
The Dulux website features product details, color inspiration and tips for do it yourself painters. Built on Kentico 7 EMS and deployed to Azure, the site is built on Foundation 4 and is fully responsive. The site targets both home DIY as well as Pro users and is offered in both English and French languages. An iContact newsletter sign up is integrated into the community page and a color picker and store locator that were built by Dulux’s parent company, PPG, have also been integrated.
PPG - Dulux
Implemented by:
ecentricarts, Canada
Kentico Gold Partner
Clipsal is the brand of Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management with staff and factories around the world and research and development centers in 25 countries.
The new introduces a completely new digital experience for electricians and consumers across Australia. The responsive site provides an optimal experience for all devices with some innovative solutions to common responsive challenges of navigation, data tables and location mapping. The new website brings huge business value to Clipsal by introducing extensive integration with back office systems, including ERP-integrated BPay and check payment processing, 3rd party product search integration, custom product database integration and a number of external web service integrations to drive dynamic content for logged-in users. The My Clipsal section gives electricians and wholesalers a personalized dashboard and targeted content such as events, news and reward programs. 

Implemented by:
Get Started, Australia
Kentico Gold Partner
Mapex Drums is a drum brand manufactured by KHS Musical Instruments Company of Taiwan. The intent of the new Mapex brand website is to impart compelling information to influence or aid in the purchasing decisions of the Mapex consumer. Bit-Wizards used Kentico’s API to creates a customer interface that would allow customers to manage their bios easily and securely. Live integration was used for Twitter and Facebook. The site was built utilizing the Kentico Enterprise Marketing Solution and Responsive Web Design to allow for an optimal mobile experience across any device. Since implementing the new website with the Kentico Enterprise Marketing Solution, Mapex has seen a 17% decrease in the bounce rate from their site. They have also seen a 41% increase in the number of page views and also a 22% increase in the number of overall site visits.
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Mapex Drums
Implemented by:
Bit-Wizards, USA
Kentico Gold Partner
Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) currently fundraises for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC). PMCC is rated as one of the top 5 cancer centers in the world. As such, PMCF’s purpose with the website development and redesign was to better communicate with their donors,allow supporters to manage their relationship with PMCF electronically and increase transparency and net fundraising revenues using as many online tools as possible. Kentico and Inorbital’s customization helped achieve these goals. Using modules like Message Board, Blogs and Forms, it provides additional means for them to engage with their audience. Features such as Staging, Roles, Permissions, Workflow, and W3C/WCAG Validator help ensure the content editing process is rigorous and meets their internal standards. And the ability to create Document Types and use basic built-in functions like Smart Search and Repeaters provide content editors flexibility to manage and customize their content based on their evolving needs.

Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation
Implemented by:
Inorbital, Canada
Kentico Gold Partner
A complex ecommerce solution for Mountfield, a major garden machinery & equipment dealer in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, processing over 500 orders a day. The website has been built on Kentico 7 EMS integrated with third-party systems including MS Dynamics NAV. Its fully responsive design makes the ecommerce website accessible and usable both on desktop and mobile devices. Kentico 7 EMS has been chosen for the project for its modularity and scalability, the user-friendly content management and an easy integration to complementary systems.
Implemented by:
Sprinx Systems, Czech Republic
Kentico Gold Partner
Wandsworth Council’s ‘Traded Services for Schools Online’ website provides the ability for schools and academies in the London Borough of Wandsworth to purchase a wide range of services. The key features of the solution include:
• Custom Pricing Engine – Calculates the price of a product depending on a school’s specification (i.e. per number of pupils, number of staff and by area)
• CIVICA ICON Payment Gateway – A popular payment gateway with local authorities in the UK
• Custom reporting – Utilizes Kentico’s custom reporting for solution-specific metrics
• Membership Products – Allows the Council to sell subscriptions to specialist content
Discover IT’s solution has delivered operational benefits for the council, schools and services as it allows them to manage their content and prices more efficiently with full system reliability. High volumes of purchases have been made within days since it was launched. The council have saved money on printing costs as they have discontinued the Traded Services brochure.
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Wandsworth Traded Services Online
Implemented by:
Discover IT, United Kingdom
Kentico Gold Partner

First National Real Estate is one of Australia's largest real estate networks with over 400 member offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea.
MultiArray was engaged to provide the overall digital strategy, website’s redevelopment and custom software integration to help reposition First National Real Estate as the preferred consumer choice in the competitive Australasian Real Estate market. The new fully responsive website was designed and developed to integrate within a ‘consumer focused’ digital framework including custom eCRM, automated marketing platform, over 400 individual member websites, leading social media networks and major property portal integration. Following the official launch of the new site, First National Real Estate has not only received overwhelmingly positive feedback from both consumers and members, but has recorded significant increases across all key performance metrics.

First National
Implemented by:
MultiArray, Australia
Kentico Partner
Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts is based out of Texas and have five different locations.
One of the many things Ascedia was tasked with was coming up with the best way to easily display all locations and get people into the park of their choice quickly, as well as find important information easily and quickly. The new site is fully responsive and the majority of the content can be managed by the client through Kentico. The content slider seen on the home page (and other pages) is a mix of jQuery and Kentico document types. It can combine both images and videos. It uses a plugin called jquery.superslides for the slider and picturefill to resize the images. Custom document types are leveraged in several places and custom code is used to interact with them through the Kentico API. The team did an amazing job completing the project within a short period of time.

Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resorts
Implemented by:
Ascedia, USA
Kentico Gold 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.