Working with the Future Strategy Club, I built the cxomag.com site from the ground up.
I took the site from its original CMS, a fresh new design from Future Strategy Club and re-built it into WordPress, with a flexible modular system and various custom post types such as articles, videos, podcasts, issues, etc. Our aim was to create a site where the user could stick around consuming and easily discovering more content relevant to them. Whilst also enabling the content editors to build their own pages and efficiently add new content to the site each time a magazine issue is published.
One of my favourite things about this site, although not you can tell from the frontend, is the way pages can be easily created using a flexible system of ‘modules’ or blocks (for normal people). These can be added, removed, reordered and customised to create unique pages full of rich content – but always within the constraints of the brand and design.
Because of the dynamic set up, when adding modules to pages the content editors can easily just handpick the articles, videos or podcasts which they want to display and the modules pull everything in from there. This has meant the time to set up new pages, publish new issues of the magazine and topics has been made much more efficient, as well as the empowering the content editors.
Around the site you’ll notice a cool keyword search feature, subtopic tags which can be clicked to find similar content, embedded Soundcloud podcasts, moving images, author/contributor pages and more. I hope you like it!