Recognising that inaccessible content was compromising the website experience.
Our solution was to implement a powerful search platform and nifty content management tools to transform the way MAS delivers information.
Search Integration with Solr
We opened the doors to a brand new search experience by integrating Solr into the website. The website search can now direct users to the right information in a matter of seconds with features such as:
- Search Facets: Users can drill down search results by date, section, and even content type to find exactly what they need.
- Autosuggestions: The website suggests relevant search terms before the user even finishes typing the keywords they had in mind.
- Autocorrection: The website can identify and search for the user’s intended keyword even if it was spelled wrongly.
We developed various content management tools to empower MAS to transform data into easy-to-read information. These tools include a chart builder, which transforms rows and rows of numbers into data visualisations that tell a story.
To create a chart, all that needs to be done is to upload a csv file or enter an API’s URL. MAS Users can then use the builder to easily customise various elements of the chart.
We also created shortcode widgets to enable MAS to present textual information in new and interesting ways. MAS Users can simply drag and drop widgets into Sitecore’s content editor to create lists, accordions, and pull quotes. This makes it possible for someone with no HTML knowledge to deliver content in better ways than unwieldy paragraphs.