For a richer content experience, Olympus engaged Mediacurrent to create a website on the Drupal 8 platform to house its consumer-oriented community learn center and product support pages. After identifying Olympus’ challenges and discussion goals, Mediacurrent provided training to the Olympus development staff, built a powerful and flexible Drupal 8 Distribution, and developed the new Olympus Learn & Support Center, creating a better user experience featuring a modern design and a pathway to consistent technologies. Taking a significant stride toward building for stability, Mediacurrent and Olympus partnered with Pantheon, a website operations and hosting platform tuned to enable Drupal sites to be highly performant.
Olympus’ new Learn & Support Center was built on Drupal 8. Drupal 8, a best in class content management system, gave Olympus the tools needed to create a picture-perfect learn and support hub. The new website empowers their customers to become better users of their cameras, increases engagement and builds trust in the Olympus brand. Mediacurrent ensured the new Learn & Support Center integrated with their ecommerce platform Magento. It was vital to the success of the project to maintain consistency between Magento and Drupal 8 for a seamless user experience.
The Olympus and Mediacurrent partnership also resulted in a new Drupal 8 Distribution. The new Distribution, named Orchard, will be utilized to migrate Olympus’ legacy sites onto a single platform. Orchard will free up time and allow for scalable change by giving the Olympus development team the ability to quickly add functionality, apply a universal design language, and expose the same code base to multiple sites. In short, the Drupal 8 Distribution will create a scalable and stable environment while reducing unexpected issues.
Mediacurrent also implemented Olympus’ design mock-ups into a functioning Drupal 8 theme. Additional development for the Learn & Support Center features was completed using contributed modules and custom code.