The Weather Company
Weather.com Moves to Drupal
The Weather Company, an IBM Business, teamed up with Mediacurrent to migrate from their previous content management system to Drupal.
Not only were we able to help TWC adopt an open source solution, the new website, structured via a “decoupled” solution, has drastically improved page load times and reduced infrastructure requirements.
Performance and Scalability
Content Creation Workflow
The previous editorial workflow forced TWC content editors to go through a 20+ click process to publish content. To increase the editorial velocity and simplify the user experience for editors, the Mediacurrent development team had to not only utilize Drupal’s content creation strategies, but also create a number of novel editorial enhancements.
Flexible Page Layouts
Weather.com serves millions of pages to more than 100 million people each month. The Weather Channel’s move to Drupal shows how complex, content-rich sites benefit from an open, agile platform to deliver an amazing experience for every site visitor.Dries Buytaert Acquia CTO and Drupal project creator
Knowing that new requirements would emerge throughout the development process, Mediacurrent chose to manage the project in an agile way. We committed to delivering functional elements of the website in each 2 week sprint. We kept both teams in sync every morning in our daily scrum: reporting on the prior day's work, clearing roadblocks, and setting expectations for what would be completed that day. Keeping in close communication and using short feedback cycles allowed us to easily reprioritize our work as requirements evolved.
Front End Development
A Targeted Solution
Moving Weather.com to Drupal was a very complex process, which is why The Weather Company, an IBM Business, turned to Mediacurrent.
By taking the time to understand the requirements and the impact of each decision, Mediacurrent planned a resilient architecture that allows TWC to quickly respond to changing business needs without major disruptions. Our team was able to predict and provide solutions for numerous potential implementation traps that a generalist digital agency might not have been able to recognize.