In my last post I described our collaborative user experience (UX) approach to the Avery Weigh-Tronix website. This was a complete end-to-end project, and was an amazing opportunity to play a key role in a complete revolution of Avery Weigh-Tronix's online presence. In this post I want to talk about the way that the research done as part of the UX design was able to inspire and direct the creative aspects of the project, and enabled us to justify and explain a relatively daring new approach.
Right now I’m listening to Billy Bragg’s A13 Trunk Road to the Sea, an inspired Anglicised tribute to the American classic (Get your kicks on) Route 66. I bring it up because it’s given me an idea of how to start writing this post. Rather bizarrely, I think it demonstrates something that we at Auros needed to get our collective heads around while planning and developing the new Avery Weigh-Tronix website. Now if that all sounds as tenuous as a new Vicar at a primary school trying to find parity between the Little Baby Jesus and Pokemon, bear with me…
With EPiServer 7 out in the wild, I thought it was about time to give our EPiSiteMap plugin a little update and enable it work with the latest version of EPiServer.
The updates were fairly simple, we needed only to re-compile against the new version 7 assemblies and make a few changes to reference types which have had their namespaces changed in the latest version.
There are now two versions of the site map module available:
Both are available on codeplex in an epimodule installer format.
We have also made both versions available as NuGet packages over at nuget.episerver.com.
If you wish to create your own filters for the sitemap process to use, you can now easily reference the assembly by a nuget package install to get access to the Auros.EPiSiteMap.Filters.SiteMapFilter class attribute.
As always, any feedback is much appreciated! if you have any questions, please get in touch.
EPiServer 7 CMS, the latest version of EPiServer's award winning content management system, has been released.
EPiServer 7 CMS has been out for a month and just last week we attended the annual EPiServer UK partner event where we were able to talk in depth about the new product with the EPiServer team and learn about the new features and benefits.