One Part Scissors is revamping the websites for all the companies within the GOSCOR Group of Companies. The second in the project to go live is the Goscor Group site, goscor.co.za. The Goscor Group website makes use of the new Goscor theme, with the professional, dark blue colour scheme of the Goscor Group logo.
The website features a news center that will eventually stream its news dynamically to each site within the group, allowing GOSCOR to post news items once, instead of 10 times in a row.
The locations map allows visitors to see the national footprint of the GOSCOR group of companies, and the product listing page allows visitors to browse the massive and perse offering of products, and pinpoint which companies within the group offer the products in question.
The website is responsive, as with the rest of the new Goscor websites, so the website dynamically displays correctly on smartphones and tablet computers.
More about the Goscor website revamp project
The website refresh project spans 10 websites in total.
The websites were already all based on the Drupal Content Management System, but the websites themes were looking dated, and were not all uniform enough to tie them together as a single group of companies. Some of the websites were on the latest version of Drupal, version 7, while many were still on Drupal 6.
Many of the essential SEO modules were not installed, and the feature set across the websites differs vastly. Part of the project is making sure that all the websites offer Goscor the same functionality - all the sites should have the same types of galleries, product catalogues and google maps.
Our first job was to create a Drupal 7 version of the old websites themes, and upgrade all 10 sites to Drupal 7. Thereafter, we began work moving all the websites onto the new themes, and creating fresh new home pages for each site.
Once the homepage for a site was ready, we made the new theme live, and enabled the extra functionality, such as new product pages, new google maps pages, and so on. We also ensured all the SEO options were correctly configured.