Research Design Connections, an online design newsletter for paying subscribers, needed a new responsive website. Their old website, developed in 2007, required an overhaul to freshen its look, improve its efficiency, and meet the growing need for people accessing its content from mobile devices. Research Design Connections publishes research-backed articles on how design affects human emotions and behavior to an audience that includes interior designers, architects, and landscape architects.
The website upgrade included migrating over 2,300 legacy articles and blog posts; providing subscription service and discounts to groups, individuals, and academic components; and managing the content creation and publishing process. Kosada determined that the Drupal content management system was an excellent fit because of its rich combination of functional modules, including modules to manage digital sales and content creation workflow.
Designing a responsive website means that designers can now more easily access Research Design Connections’ content in the field through their mobile devices. “Drupal developers have worked hard to create many customizable responsive themes, so it was easy to find one that would work for this type of newsletter website,” said Jean Marie Cackowski-Campbell, one of the project developers.
“Kosada was great to work with. The Kosada team was very interested in how the website would look and how it would function. As part of their approach, they investigated and implemented several improvements that will cut down on the time required to manage the website," said Sally Augustin, Research Design Connections' senior editor and publisher.
Steve Mokris, Kosada’s owner remarked, “I'm glad we were able to make use of Drupal's flexibility to meet Sally's unique needs for this newsletter service.”