Alig Technology Group worked with Saussy Burbank, the premiere homebuilder in the Carolinas, to recreate their web presence. Among the homebuilder’s primary goals were to present a refreshed classic design and an easier to use navigational structure. Our team of designers applied clean and rich design elements, while working in the trademark “Saussy Burbank Blue” to the design. The user experience was enhanced with a persistent and consistent Primary-Secondary navigation scheme, created in fully cross-browser compatible Cascading Style Sheets. However, the enrichment of the website was not limited to just front-end and design modifications, other key enhancements include:
| .NET 2.0: Upgraded from a classic ASP development environment to the .NET 2.0 framework.
Fully redesigned and restructured database: Improving database integrity and cleaning unused and redundant data.
Updated administration: Streamlining menus & forms and minimizing steps for content updates.
Custom Image Upload Tool: Integrated application that allows website administrators to easily browse for an image on their desktop and the application takes care of the rest! Image creation, thumbnail creation, sizing, optimization, file naming, and FTP upload is performed automatically by the application.
Fully valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Markup: Clean, scalable and reusable code that is rendered consistently across all major browsers and platforms.
Table-less CSS design: Taking full advantage of all benefits a CSS layout offers. Fast design updates, small file size, search engine friendliness, accessibility, and project-wide consistency.
XML based Weather applet: Custom designed weather applet featuring Live temperature and weather conditions, seamlessly integrated into the design of the website.
In addition to the technical innovations; larger imagery, unique & engaging community pages, and special areas for promotions were also introduced to the website.
The redesigned www.saussyburbank.com website launched January 31st, 2007 and was met with rave reviews. The endeavor was a successful one for both Saussy Burbank and Alig Technology Group. Our team continues to maintain the website and introduce innovational ideas and technologies to enhance the site and the user experience.