Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December

Client Login Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December Sotic are delighted to have been invited to present at the next Big WP meetup in London on Thursday 7th Dec at Twitter HQ. The BigWP meetup is open to developers, product managers and editorial teams who work on high-traffic or high-profile WordPress sites and we have been invited to share our experiences of using WordPress to power the British & Irish Lions’ digital platform for their tour to New Zealand earlier this year. Amongst other areas, our lead front end developer Dan Drave will be discussing how we delivered a fast, sustainable WP site and how we married our software with WordPress to create a Sports CMS. More from the Latest New website launched for Aberdeen Football Club Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December New ‘Feature Story’ template released for Guinness PRO14 Rebranding a website – Six Nations Rugby Sotic supporting Wales Rally GB, 26-29 Oct 2017 Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies content content marketing cycling data digital platform engagement events facebook football golf Google Guinness PRO14 IRFU Irish Rugby Ladies European Tour landing page Leicester Tigers LIVE microsite mobile first motorsport Olympics platform Premiership Rugby RBS 6 Nations Championship rugby season tickets seo social media software statistics support Tour of Britain Twitter Ulster Rugby Wales Rally GB website WordPress Your Club Your Lions YouTube Sotic is a specialist provider of award winning web services and software applications to the sports industry.     © 2015 Sotic Limited. All rights reserved | Privacy &...

New ‘Feature Story’ template released for Guinness PRO14

Client Login New Feature Story template released for Guinness PRO14 We’ve developed a brand new feature article template for our client Guinness PRO14 which is now live on the site. The client wanted the ability to run long-form content, such as opinion pieces, interviews or in-depth features from time to time but wanted these to look different to their general news content. Our design and front-end dev teams set to work, researching key elements and then creating a creating a clean simple layout that really pops on mobile and desktop. The template features include: Various text display options such as blocks of standard text and blocks of featured text (for headings/quotes) with the option to set a background image or colour hero images for maximum visibility the use of parallax images for a seamless page transition ability to curate content within sections for easier reading the option to add multiple images as well as in-page ads a progress bar so that readers can monitor how much of the article they have read Using the PRO14 colour palette, the feature articles are instantly identifiable on the site with a gold highlight and by adding the feature article category to the homepage and news aggregators it means that users can filter their news accordingly. https://www.pro14rugby.org/articles/ferreira-kings-relishing-global-game/ More from the Latest New website launched for Aberdeen Football Club Sotic presenting at BigWP meetup – London 7th December New ‘Feature Story’ template released for Guinness PRO14 Rebranding a website – Six Nations Rugby Sotic supporting Wales Rally GB, 26-29 Oct 2017 Blog TagsAberdeen FC accreditation British & Irish Lions camps and courses case studies...

Digital developments for Leinster & Munster Rugby

Client Login Digital developments for Leinster & Munster Rugby As Leinster and Munster Rugby get ready for their Guinness PRO12 semi-finals this weekend, let us take a closer look at their recent web site revamps that offer much more than just a new look. Both clubs re-launched their websites earlier this season, Leinster prior to Christmas and Munster in the Spring. Both have new, bespoke designs as well as a brand new CMS in WordPress. Often when people think of WordPress they think of the software that is used by millions for online hobby blogging, however WordPress now powers over 25% of the web and as it has grown, so too have it’s features and content management system capabilities. As leaders in the digital sports industry and with particular expertise in the area of statistical integration and display, Sotic have taken the standard WordPress offering and have developed it to meet the demands of our clients. The Leinster Rugby and Munster Rugby websites have fully integrated Opta Sports statistics which are dynamically updated during matches giving a real-time view of team and player performance as the games happen, and because the information fans want from a sports website is different just before or during a game, compared to a Monday morning, we’ve also developed the ability to ‘flip’ the homepage to an alternate view offering key, timely details when matches are live. Sports websites can experience huge peaks in traffic around major matches, events or announcements and our websites are hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the same hosting provider as used by the likes of AirBnB, so our...