During the development Berger Schmidt supported the organisation with interface design and front-end programming. Next to the Country Reports and the Global Summaries, applications are provided to create custom reports and print versions of the documents. A special highlight are the bar charts which are formated with (X)HTML and CSS.
About the World Press Trends Database
World Press Trends is the primary and most authoritative source of data on the newspaper industry worldwide. (...) It covers more than 70 countries and territories where newspapers are published, and the annual report presents vital statistics and analyses of both the industry as a whole, as well as individual media markets.
In collaboration with Drupal service provider Berger Schmidt the WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers integrated both blogs in the existing multi-site-setup, and during that imported the existing users as well as approximately 25.000 articles from the MySQL-database of the previously used publishing-platform Movable Type.
About the Editors Weblog
The World Editors Forum is the organization within the World Association of Newspapers devoted to newspaper editors worldwide.
The Editors Weblog (...), launched in January 2004, is a WEF initiative designed to facilitate the diffusion of information relevant to newspapers and their editors.
About the SFN Blog
WAN-IFRA Research encompasses known brands such as Shaping the Future of the Newspaper (SFN) and World Press Trends (WPT).
The SFN Blog provides related information for a global audience of publishers and newspaper executives.
The Drupal consultants Berger Schmidt - Praktische Informatik located in Darmstadt and Karlsruhe are coaching the staff of the international organisation WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers in the use of the content management system Drupal.
The focus of the the training is the information architecture and the content management for the different Drupal sites of the the WAN-IFRA. Real-life examples for the administration, the editorial and SEO measures add to the course.
The website of the World Newspaper Week is online!
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers - WAN-IFRA developed the site for the mega event of the News Publishing Industry in 2011 in collaboration with service agency Berger Schmidt and, like on the corporate website too, makes use of the open source content management system Drupal.
The World Newspaper Week brings together on one location the 3 top events 63th World Newspaper Congress (WNC), 18th World Editors Forum and IFRA Expo 2011.
Soft launch: The website of WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers went online in January 2011!
The Drupal service provider Berger Schmidt - Praktische Informatik, with offices in Darmstadt and Karlsruhe, supports the international organization with Drupal consulting and web programming, and during planning and development works closely together with the departments of WAN-IFRA.
The merger of the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) and the Research and Service Organization for the Newspaper Industry IFRA in July 2009, created the global organization WAN-IFRA - World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.
As a professional association, the organization deals with all aspects of newspaper and news production (press freedom, quality journalism, business and technology etc.) and offers a wide range of initiatives, conferences, training and research.
The WAN-IFRA represents more than 18,000 publications, 15,000 online media and about 3,000 companies in over 120 countries.
Since 2008, Berger Schmidt has been working on the web projects of WAN-IFRA (initially IFRA). 2009 the site ifra.net was launched, based upon the content management system Drupal. Alongside articles, blogs and microsites this site also contains the Suppliers Guides, an index of suppliers.
Following the launch of the site IFRA Expo with integrated Expo Catalogue and based on the current system (LAMP, Drupal 6) in September 2010, the corporate website WAN-IFRA went online in January 2011. It includes events, micro sites and topics and connects to the Back Office Lotus Notes via Lotus-Notes-Agents and Drupal modules.
In Drupal we use 1. "nodes for content" and 2. "nodes for content management". The editors can for instance create ads, articles, events, press releases and relate them to microsites and topics.
While topics follow a strict structure for publishing on specific issues (think ressorts), microsites are very flexible for example when mapping events and trainings, publications, initiatives, or awards.
The rendering of "pages" is accomplished with the Drupal modules Context, Views and Panels. More features are built with an assortment of about 30 modules from the Drupal community (Ad, CCK, Contemplate, CTools WYSIWYG ... etc.), 10 custom modules (connection to Lotus Notes, Search, GUI, etc.) and various external libraries (ImageMagick , PHPExcel, Zend Gdata etc.).