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August Site of the Month Winner!

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And the winner of 'Site of the Month' August 2011 is... adot.com!

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adot.com

Submitted by Daniel Hensby

Adot.com is a brand with a deep and meaningful concept, having the sole aim to ignite world wide awareness of the singular true nature of mankind.

Our congratulations go to the winning member, Daniel Hensby!

The site will be featured in the SSbits Site of the Month Archive and as well as the author recieving a whopping 30 SSBits member points!

Comiserations to the other finalists, they were all great sites and remember you can always enter them again next month! You also get 10 SSBits points for getting to the final!

You can see the results of the vote as well as the other finalists on the voting page

To see winning sites from previous months, visit the Site of the Month Archive

  • willmorgan
    09/09/2011 10:19am (3 years ago)

    Can I have the points? I did all the work :-)

  • Aram Balakjian
    09/09/2011 10:47am (3 years ago)

    hehe, you'll have to submit the entry next time to stop Dan getting all the glory ;)

    Nice work though!

  • Terry Apodaca
    15/09/2011 8:04pm (3 years ago)

    it is a great site....the only problem I have is it's mostly fancy javascript and not much SilverStripe goodness going on...

    Again, I like the site, just there were other sites that showcased more SS than jQuery functionality.

  • Josh
    15/09/2011 10:38pm (3 years ago)

    I would say that this represents what SilverStripe can do beyond being a 'brochure site', which so many are.

    Also, it's much more than jQuery ;)

  • willmorgan
    18/09/2011 7:31pm (3 years ago)

    Very little jQuery is going on there, I actually think this being the first crazy AJAX driven site I've done it could be simplified to use CSS transitions for animation, and the logic behind navigation (easily the least elegant part) of the JS could also be simplified. But that's core JS, not jQuery.

    I think it shows that as long as you build the right frontend, SS lets you build a heavily AJAX driven site and fall back to "regular mode" if needed.

    We're also using the Bing Translation API in some areas, though the client has opted to turn it off for the time being. SS's language detection functions (iirc, borrowed from Zend) will set the site in to the correct language.

    On the surface it does look like a JS circle jerk but rest assured there's plenty of SS/PHP in the backend making it look pretty too :)

    Also worth plugging Paul Gledhill from http://energydesignstudio.com for the design.

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