Agence Science-Presse redesign and upgrade
Agence Science-Presse, a French-language newswire service specializing in scientific news, turned to Koumbit to redesign and upgrade their old Drupal 4.7 site to a more modern layout built on top of Drupal 6. In addition to an increased role for user-contributed content like comments and blogs, the site now features a more user-friendly layout and powerful archive searching and browsing based on the faceted search abilities of our Apache Solr hosting service. A blog previously managed via the Nucleus CMS platform was imported into the new Drupal site to allow a seamless integration with other content. Users are able to flag their favourite articles and blog posts, and see which pages are most popular with other users, by sorting their search results or via the site's activity stream. The site is well integrated with Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks — and all of this is served to several thousand distinct visitors per day using Boost and a well-tuned Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP stack.
Read on for a more detailed technical description of this project.