About this project
The Tekcomms Community Portal is a knowlege base for telecomms engineers.
Work on this project started in September 2013 and it took approximately 120 days to complete. The project can be seen live here.
Tekcomms is a software and hardware solutions provider for the telecom industry.
We had to extend the Tekcomms website to provide a password protected community portal and knowlege base for telecomms engineers.
Upon signing in, an engineer would be presented with a customised list of technical documents for the hardware they were working with.
We also needed to integrate the community portal with third party lead generation tools the organisation was using for their clients.
Our tasks for the project were outlined as follows:
- Build server side hooks that would take new user registration data and push it to the various sales tools being used.
- Use various Drupal modules to filter documents to the correct users with the correct permissions set for their roles.
- Create an automated document import tool that would index and retrieve documents at a timed interval, updating their metadata.
The templates were built using HTML5, with Compass being used as the SASS preprocessor and jQuery used for UI behaviours.
I have written a blog post detailing my experiences working with Drupal.