DECA's previous platform had significant maintainability, usability, and performance issues caused by poorly optimized database structure, outdated server configuration, and inefficient code. After a comprehensive audit, we addressed each of these challenges with a ground-up rewrite, fine-tuned server provisioning, and continuous deployment automations for both production and staging servers.
Here are some high-level technical stats comparing the platform before and after the rebuild.
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Content Under Control
Deca Dental’s top priority was achieving meaningful control of the platform’s content and assets. We created a custom Wordpress theme and API, providing both global and fine control for content authors, and secure integrations with Deca's partners.
Consistent User Experience
UX Analysis & UI Design
We focussed on extending DECA/'s well-established visual brand throughout the the web UI. We introduced global spacing/sizing and component-based design to maintain visual consistency. We identified 2 primary user stories (gather information, act on information), and we leveraged these to organize the content and navigation.
Next-level Editor Experience
Advanced Wordpress Theme
DECA Dental’s new platform provides all the benefits of a modern CMS, with special capabilities provided by a thoughtfully-constructed theme, and a small number of carefully chosen pro-grade plugins. This provides editors with the ability to make batch edits across all entries in a given content type, or drill down to edit a single field of a single entry.