Websites for DeBeers
LShift has been building and managing websites for DeBeers for a few years. LShift and our design partners, were commissioned to create a number of websites targeting various audiences. We have worked on a range of projects, from rescuing a partly completed web project, to establishing a new platform for the delivery of multiple sites within a consistent platform.
For example, on one project LShift took pre-existing source code and reworked it to get a site launched quickly. A poorly executed previous build had resulted in a site that was difficult to use and full of security holes, but as there wasn't time for a re-build we conducted a security and stability review and gave maximum priority to the critical issues for launch. A complete revamp of the site was then produced in a follow-up release.
As part of various long-term projects LShift built a web infrastructure for DeBeers based around EPiServer content management system, a mid-tier .NET-based CMS with good support for internationalisation. Many sites have since been delivered on this platform.
One example of a consumer-focused site built on EPiServer is the Forevermark website which promotes the marking of authentic diamonds and provides functions for consumers to validate their Forevermarked stones through a secure Web Service