Saint-Gobain Research North America (NRDC) is a multidisciplinary industrial research center within the larger Saint-Gobain brand. NRDC develops new ceramic and polymer products, processes and solutions for a wide range of industries. Over the last decade, they have grown to over 400 employees in the greater Boston area, and partnered with Wakefly to create a brand new site to bring NRDC’s presence to the web.
The site was built in Drupal as it was joining the other Saint-Gobain network of sites and needed to be on the same platform. Wakefly leveraged the existing code of a sister Saint-Gobain site in order to keep the build of this simple, content driven site within a relatively low budget. Design changes and functionality enhancements distinguished this new site from its predecessor and made it applicable to the Saint Gobain Research team.
- Custom tagging of news items to keep new and fresh content visible on relevant pages
- Development of a flexible sidebar that allows content editors to customize additional resources per page
- Image-forward design to complement a more technical site.