The humanitarian organisation Refugees Welcome shared with me their ideas about a new online news site that would bring factual news about refugee’s conditions in Denmark and expressed a desire for the site to air before the General election due in September 2015, hoping that factual news and information about refugees in Denmark could impact the public opinion regarding refugees in Denmark and thereby affect the election result.
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They also expressed the need for a user friendly and scalable web CMS having had bad experience with other platforms. Having worked with Umbraco CMS 7, known for a user-friendly editor web interface, Umbraco was mentioned and after a live demo of Umbraco CMS’ capabilities a decision was made to go with Umbraco CMS as platform.
One of the best features of the site is the performance and page load times. The listing of news items on the frontpage is based on one of the fastest search engines in the world – Lucene content search that comes integrated with Umbraco out of the box – which means that the frontpage loads super-fast. It is in fact one of the fastest online news-sites in Denmark, if not the fastest.
Unfortunately, the site did not have the desired effect on the public as the right-wing parties had a good election result. Nevertheless, the project goals were reached and unbiased news and info about refugee conditions in Denmark can be found online.
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