Under the leadership of Somedia Publishing project manager Tom Schneider, the development of the new version of the biggest newsportal of Grison has already begun at the end of 2016. MD Systems was involved right at the start with Sascha Grossenbacher as a technical lead.
Like the previous version, suedostschweiz.ch is based on NP8. Since the release of the last version (in 2015) NP8 has experienced numerous improvements and extensions. Thus it contained much more functionality this time.
For the first time, MD Systems dealt intensively with Drupal Commerce 2.x for the implementation of the subscription shop of suedostschweiz.ch, for example. In addition to the integration of Paragraphs, SDA videos, Elvis DAM, and improved regionalization, there were numerous other minor and major issues and tasks which MD Systems resolved. Since we gained unique expert know-how with Drupal 8 news portals in the past years, we could ideally support Somedia in various implementation tasks.
The design was created and implemented by Somedia. The old, separate mobile site could thus be completely replaced. Furthermore the development of the new app was thereby simplified. All these factors lead to improvements in the performance of the website and make all the features of the website accessible on mobile.
«Somedia», the leading media house in southeast Switzerland, publishes several daily and weekly newspapers and magazines.