I developed this site from scratch for my old employer to showcase a software for architects and designers, used for the 3D planning of house interior. It was meant to replace a very old, outdated and not-good-to-look-at website published many years ago.
This was my first ever project using Node.js. I had almost no prior experience with this framework and had to learn a lot about its architecture, best practices and so on.
The frontend is responsive (with a design based on the company’s CI) and offers various resources to visitors, such as tutorials, downloads, and a contact form. On the backend, I used Express with middleware. The website is available in two languages through i18n and highly performant because of Node’s asynchronous nature. The view templates are assembled with the Nunjucks templating engine and distinguish between internal and external IP addresses, displaying appropriate content depending on whether a visitor is an employee of the company or not.
Instead of using a database, I decided the store the texts in separate JSON files, which are loaded dynamically in the templating engine based on what language is selected.
The website features many video tutorials I produced and other content that helps people to understand and learn the presented software product, called VCS. In case of problems, visitors can send a ticket directly to the companies’ ticket system using the embedded form.
- Published in: 2016
- Technologies: Node.js, Express.js, Nunjucks, i18n