Christchurch City Council's previous website was six years old and past its use-by date. The technology used to run it was out of licence and out of date. This provided a good opportunity to create a new and better website and improve the information available online. Christchurch City Council used SilverStripe open source software to build their new responsive site. SilverStripe provided a feature-rich content management system out of the box along with the ability to use free modules created by the open source community.
Running their SilverStripe site on the NZ Government Common Web Platform(CWP) meant that the Christchurch City Council team could focus on the online experience for citizens rather than hosting, backup, disaster recovery and site security.
Christchurch City Council developed their new site with their own in-house team. As the council's designers and developers were new to SilverStripe CMS and Framework they called on SilverStripe Ltd. to provide Agile and technical consulting. This guidance ensured that Christchurch City Council was able to get up to speed quickly and realise the full benefits of SilverStripe and the CWP.
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