In our development planning, the early focus was on uncovering innovative opportunities to ensure a more efficient process while addressing long-term requirements for scalability and extensibility of components. We elected to leverage Pimcore, an award-winning, open-source, enterprise-caliber content management solution, as the foundation of the multisite platform. Pimcore is based on the most-up-to-date technology stack of PHP/Symfony, MySQL, Elastic Search, Mongo DB and Varnish, and is built on a standardized, robust, modular, open and service-oriented architecture using 100% API drive—a perfect match for Van Metre’s needs.
We used Zurb Foundation, a semantic, readable, flexible, responsive, and completely customizable front-end framework, and adhered to all development best practices outlined by Pimcore. We also provided detailed comments in the code for each feature/component to ensure future extensibility and long-term maintenance regardless of who’s using the technology stack.