Project Info

The Cultural Village Foundation is an exceptional project of hope for human interaction through art and cultural exchange – a project made possible thanks to the inspired vision, solid faith and wise leadership of HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

Basic Overview

Client Name: Katara
Developer URL: www.katara.net
Development Time: 2 weeks
Category: Tourism

Developer Bio

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Development Team

WebUnit Manager / Project Manager, provided the graphical design, technical solution and managed the project through completion.
Senior Web Developer, developed the custom template and integrated and styled the various extensions used.
Senior Web Designer, animation design and design template integration.

What was the biggest challenge you faced?

Going live with a bilingual webiste website in 2 weeks.

How did you solve it?

Through perfect communication. We managed to work in parallel, design, development and data entry keeping the client closely updated and getting instant feedback and replies.

Extensions used

– Full CMS Website
– Dynamic Menu
– News Management System
– Event Management System
– Newsletter Module
– Calendar Integration
– Google Maps Integration
– Photo Gallery

How is the website doing since launch?

2,016 people visited this site in January 2012:

2,801 Visits
2,016 Unique Visitors
10,456 Pageviews
3.73 Pages/Visit
00:04:05 Avg. Time on Site
44.23% Bounce Rate
68.01% % New Visits

The initial launch was very good. Articles and twitter created a good buzz. We do notice when there is an update, twitter really does generate the traffic. There are good trends to see in the stats, for example the keywords being used to find the site and also the countries which are popular.

Top 7 countries viewed:

1. Qatar

1,954

40.43%

2. United Kingdom

95

43.16%

3. Saudi Arabia

94

56.38%

4. United States

59

57.63%

5. United Arab Emirates

55

52.73%

6. Germany

34

50.00%

7. Brazil

31

87.10%

8. India

27

48.15%

9. Turkey

16

43.75%

10. (not set)

16

18.75%

Final Thoughts

When Katara first approached us, they were experiencing many technical issues with their current Content Management System. Xpert was able to provide Katara with the best solution to olve there problems.

Project Images

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