Grupo Califa

Vejer de la Frontera is a quaint town in the province of Cádiz perched on a mountainside that overlooks the valley below. We were hired by Grupo Califa to design and develop a web portal for this charming town in Southern Spain.

  It's been a pleasure working with Michael Van Dorth and Iberian Media for the last 10 years. This is a highly professional company, completely up to date on the tecchie side of things and Mike has a first class eye for graphic design.   James Stuart Owner of Grupo Califa

Our longtime friend and regular client James Stuart of Grupo Califa, wanted to create a web portal for his town that would function on a local level as a business directory as well as a promotional tool for tourism. His target audience was primarily foreigners interested in visiting Vejer on holiday however, the idea of creating a functional business directory of the town that locals would use was also an appealing aspect.

We began, as we do with all our web projects, gathering and organizing content and laying out a straightforward information architecture. After we had our client’s and our own ideas clear, we began sketching out the user interface and developing the database structures which would hold the data for the business directory, event calendar and page content in multiple languages.

Due to the complexities of managing multilingual data in most pre-packaged content management systems out there today, we decided to create a bespoke system for inserting events, business listings and page content that made the process as easy and comprehensible as possible. The backend development of this system involved Coldfusion as our server platform and MySQL as a database server.

On the front-end interface design the client wanted to keep a clean modern design that would make it easy for users to quickly scan and find what they were looking for. The site also uses many Google APIs for maps and search functionality which we customized to fit in with the look and feel of the site.

Working with James is always a pleasure for us and this project was no exception. Vejer is such a cool town to visit with its medieval castle and moorish architecture. If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest you stop by and experience it first hand.

Services Provided
  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • Bespoke CMS
  • Website Hosting