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School Leavers Toolkit


Created in 2018-2019 with The Ministry of Education

Responsibilities

  • Tech Lead
  • Frontend Dev
  • Backend Dev

Technologies

  • Vue
  • Algolia
  • SilverStripe
  • SCSS
  • CircleCI

# School Leavers Toolkit's - for Teachers

This Teacher facing site provides teachers with a catalogue of curated resources in the subjects of financial literacy, civics education and key workplace competencies.

# Key Features

  • CMS managed catalog of resources with CSV import and export
  • Frontend search and filter area
  • Bilingual support

# Design and Build

By working very collaboratively with one of our amazing designers we we're able to deliver this entire project in less than four weeks.

It is built with SilverStripe 4 Content Management System and Framework using PHP, with the frontend heavy lifting done in Vue.

We used SilverStripe 4 elemental blocks to empower the content editor to customise the page layout and fit their users needs as they adapt over time.

Algolia is Awesome! So much easier using Solr Search. Setting up the index and integrating with the CMS was a smooth process, but the real winning feature is the 'instant search' ui library (we used the vue version).

This provides a set of highly customisable UI components that can be used to quickly create a wide range of search and filtering user interfaces.

The base components were flexible and easy to over-style, meaning we we're able to quickly create a complex search UI, without having to sacrifice our ideal user experience to adapt to the library.