A couple of years ago I created a website for Kudos Business technologies. The site has been fairly dormant for a few years, but as I am now “involved” with Kudos (more on that at a later date), recently I decided to redesign it and rebuild with wordpress 3, as the bespoke CMS I put in place before using using cake PHP wasn’t nearly as user friendly as the tried and tested wordpress. I’m really pleased with the result, both from a technical and aesthetic point of view.
I’m looking forward to expanding this site – the products database on the Kudos site is now quite out of date, and there is a much larger range of (mostly LED lighting) products over at the Kudos retail site. The Lightplanet store is hosted on a 3rd Party system which doesn’t have a decent product export api, so I’ve actually written a screen scraper to extract data from the lightplanet site to use in our own database. This will allow us to collate more technical data for the products, which can be used on the kudos site. Phase II is to create a comprehensive Products information site from this data, including an API to allow us to integrate with 3rd parties.
[update 2014 – links removed as these sites no longer exist]