Recently I had the great responsibility to work on the redesign/relaunch of leading Arabic educational resource, TalkInArabic.com. The website is a huge content library, accessible via paid memberships and restricted content. What makes the service so unique is their focus on real-world dialects over academic language.
“We really appreciated Brian’s professionalism and dedication to the job. We’re very happy with the work provided and final outcome of the project. Most importantly to us, Brian’s an excellent communicator who kept in constant contact with us throughout the project and when any questions or issues arose. Overall, we highly recommend him.”Donovan, TalkInArabic.com
Talk In Arabic is an educational behemoth. Their lessons come from videos, audio files, vocabulary cards, and more. To cover the wide variety of custom content types, we used Flexible Content through Advanced Custom Fields Pro to create custom modules for embedded video, interactive audio players, PDF downloads, and more. Because the site was already live and accessible to hundreds of paying members, we needed to devise a system to update hundreds of lessons with minimal interruption to the site.
The experience was great and the site design was beautiful. While having to work with the legacy S2Member framework provided some unique challenges, coding up the many custom templates, menus, sidebars, and contextually aware headers was a fun puzzle to solve. In the end, we added Beaver Builder to enable them to make some killer landing pages for future use.
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