B2B eCommerce overhaul for leading plastics manufacturer.
Based out of New York, North America’s largest plastics manufacturer chose to work with ecentricarts to revitalize their site. The aim was to serve their customers and sales team, two demographics that were painfully underserved with the legacy site.
Curbell was my first project within ecentricarts’ team structure. As the first-line front-end developer on the project, this made Curbell the largest site I’ve been heavily involved with to date. With two major table structures to work out (incredibly detailed Plastic Properties and flexible Compare Materials), highly detailed product filter and navigation interactions to handle, and an entire ecom flow to build (for front end, anyway) from scratch, Curbell was a pretty significant challenge. It was also my first go-round with the Foundation framework (or any front-end framework, for that matter) and Kentico, ecentricarts’ preferred .NET CMS (also first time diving into ASP and C#, though I didn’t handle much app development).
The site held many technical challenges (huge data tables, developing for a new CMS, massive performance concerns for 30k+ product SKUs, challenging responsive reflows, etc.) as well as professional ones (working within a design/dev/project managed team, detailed project planning meetings, soft launching Agile dev process within the studio, etc.) that made Curbell an incredibly important and successful project, not only for myself but ecentricarts as a studio in the larger sense.
All the technical involvement and achievements for Curbell didn’t mean the site was a drag, however. Have a look around the site and take some time to play with the animated interactions throughout. I certainly had fun building them.