Wired.com Migrates How-to Website to MediaWiki
August 1, 2008
Pixel-perfect Implementation Eases Mission Critical Deadline
Wired.com, the online companion to Wired Magazine, is one of CondéNet’s lifestyle web sites bringing the editorial excellence of CondéNast magazines to digital media. Wired Magazine, founded in 1993 and published in San Francisco, reports on the impact of technologies on culture, the economy and politics.
Wired.com had a mission-critical deadline for migrating their Wired How-To Wiki to MediaWiki, the same open-source system used by the Wikipedia. To meet Wired’s deadline, they needed to outsource the front-end programming portion of the project because their internal resources were overloaded. The work required a pixel-perfect implementation of Wired’s designs into a set of MediaWiki templates or “skin.” In addition, advertising, analytics, and several MediaWiki extensions needed to be integrated into the standard MediaWiki software.