8sidor.se Content Management System

8sidor.se Content Management System

Project Details

8sidor.se is a Swedish news portal that seeks to serve people with visual and auditory disabilities. mDrift implemented special tools and features into the website to ensure that everybody could navigate the website and consume news articles to stay updated on current events and other reported content. 8Sidor news agency was later then acquired by Swedish government due to its much revered service to their citizens with disabilities.


1.5 Months


WordPress CMS, Mobile Application, Custom tools and experience


Use cases development, User Experience Design, Application Development, Support and Maintenance

Custom navigation design

8Sidor website had to be designed primarily for use by people with disabilities and hence navigation of the website was of primary concern from the get go. mDrift designed and implemented various tools such as JavaScript based on-screen readouts, automatically video subtitling, navigational callouts, automatic alt name generators for images in articles etc.

Migrating & merging legacy content

Original 8Sidor website & its political news section ‘Alla Valjare’ was built on separate platforms Umbraco & WordPress respectively. mDrift migrated & merged both websites and ran custom scripting to identify and remove duplicate content published on both website.

Key Features Developed

Custom Search

Due to expected lack of tech savviness of target user group and high categorization of news in the website, search logic was custom built from scratch to search for and present results using ranking on readability and importance.

Large Database

When both the clients websites were merged together, the database resulted in a combined size not suitable for WordPress Content Management System preferred by the client. We did extensive optimization on WordPress core as well as frontend JavaScript to make the website nimble and responsive.

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