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YII2, HTML, CSS, JQuery, Responsive Client:  Archello

Archello is a global platform for designers and architects which connects architects, designers, and manufacturers, provides product and project search, and encourages communication among design professionals. It was powered by Drupal, and we rebuilt it with Yii 2 having migrated a 1Gb database and 600Gb of files to the Amazon S3 server.



The website is optimised and perfectly displayed on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Scrolling is accompanied by an easy and smooth slide-up and fade-in animations.

In numbers:

  • 900K Facebook fans, 31K Twitter followers
  • 70M pageviews annual, 7K users per day on average
  • 90K architect projects, 100K companies, 160K subscribers

Technical details:

  • Yii 2 Framework.
  • SendGrid for email marketing and management.
  • Google API for Google Maps, Place Autocomplete, ReCaptcha etc.).
  • Video API (Youtube and Vimeo).
  • GeoIP2 with MaxMind.
  • Social login.
  • Enhanced image performance with Imgx.
  • AWS Lambda hosting.


“Everything is 10 times better than it was, which was the whole aim. We now have an extremely fast website that attracts a lot more users. The old one had a lot of troubles, but the new framework is state of the art and completely compatible with any mobile device.” Martijn PostmusCEO, Archello