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Global Zero

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Drupal Version 
This website looks great on mobile devices!
Brief Overview 

Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Their new site has helped to support and expand their online and offline organizing capabilities. aims to lighten their staff's workload by enabling visitors to be self-starters in their activism. The site features a mobile-friendly design by Free Range Studios. Advomatic developed the new in Drupal 7 to serve their multinational, multilingual supporters and staff.

Launch or Publication Date 
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Global Zero Movement Voices Page. Videos and profiles rotate.
Key Modules, Theme, and Distribution Used 
Entity Translation, Translation Management, i18n, Panels, Fieldable Panels Panes, Panels In-Place Editor, CarouFredSel, Entity Construction Kit, SalsaAPI
Why these Modules, Theme, and Distribution were Chosen 

Entity Translation
With Drupal 7 it is now possible to designate only specific fields as ranslatable (Entity Translation module).  This provides a translation strategy that in most circumstances provides a better match for administrators expectations. From the point of view of an administrator there is only one piece of content, and some of its text is translated into multiple languages.

There are dozens of JavaScript libraries that claim to be able to do carousels/slideshows.  But most don't work responsively, and if they do it's only with limited options.  <a href="">carouFredSel</a> is by far the most versatile carousel that we have seen.  Here's some examples of where it's used: (both for the big slideshow up top, and the carousel below) (three on this page - the videos and the video thumbnails are two different, but linked carousels)

Entity Construction Kit (ECK) + SalsaAPI
There are several forms on the site for people to get more involved in the movement. Some are petitions or a way to submit content or to volunteer
These forms are provided by Drupal's entity system (via ECK), each form is a separate bundle of the 'campaign' entity type. Each time one of these forms is submitted, the information is passed into Salsa - Global Zero's CRM. Administrators can create new bundles on demmand.  Since submissions are Drupal entities they can be displayed using Views module and other Drupal tools .


Owner's Name 
Global Zero
Development Company 
Advomatic builds websites for good causes using Drupal. We are a leader in the development of high-performance websites on the Drupal platform and have become known for doing large-scale platform migrations and systems integration projects with Drupal. Advomatic has been in operation since 2004. We do not outsource our services, and all of our staff are full-time salaried employees. We partnered with Free Range Studios: "the next great story is yours."
Why Drupal Was Chosen 
Global Zero needed a flexible and powerful CMS that would be easy to use for staff with even the most basic web skills. They also needed a CMS that was widely recognized for it's ability to interface with advocacy tools like the Salsa CRM, as online organizing is key to their organization.
Describe the Project (Goals, Requirements, and Outcome) 
  • Center for online action: The site serves as an effective driver of online activism, email list growth and content sharing.
  • Deep integration with Salsa CRM: Visitors can easily join email lists and take action even on mobile devices.
  • Social media integration: Throughout the site visitors are encouraged to promote content via their social media networks.
  • Mobile-friendly design: The new website features a mobile-friendly design created by our design partner, Free Range Studios.
  • User-friendly content creation: Staff with minimal tech experience can easily create content.
  • Flexible layout: Administrators can shift the layout of each page without needing to know any code.
  • User-generated content: Activists share photos and videos of their actions and participate in conversations.
  • Multilingual functionality: Staff can create content for six chosen languages with the option of creating unique layouts and menu structures for pages within each language.
Type of Nomination 
Additional developers 
Development Company 
Free Range Studios