Robert Half International
required a map-based office locator widget for their new Metro Area landing
page project. The new widget needed to be interactive and provide users with
the option of obtaining driving directions to each local Robert Half office.
The existing Office Locator
portlet on the Robert Half websites simply provides a text listing of local office addresses
and phone numbers. Robert Half desired to have a landing page for their targeted direct marketing
campaigns that would provide users with an interactive map of local Robert Half offices.
I used Homesite to hand-code
a solution, using the GoogleMaps API to provide the maps and manage the collection of
map markers. The street addresses and other information for each office are provided
in an XML file, which is parsed to create the marker collection. The data is then
managed to deliver it through mouse click events within the GoogleMap area of the page.
Additional work was performed to develop the solution within the Vignette VAP/VCM
platform (creating new VCM content types, page templates, etc.) to allow routine content
the Robert Half GoogleMaps web application on the Robert Half Technology website