The Public Entity Risk Institute is a non-profit organization based in the Washington D.C. area. I worked as the Lead Programmer on a small team from DMG (based in Virginia) to produce a new site for PERI.
PERI needed a new web site for a number of reasons, but first and foremost they needed a tremendous amount of control of the content of the site. Their previous site was built with a custom content database system, but it was inflexible and extremely difficult to upgrade. For this site, we used Microsoft Content Management System, a very powerful and flexible system, complete with the associated complexity. I created the site architecture using a combination of ASP.NET 2.0 Master Pages and MCMS templates, and created several custom MCMS placeholders to enable proper and efficient content input for the PERI authors.
The site required ecommerce, which we created through the integration of AspDotNetStoreFront, a third-party .NET ecommerce package. Also required was the integration of third-party forms and forum software. All of these technologies were integrated using simple HTML frames to retain modularity.