Foolkit.com.au is the largest free legal website in Australia. It provides detailed up-to-date information for those in the legal profession as well as an easier to understand section for the general public. It has been reviewed in a number of legal publications.
As a content rich site with almost 500 pages and a database of over 14,000 links it needed to be easy to navigate for the end user, and as a resource that is updated on a daily basis it also had to be easy to update for the publisher.
Built upon a custom PHP/MySQL CMS it uses the Smarty templating engine to streamline the process of editing and adding new pages. Cookies and sessions are used extensively to tailor the content according to the users situation. Other features include custom search interfaces, financial calculators with dynamic PDF generation, social media integration, newsletter management and jQuery/CSS3 powered widgets and tools.