23 08/2012Damien Buckley Bisley Group


Established in Sydney in 1955, the Bisley group is a multinational marketer and distributor of quality industrial raw materials focussed on Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.

Bisley contacted Propeller to discuss working on their new corporate website which was launched Monday 20th August. The new website details the Bisley Group’s international operations and offices, product offering, testimonials and news about Bisley, the group’s partners and the mining industry.

“Working with Propeller on Bisley’s website project has been a pleasure throughout. From day 1 Damien and his team were at pains to understand precisely what we wanted to achieve. They successfully translated our brief into a website which is fresh, inviting, and easily navigable. In short: a great ambassador for the Bisley brand. Propeller’s technical expertise is first rate, ensuring the “back room” editing functions and integrated google analytics are logical and user friendly too.

All in all it’s been a great journey with the Propeller team.

Nick Granville
CEO, Bisley & Company “

View the new Bisley Group website.

ExpressionEngine 2

Propeller built the new Bisley Group website is using the ExpressionEngine2 CMS as used by multinationals such as Adobe, Sony, Apple, the BBC and many others.

ExpressionEngine2 is an enterprise class CMS providing huge flexibility and control both over the design and workings of the website in addition to providing developers and thus clients with a highly customisable administration panel.

Each website’s user interface can be carefully crafted, providing content administrators with a straightforward and easy-to-use means of managing the website’s content.

In addition to making adding images etc a breeze, EE2’s extensibility has allowed us to incorporate dynamic Google Mapping for Bisley’s global offices without much effort or technical knowledge on the clients’ part – office locations are geocoded from the offices’ address data.

Other niceties such as displaying the websites’ Google Analytics data in the administration panel saves the client from having to leave the website or remember another login.

Whilst Propeller have built several websites on ExpressionEngine1 including the award-winning Mayoral Campaign site for Karen Williams, Bisley is the first Propeller EE2 site to go live. Expect to see more ExpressionEngine2 website launches from Propeller in coming months.


Another notable first with Bisley is Propeller’s move to HTML5 from our previous XHTML Strict coding standard. Although still in flux, HTML5 is the emerging standard for markup, offering many new semantic and functional features which have been employed throughout the Bisley site. All Propeller websites will be coded in HTML5 going forward.

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