The Adventures of Tintin, USA

Case Study

Website Development and Custom Programming



We were hired to complete the functional build of the new, English language site for The Adventures of Tintin, the informational and commercial arm of Moulinsart’s international family of sites devoted to the intrepid detective stories. We were tasked with creating an elegant, functional representation of a pre-established design vision with a few specific moving parts and a minor API connection to their Amazon store component.


The website design was provided for us by the artists at Havas Worldwide San Francisco (one of the world’s most highly respected design, web development and marketing firms), and, unlike most of our websites, this was one of the first site build-only projects that we’ve managed here at ZDCA, and it was a complete success.

We started with a very spartan theme with some important options pre-loaded and built a completely custom theme for Tintin out of the designs provided by Havas. We added custom front-end components (like the homepage hero slideshow and the adventure page slider, among others), and built all of the page templates to spec from scratch. There are many layers of shortcode and page template complexity, and the result is a clean and highly functional website built pixel-perfect from their designs.


  • Website Development
  • Pixel-Perfect Design Implementation
  • Information Architecture
  • Interactive Multilayer Carousel
  • Custom Programming
  • Amazon API Integration & Collaboration
  • Project Management

“Having worked with the team at ZDCA on a couple of projects, I know that I can rely on their ability to deliver technically and manage to expectations while maintaining a high level of professionalism and always finding ways to help move the work forward in a positive direction.”  
Mike Fung, Former Executive Director, Havas Worldwide


The Adventures of Tintin series was created in 1929 by a Belgian artist who called himself Hergé. Clever and ever-curious, Tintin is a reporter-turned-detective whose pursuit of villains, criminals, treasure and the occasional artifact takes him all over the world, along with a colorful cast of friends. Hergé based his stories on real-world events and cultures that had caught the Belgian national attention — from space exploration to Arab oil wars — and brought them to life for his readers in inspiring and exciting ways.


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