With a website that was nearly 15 years old, the users of government website for the Office of the Ethics Commissioner of Alberta couldn’t find any information easily. Every page had a slightly different layout and menu that had to be updated manually, leaving many pages missing updates that others got. There was no search to speak of, and the layout was optimized for a previous era of internet standards which included screens half the size of today’s. They needed an update.
The new, updated website was optimized for a wider variety of screens, and was built on a highly secure content management system so that the site benefited from regimented templates and user-friendliness that made it much easier for an office of inexperienced web users to maintain and add to the site’s content. Photography was sourced out to liven up the content and add visual interest, and a professional and politically neutral purple and grey palette was developed. Users could access exactly the information they needed without having to search extensively, and could trust that what they did find was up-to-date and reliable.
This project also featured coordination with a talented team of developers specialized in the Umbraco platform and who were able to collaborate with us to build custom plugins and scripts for this client’s site.
- Fresh and modern web design that even novice users can easily navigate
- Clear visual organization and menus
- Imported content from the old site
- User training for staff so that they can maintain the site content on their own