Community Teamwork’s original website was the oldest site we’ve ever re-designed: it was really fun to bring it up to current standards and re-build it to fit the needs of all of their users. This was an especially challenging re-design because we balanced multiple goals, such as connecting people to needed services, getting donors, volunteers and partners involved, and allowing people to access the site in a wide variety of manners.
The biggest focus was making information accessible. Through a lot of filtering and restructuring options, as well as a keyword search and a widget that filtered programs based on needs, we optimized the information flow so that users from all audiences would be able to access the information that was necessary and relevant to them.
Another important part of the website was the application form, which is very intricate and captures a huge amount of information. By implementing a system of drawers, we were able to break the form down into manageable bites that kept users flowing through the form without overwhelming them.
Finally, we worked hard to prioritize accessibility. Not only is the site fully responsive for mobile users, it also allows users to translate the page into thirty different languages so that anyone can access the information they need.
We are sharing these video blogs because they have had a huge impact on our work, and we hope you will find them just as useful.
It’s amazing what you can do when procrastination and pressure collide.
Because they are such a large and encompassing organization, it was very important for Community Teamwork to roll out the new brand in a planned and cohesive manner.