Design/Coding | www.hydrocephalusscotland.org.uk
We had worked on a number of projects with the Scottish Spina Bifida Association when they approached us again to design a site to provide a huge range of information about hydrocephalus.
The new site had to offer support and help to a variety of visitors, from parents or teachers wishing to find out more to a more technical audience.
It also had to communicate a very large amount of information without appearing overwhelming.
The text was deliberately broken up into small sections and links to other pages follow the same colour-coding as the pages themselves. We also built a “related pages” box, which provides links through to all of the pages mentioning within a section.
It was also really important that visitors be able to search the site so we installed a fully featured search engine to provide access to all of its content.
Finally, to try to gather feedback, we built in a simple bar asking visitors to complete a short survey once they have been to three or more pages. If they dismiss this bar, or complete the survey, it stops showing for them.
After SSBA became SBH Scotland, we were asked to update this subsite to reflect the new branding, colour scheme and logo, as well as taking the opportunity to make it fully responsive.
How it works
The site is powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) software. This is already in use within SBH Scotland to update the charity’s main site, meaning the same team can carry out any updates to the new one in a straightforward manner.
On top of the site, we built a special module to scan pages and identify the links for the “related pages” box, sorting them into the correct order by section and ensuring they weren’t duplicated.