To Absent Friends
Design/Coding | www.toabsentfriends.org.uk
We'd worked with the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care before - first on their Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief campaigning site and then taking over the management of the charity's own web presence. We were delighted when we were approached again and asked to develop a new site for the organisation.
The To Absent Friends project aims to give people a way to remember those who have died in a similar fashion to Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration.
The charity was keen to ensure that the site was inviting and friendly to reflect the ethos of the project as a whole.
It had to include a couple of specially coded features, allowing visitors to share stories of remembrance and post a message on a brightly coloured remembrance wall.
The site was also the first fully responsive one that we developed and launched – its content adapts automatically depending on screen size, meaning it supports computers, tablets and phones brilliantly, with a similar look and feel on all of them but adapted for the appropriate screen.
It's planned to develop going forward, with more information on the festival being added as events are planned.
How it works
The site is powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) platform, with additions to power the extra features required for the project. This puts the team behind the site in full control of stories that appear, including adding specific ones as featured stories.
What they said
“David and Jill at fuzzylime are a pleasure to work with, and this is the third website we’ve commissioned from them.
“For To Absent Friends we were looking for something completely different from our existing websites – something with a less corporate, more grassroots feel. David worked closely with us, listening to our vision and ideas, and trying various options until we had the feel and look we’d imagined.
“The functionality of the site is also very important to us, and David has tailor-made us an interactive website that is easy to use and extremely versatile. Nothing is ever too much trouble for them, and any query is always dealt with helpfully and efficiently.”
Rebecca Patterson, Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care