This PlanetCom web design project saw us reaching out to a local women's shelter that takes in abused women and their children to redesign their website. From the first glance at their old site it was quite obvious I would have my work cut out for me, as it was very old and in desperate need of updating.
A website of this nature and subject matter needs to be approached with a lot of research and sensitivity. People in need of such services are likely quite emotionally distraught and vulnerable and need to be able to access information fast and in an unobstructed, intuitive manner. The look and feel ofthe site needed to be very welcoming and friendly and a lot of emphasis and effort went in to creating and choosing imagery that was inherently positive, optimistic, and hopeful in nature.
The new design and functionality take full advantage of the Wordpress CMS and make a world of difference compared to the old site. The layout is fully responsive and features fixed top navigation, custom icons, a dynamic news/blog section, and a "Safe Exit" button for user security.