The Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA) had a website that was not serving them as well as they needed. It was built using Moodle (for a purpose that Moodle was not intended for) and was not user-friendly. After redesigning their logo, we developed a brighter, cleaner site integrating Drupal and CiviCRM and implementing some of the features that were lacking in their previous site. Some of the features that visitors can now use include:
We use a number of open source solutions in our web design for our nonprofit partners. Drupal is a powerful, flexible, extensible and scalable content management system. It allows us to develop the site so that staff from our nonprofit partners can take control of the site, adding and editing content or managing members -- even if they don't have a lot of technical training. CEDC is an Organizational Member of the Drupal Association. See below for a sampling of some of the sites we've developed in Drupal.
We recently helped the Religious Formation Conference redesign and relaunch their website. They wanted a fresh design more in keeping with their branding and which was more vibrant and engaging. The site offers more value to their members through the members only area and will streamline their internal office procedures at the same time. The site is built in Drupal and will be fully integrated with CiviCRM for member management and donations in the coming months.
We designed a logo and developed a microsite for Avaaz.org's Elections Not Auctions campaign, aiming for a nonpartisan flavor. The logo is being used on everything from small printed play money bills, rubber stamps, and large banners at events. (See a slideshow of a recent event here).
LCWR was ready to move from the static HTML site that had been developed in-house to something that was easier to navigate and manage, with a focus on conveying a beautiful, professional, and vibrant mood. We kept some aspects from the original design for consistency of identity (such as the color scheme) and updated and revised the structure and design.
SOFIE (Schools Online For Interactive Education) is the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools. It serves as an information point about the association of twenty-one Sacred Heart schools across the United States, including clickable maps and information about the schools, as well as frequently updated news and events.
This site supports the Society of the Sacred Heart's NGO office at the United Nations. We've built it in Drupal, making it multilingual. The site is manually translated into three languages: English, French, and Spanish. (We also provide a simple link to Google Translate's attempt to render the page in other languages). We've provided three separate URLs for the site so that users can go directly to the language that they prefer:
The African American Baptist Mission Collaboration seeks to help rebuild, revitalize and advocate for Haiti in wake of the January 2010 earthquake. Their site needed to reflect the style and colors of their logos, providing information about the three main prongs of their work: Projects, Service, and Advocacy. We built their site with Drupal, integrating it with CiviCRM so that all user interactions with the site (such as someone filling out the "Contact Us" form, making a donation, or signing up for a volunteer service opporunity) are fed into the CiviCRM database.
We finally carved out the time to freshen the look and feel and rebuilt our site from the ground up.
We used Drupal for its extensibility and for the ability to cross-reference the type of design with the partner we worked with as well as any keywords we added for a design. Custom theming also allowed us to link the partner pages to a list of the other projects that we've worked on with them, and in the design pages, to automatically generate an image gallery based on the filepaths for graphics we've uploaded for the project.
The good folks at the North American Center for Marianist Studies (NACMS) contacted us to ask for advice and help as they considered redesigning their website. The site was an extensive collection of static HTML pages and they were contemplating how best to convert this into a more manageable and user-friendly form.
NETWORK Lobby and the NETWORK Education Program do important work but had a web presence that was outdated in style and functionality. The site needed a redesign and since it was a collection of static HTML pages that were managed via FTP, it was a prime opportunity to also update the way the site was managed.
The Education For Justice project has an expansive membership-based website chock full of prepared resources related to Catholic Social Teaching for educators. In November of 2007 we helped them port their site over to Drupal from a proprietary CMS which was not user-friendly. Although they had great content, it was hard to organize it well in the restrictive and clunky system they were tied in to. Recently, we've given the site another major update.
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability's new site recently went live. We developed it in Drupal and trained NCPD staff so that they can manage the site themselves. We had input from folks in their offices and on their board regarding accessibility preferences and ended up building two separate themes, one which included graphics and one which was a stripped down "text only" version.
A site redesign and development in an open source CMS to make updating easier among the team of updaters, to make content more accessible to the public and to members, and to provide a more attractive face to the public.
The Center of Concern (COC) recently partnered with us to refresh their website both visually (with an updated look and feel) as well as underneath the hood (with a more powerful content management system).