NETWORK Lobby and the NETWORK Education Program do important work but had a web presence that was outdated in style and functionality.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.
We recently helped Africa Faith and Justice Network refresh the website that we helped them develop back in 2006. The site allows them to manage their news items and events, as well as donations, subscribtions and advocacy email blasts through integration with Democracy in Action. The photos in the rotating headers are courtesy of CRS and we've also integrated some subtle African textures into the background.
Catholics in Alliance came to us with a theme and a typographic logo that they wanted to incorporate into the design for this non-partisan voter's guide to help educate voters for the 2008 presidential election. The theme was "Faith can move mountains: vote the common good," so we suggested a concept to visually link the two: a small, non-descript church in the middle of flat land, with a mountain looming in the distance where it had no business being. (The mountain is actually Denali/Mt. McKinley, the tallest peak on this continent.)
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).
"Voting for the Common Good: A Practical Guide for Conscientious Catholics is an essential tool for Catholics who wish to vote their faith this November. It calls us to look beyond divisive politics to the fullness of our Church's teaching on a range of social issues - from poverty, war and torture to health care, immigration and the environment." (Pax Christi newsletter, November 2006)
This voter's guide was prepared in advance of the 2006 mid-term elections and 1,000,000 copies were printed for distribution across the country.