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Political Lobbying & Media Relations
PLMR approached us to design a unique site, simple but slick. They wanted the site to be updated regularly through use of a blog but also a news feed - subscribable by RSS feed. It needed to be simple enough to use in the back-end so that any of the employees of PLMR could log in and amend it as required, whilst also maintaining enough security in the back-end to ensure nothing could be changed or deleted accidentally. This meant a permissions setup with some administrators and general employees.
The design was to be clear, clean whilst maintaining it’s own identity. We integrated the brand itself into the design through the use of the four PLMR colours. We designed each page depending on the specific needs of the page. Photography was edited to ensure the images had a strong impact and consistent appearance.
Many competitors’ sites seemed to come across in quite an ‘unfriendly’ ‘difficult to use’ way - it was paramount it was neither of these things.
The Sectors and Services runs from a system mixed between categories and entries. All of the about section also runs from just one entry system - with conditional statements deciding exactly where it should be placed depending on the category or even if there is no category.
For Case Studies and the international section we spiced this up with a tiny bit of jquery to solve the problem of differing case study lengths and useability.
In the Blog section we were tasked with enabling blog searches by author, as well as author specific RSS subscriptions. Requiring conditionals based on author ids deciding what is in the feed and equally what is shown when on an ‘author’ page.
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