The site and its processes
Pentagon Consulting is a consultancy company for investment managers. It's a highly specialised and technical field.
The website we designed is intended to 'get out of the way' and let the content speak for itself. That's a unique problem for us, as we normally find ways for design to boost content - but in this case it wouldn't have been wise to make it 'all singing, all dancing'. People visiting this site have serious work to do, and not much time to do it.
A large portion of their user base still uses Internet Explorer 8 and so the website was made to accomodate those users. Conversely, an increasingly large portion of their visits come from mobile handsets but their users are self described "technophobes". No burger icons here.
We carefully considered navigation on mobile, opting for a smart navigation system that can be accessed by a typical "Show Menu" button, but also becomes visible by simply scrolling up.
On this project, ExpressionEngine really took a back seat. And that's why it was the right platform. It let us build the site how we envisioned it without any interferrance.