We have been involved with this website from the initial development in early 2005. The site provides news and information on the UK nuclear power industry and energy alternatives.
As the amount of content grew, and the web developed, the site started to look outdated and the content cluttered.
Briefings, for instance, were often grouped together by date, specific campaign or project, which did not always make it easy to find information on specific topics.
There was a need to restructure the site to make the content more accessible and also to make the site easier to update.
The design brief was to make the site look authoritative but not establishment or academic.
Grant funding was obtained to:
- move to the WordPress content management system, providing time and cost savings;
- redesign the site;
- restructure the site to create topic-based sections.
Other enhancements included:
- a wider format, with responsive design so that the site displays well on mobile devices;
- section-specific headings;
- drop-down menu system.
We also developed a custom WordPress plugin so the client can add a daily news roundup by pasting in text from a Word document. A php script parses the text, identifying headlines, body text, news sources and web links, adding the necessary html markup and posting the news on the site.