Environmental Protection Scotland was a newly established organisation, previously part of a UK-wide body. They had already had a logo designed when we were given the job of developing a website for them. We took the green and blue colour scheme for the site from the logo.
The site has a static menu bar which stays in place as the page scrolls. For narrower sizes, such as smartphones, this bar becomes a single menu button which when tapped opens a vertical menu, with further sub menus revealed by tapping a plus icon next their menu parent. There is a separation of the active area of menu buttons and the sub-menu activators, and the use of click or tap rather than hover, which doesn’t always play well on touch screens.
The site has a fully responsive design, with page content reflowing and images rescaling to fit the browser window width.
An events system is included to allow the posting of forthcoming events which are then listed in the site sidebar and in more detail in an events section.
The sidebar also includes Latest News headlines and the group’s Twitter feed.
Other site features included in the development for future use are a secure Members area which builds on the WordPress User registration system to restrict the display of content to registered Users, and an e-commerce system to provide an online shop.