After planning out the site structure it was time to translate everything into detailed design mockups. We started our visual UI design by creating a moodboard. The moodboard allowed us to explore various color palettes, typography pairings, imagery styles, and design patterns. Intentionally selecting each element of the design language allowed us to paint the picture of Worldwide Facilities as the friendly, trustworthy, and capable company it is.
We created a custom site build on the WordPress content management system (CMS) with a responsive design optimized for all screen sizes. WordPress gave us the ability customize the website infrastructure to accommodate the exact needs for Worldwide Facilities while keeping it simple for admin of all skill levels to manage, update, and edit content.
One of the most important features we built on the site was the directory of contacts. With over 160 producers they wanted to make available for contact, we strategized a powerful system to allow visitors to find the exact person who could help them with their request. We even programmed an in-site messaging platform that allows the correct producer to be emailed directly, without showing email addresses that could potentially be compromised and scraped by bots.
In addition to the public-facing website, we also built a private intranet for their employees. We integrated the intranet sign-on with their Active Directory to take advantage of single sign on (SSO) functionality. We also architected a flexible “page builder” for them. Using the page builder, they could create new pages on the intranet that would feel cohesive and be on brand, while remaining flexible enough to accommodate unforeseen content requirements and future expansion.