Case Study: Whatcom Family YMCA
The End Result:
Our client came to us because their website was aging and statically written. Whatcom Family YMCA expressed a desire for a website that they could manage themselves and update the content as needed without needing to be a coder to accomplish their needs.
More importantly, the national organization had done a revamp of their logo giving strict guildelines on their branding, which prompte YMCA compliance concerns for their site. This was one of the larger objectives in our task to adhere to. The option to update the layout with seasonal colors in the future was also discussed, but never implemented.
To create a website that is modern and adheres to the new branding created by the national organization for The Y. Computers at the Y are currently operating on Windows XP, thusly backwards compatibility as far back as IE8 was a concern. Also, we ended up creating several page templates for consistent layout, while giving the options to show or hide specific elements on the page, depending on the page’s content.
We built the website on a Content Management System that included a WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) editor, stylized rotating banners, form building functionality, social media links, and a number of other functions that enabled Whatcom Family YMCA to be able to add content galleries and format content to their specific needs.
Future plans for growth of the site for the Whatcom Family YMCA include adding more functionality with additional sign up forms, third party registration that works with their current records system and will integrate with their workflow well. The modularity of our platform allows us/them to expand according to the growing needs of their organization.