We are excited to tell you about our latest web design project for Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery. The Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery opened to the public in 1982 and ever since then it has been enthusiastically supported by the community. Their mandate is “to provide opportunities to expand the knowledge and understanding of the culture and heritage of Humboldt and area”.
As the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery’s previous website was launched in 2005 and they were finding it was outdated and not meeting their needs. They were not able to manage and update content themselves, there was no area for highlighting and promoting programs and events and it was not optimized for mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
So what did we do? Let’s go over a few of the main features of their new website.
Drupal Content Management System (CMS)
In order for Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery to easily manage and update their website themselves, it was built using a open-source CMS called Drupal. Some of the key benefits of Drupal include: an abundance of online support, flexible to accommodate future expansion and additional component add-ons and allows for non-technical contributors to easily add and maintain content without the need for IT support.
To help promote programs and events going on at the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery we implemented an events calendar. This feature allows them to notify their audience of any current and upcoming events and exhibits and can be easily updated by their staff.
The new Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery website was designed using responsive design techniques. This form of design allows your websites to work effectively on both desktop browsers and a variety of mobile devices that are currently on the market. Responsive design is essential nowadays if you want to provide your visitors with a great user experience.
So what are you waiting for? Go check out the Humboldt & District Museum & Gallery’s new website (if you haven’t already!) and let us know how you think we did!