As the lead design consultancy for Offploy CIC, we are proud to continue our close relationship with their company in leading the development of an entirely new website and online blog.
This project began in 2018 and hit a number of barriers early on... We started by providing reference designs for our concept acting as a central hub for employers, candidates and the general public to find out more about Offploy and the fantastic work they do.
Our design encompasses the established visual language of Offploy in their bold use of signature colours, a bespoke typographical heirarchy and real-world images licensed from Offploy's network of partners and associated organisations. We designed the proposal with intuitive navigation and a clean, structured layout in mind to ensure all users would be able to easily find their way around the site regardless of their device, browser or technical ability.
Later on into the development of the project, it became apparent that the team's initial direction for building the website was taking much longer than initially forecast. This was due to a host of complications and set-backs, but meant that Offploy risked missing a number of crucial investor and partner presentations with a live online presence to back them up...
We took the reigns in early 2019, proposing that the initial developmental strategy was placed on hold while we build the website ourselves entirely from scratch using Wix, the very same platform upon which our own portfolio is built. While this restricted some of the finer nuances of building the website as originally intended, we could at least guarantee a dependable website be launched on time with the intended design, functionality and content in place. Upon approval of our suggestion, we had little over one week to build the new Offploy site from the ground-up, ensuring the timeline did not damage our eventual product by cutting corners.
Our website launched on-time and not only featured all the major components of its predecessor, but in fact overtook the state of the previous build in hosting a live blog, downloads page, staff area and mobile-friendly design across the entire site.
You can visit the live site at www.offploy.org and browse our Wix-hosted design built entirely in-house.