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Lahaina Restoration Foundation
Lahaina Restoration Foundation asked us to bring a fresh, updated look to their website while making it more engaging for the user.
The first major change was the basic architectural structure of the site. Due to changes happening in the way websites are being viewed, it is important sites work well over a wide variety of platforms. Studies show, if current trends continue, by the year 2016 more people will be viewing websites on mobile devices (smartphones, digital tablets, etc.) than on desktop computers. With this in mind, we decided to create the site using “responsive” web design. Basically, what this means is depending on the type of device, the layout of the website will change or “respond” to best fit the window being viewed. This optimizes the experience of the user no matter what device us being used.
Along with this change to the architectural structure, we also gave the design layout a major aesthetic facelift, with much of the focus on each of the individual Historic Sites. The use of old and new photos was one of the major keys. Luckily, Lahaina Restoration has a deep archive of photos, some of them over a hundred years old, which we were given access to. Especially interesting was the use of side by images of scenes of the ancient past next to images of its current state.
One of the major goals for LRF was to emphasize more clearly ways which viewers could give support. To do this, we redesigned the membership and gifting areas and integrated e-commerce for their online membership, donation and “Buy A Brick” program.
new web site
view web site > http://www.lahainarestoration.org