A8 Architektura – architectural studio website
- The Challenge:
A8 Architektura is an architectural studio from Warsaw, Poland, that designs houses, interiors and commercial buildings. For the purpose of rebranding, I was asked to design and develop its new website. The new site had to primarily focus on the list of benefits of collaboration with the studio and emphasize its individual approach to each customer and order. The company has considerable experience - it's done many projects and received very good testimonials. It was appreciated in many design competitions and also received an award for being a "staff-friendly company". All of these qualities and values had to be highlighted in the new version of the site in a simple way that is effective in its reception by the site visitors, yet easy to manage from content management system. This required some planning how to organize the logical structure of information and how to design and implement an appropriate navigation system.
- The Solution:
The project required a comprehensive analysis of the needs and a good preparation - because of the amount of content and the scope of work, the layout planning stage was essential. I designed a detailed set wireframes on the basis of I developed the graphical appearance. The design was created to provide good legibility and visibility of key elements. Large fonts and logically planned hierarchy of information makes the content easy to read and assimilate. The navigation is flat and comfortable to use - it helps users to navigate the site intuitively. All data contained on the site - pages, project lists, award lists, testimonials - are organized in separate groups (custom post types and taxonomies) in the WordPress content management system. Most processes associated with frequently performed administrative work, such as adding new work to the portfolio, were automated, which greatly accelerates and simplifies the management.