Our site has gone through some interesting changes. The NJ Meadowlands Commission was merged with the larger state organization, NJSEA. A short time later, the Business Catalyst hybrid “Site Builder” tool announced its “end of life”, requiring a transformation to WordPress. A bit of a morality tale for using any single “builder” provider for your website. Business Catalyst was a well-regarded product by the world-famous Adobe people. But they are ditching the product, and we have some unexpected work to do.
The staff of NJSEA continued to use Web Developers Studio through all the changes. A point of pride for our business.
The New Jersey Meadowlands stretches through the middle of our lovely state, and the NJMC website extends analogously. It’s a very large site, with a robust menu representing over 100 separate pages and hundreds of PDFs serving environmental, business, and municipal needs of Hudson and Bergen Counties.
When the NJMC came to WDS for a redesign, we worked with Mimi Sabatino, Communications Project Administrator, to implement the new site’s new organization into an accessible, beautiful repository. Our design integrates the Commission’s established branding (shaded blues, iconic egret logo, title style, etc) while being completely fresh and new.
We used an advanced content management system so Mimi’s staff can perform common updates easily and quickly. The website itself is fully mobile-ready and boasts all the standard user interface methods of contemporary web design, including multiple sidebars, smoothly animated accordions, a “sticky” top menu, etc. The site has received high praise from within the organization. It’s as dynamic as the agency it represents, with plenty of room to grow.