Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County

Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County approached us to redesign their website out of necessity. Their hosting platform was shutting down and they needed somewhere else to go. They knew that their website was outdated and difficult to update, so they were looking for a clean look and easy management.

We set the following goals and began work on their website design:

  • Create a contemporary and colorful design

  • Create a Mobile-friendly site

  • Increase opportunities for visitor engagement

  • Visually unify the segments of Habitat

  • Encourage donations

  • Make it easy for staff to manage/update

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Before

After

Streamlining their extensive content was the first challenge we needed to tackle. Condensing the number of pages and necessary clicks became a complex puzzle as we tried to build an easy-to-navigate sitemap.

We developed the secondary navigation (the black buttons on the navigation bar) as a quick means to access engagement pages - whether someone was there to volunteer, donate, learn about their homeownership program, or register for an event, it was all just one click away at all times.

 
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A responsive design is a crucial feature for any new website. Luckily, Squarespace offers this effortlessly.

A responsive design is a crucial feature for any new website. Luckily, Squarespace offers this effortlessly.

 

Using custom coding, we created a solution to contain the paragraphs of copy into a visual overview. Once a topic is clicked, the information appears and is quickly hidden again once the viewer moves on. This prevents the page from appearing too wordy and overwhelming the viewer.

 
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Habitat wanted to ensure that each of its service segments had a cohesive homepage. You can see above how The ReStore page perfectly mimics the Habitat for Humanity of Anderson County’s homepage.