There were a few main goals to ensure the success of this project: the first being an overall improvement of design, functionality, and user-experience over the previous site so that it is in-line with modern web technologies. UNA had outgrown the off-the-shelf WordPress template it was using and instead committed to investing in a long-term solution to solve their problems. This meant a custom-built website from the ground up, implementing the requirements from a few different departments.
We prioritized the search functionality and wanted to show users better search results. Using a premium plugin with robust functionalities, search results are divided up into prominent categories on the site: News & Updates, Pages, and Events (with the Programs results coming soon).
The second main goal being the tight integration of the PerfectMind membership/booking management system’s Application Programming Interface (API). As UNA aimed to create a seamless experience for when its members search for Recreational Programming offerings, our design for true integration went way beyond the stock iFrame embedding option offered by PerfectMind. This way, UNA’s Program information gets pulled directly from the PerfectMind API, and populates the site with all of our design and styling in a coherent manner.