The new website for WARU – The Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit – at Aberystwyth University that I’ve been working on is now live. The launch day for the unit is fast approaching so press releases and marketing materials were being sent out. These had the website address on them so it was a race against time to get something up on the website as soon as possible.
The basics are now in place, the design and layout is looking good. The bilingual aspects of the site are in place and working well and so far it has been well received by everyone involved. There will be more content, more pages and more information being added to it soon. It was of course a bit of a challenge to get the site up and running so quickly but having virtually free-reign over the design helped as there wasn’t too much ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ waiting for decisions to be made and preferences to be expressed. I could just get on with it, making decisions as I went and adhering to the ideas that I had for the website design.
The website is based on a Content Management System so will allow for easy updating of the site by staff at the Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit. I will also be making updates for them here at Pixelwave Web Design.
The bilingual nature of the site is also easy to manage thanks to translation management software that has been added to the Content Management System. This makes adding and editing content in both languages easy and automates much of the process of organising this content within the website so that there is a consistent experience for the end user whichever language they are viewing the site in.
It’s good to be a part of this exciting project and I’m looking forward to seeing it grow as the Well-being and Health Assessment Research Unit gets underway.