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Web Design and Umbraco CMS

Project snapshot

Client - Anglican Communion

Date - 10 March 2014

The challenge /
Bringing a worldwide community together

Of the estimated 85 million Anglicans around the world, growth of digital and social media is actively changing the way they are involved in the life and relationships of international Anglicanism. Anglicancommunion.org is the official web site and had around 500,000 unique visitors a year. With navigation up to six levels deep and approximately 80,000 pages, it required considerable improvement from a user perspective, but also various enhancements and additions of other functional applications. Our task was to deliver a globally accessible web site to enable all members of the Anglican Communion to tell their story and collaborate. Having a designed and developed a similar enterprise level web site for the Church of England, we were thrilled to be given the challenge. 

Our approach /
Empowering collaboration with performance

The strategy was to design a central hub through which Anglicans can connect and share through prayer, stories, resources and social media. From this we produced a design concept that brings a modern personality to the organisation, yet still close to their well-recognised important identity and tradition.

Our talented team of front and back end developers skilfully transformed design concepts into HTML5 and CSS3 on a Bootstrap responsive framework, whilst additional minified JavaScript on animated elements gave the templates added user experience and interaction, without effecting performance. Extending umbraco CMS with C# .NET and SQL queries now drives content from several separately located databases; powering many functional applications such as the Prayer Wall, Networks, Vacation Exchange, Cycle of Prayer, News Service and Theologian database.

The result /
A modern, digital identity with global engagement

The vast majority of visits were from the United States and UK, now this has changed and reflects the membership of the Anglican Communion around the world.

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"We have really appreciated Zebedee's willingness to listen and respond to our comments, suggestions and requests. They have gone the extra mile to produce a good-looking, functional website that we are proud of." Jan Butter, Director for Communications, The Anglican Communion Office, London - Website design