Our first launch of 2017 and it is going to set the tone for the rest of the year.
Our challenge was to assist the Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors in condensing 100+ pages of content into something more usable and easier to manage. Through some intense planning sessions we were able to reduce the size of the site to about 1/3 or what it once was. We identified 3 primary target audiences and organized the most important content from the old site into these areas – Public, Engineers, and Land Surveyors. On top of these three areas the site also serves a compliance role for board meeting agendas and minutes as well as distribution of their newsletter.
We knew WordPress could handle the complexities of managing the content, but the client expressed their challenges with the existing WordPress configuration. Instead we turned to Craft CMS as the backend content management system. Through extensive use of Craft’s Matrix field we were able to build a CMS solution that will allow them to grow the site and even produce a “web version” of their newsletter. We also incorporated custom types for regularly updated items, such as awarded projects. There are a few other bells and whistles built in as well, such as MailChimp integration and a weighted search.
We can’t wait to see the NVBPELS team get to work and grow the site now that it has a beautiful fronted and backend.