Last week we launched an exciting new project, a website redesign for local non-profit organization Visual Arts Nova Scotia. This was a large project which involved a visual and functional redesign of the site, as well as the importing of content from the old website—which was extensive.
The new VANS website features an exhibitions archive, photo galleries, a searchable database of resources and art galleries and an interactive fullscreen calendar. All easy for the staff to update and manage through the WordPress content management system. It’s the most extensive website we’ve created so far, and I’m happy to see an organization utilizing all of these great features.
What I’m most excited about though, is the e-studio directory. This is a searchable directory of Nova Scotia artists with an interactive visualization map. Additionally, artists are organized by region, and tagged by medium.
Another fun feature is that each page view loads a random highlight colour. So everytime you look at a page, there’s a new colour for the header and links. This was a solution we came up with for two reasons: Because it works conceptually with the broad range of artist members, and also we couldn’t settle on a specific colour choice.
Here are some screenshots from the new site. Click to check it out!