One of the other main challenges was to make the website content more accessible for each user group. The existing site had grown organically over time into a sprawling mass, which was muddled and difficult to navigate. The new design needed to filter off the three main distinct user types from the off, and exhibit relevant information for them in a clear, reliable and trustworthy style. We used our partnership with Browse Aloud in order to provide the GLA website with a translation tool.
The main user pages feature large landing blocks so that all the information can be displayed in clearly organised groups. The new design allows these to be displayed on one page to provide easy navigation.
By using the latest version of Umbraco, the site can maintain its ease of use through a responsive design. This allows users accessibility from any device and the ability to use the translation tool - Browse Aloud.
Once you are on the GLA site there are clearly segregated areas for each user type which were mapped out during the UX stages of the design. This means each visitors journey is easy to navigate and suited to the user based upon their requirements.
Working from this requirement, we incorporated areas of landing blocks on pages so that once you're in to a particular user area, everything can be easily found in one place which is particularly user friendly particularly if using a translation tool.