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Website Design and Development for Falklands.net  
   

Overview

We restructured the falklands.net website making it easier to navigate and redesigned it to bring it up to date.

We donated this website redesign to the Falklands environmental research unit in support of their work.

The Falklands environmental research unit carries out important wildlife and environmental research and protection work to ensure the continued survival of Falklands wildlife amidst oil exploration and commercial fishing concerns in the area.

The unit is largely self funding, with most of its support coming from its penguin adoption scheme, the sale of its book and donations from its supporters.

The falklands.net site contains a wealth of in depth research, wildlife information, illustrations and photographs detailing the work of the unit and keeping its supporters up to date with its latest research.

Constraints

The site is designed to be cross-browser compatible to reach the widest possible audience whilst still retaining useful and modern functionality for modern browsers.

It has been constructed to be server platform independent (hence use of chilisoft ASP for database functionality for easy portability to a Microsoft Server environment if required in the future).

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Technology

The site was designed for easy administration and utilises cascading style sheets and server side includes for easy site-wide updating.

Chillisoft ASP (a unix port of ASP) is utilised for the site indexing and search facilities. Further database functions for dealing with the units penguin adoption scheme are planned for the near future. A little PHP is also used for form handling.

The site contains a wealth of information but the original site's information structure was not immediately apparent. We restructured the content and integrated a handy javascript drop down menu to aid navigation and make the sites structure more visible.

Testimonial

"The Environmental Research Unit is a wildlife conservation organisation operating in the Falkland Islands. We recently engaged the services of Ethical Design to revamp our web site www.falklands.net, with excellent results.

Not only does the finished product look great, but Ethical Design's approach throughout was prompt, professional and helpful. In addition to having a better visual appearance, our web site now hosts a lot of special features which we didn't even know were possible until Ethical Designs took on the work. I would thoroughly recommend Ethical Design to anyone.", "The number of adoptions has increased since you developed my site, so I think your work has paid off in financial terms as well as style."

Dr Mike Bingham (Director)
Environmental Research Unit,
Falkland Islands

 

 
       

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