For the good of the internet
The Internet Society (ISOC) is a global nonprofit organization, dedicated to supporting and promoting the development of the internet as a global technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people’s lives, and a force for good in society.
ISOC was approaching their 25th anniversary and wanted to acknowledge this milestone with… what else? A global website relaunch to be unveiled at upcoming…
conferences. We were happily tasked with making it worth celebrating for anniversaries to come.
We partnered with Moving Brands, whose job was to reimagine the design strategy. We were tasked with developing a robust infrastructure in which a renewed digital identity could thrive.
Plan of ATTCK
The site was vast and voluminous. It contained a diverse array of content, including resources, news, blog content, grants, awards, and events. So our first order of business was to migrate everything over to a new author-friendly platform. Before implementing the existing content, we combed through it, took a step back, and re-established the information hierarchy to be more navigable and digestible for viewers.
Because ISOC is global, we integrated WPML—a multi-site, multi-language plugin—so they could reach their entire audience and foster worldwide participation. In addition, we implemented our custom page authoring system, allowing ISOC the freedom to create and manage content on their own, anytime they like.
Since authors often work in different time zones, we made it possible for them to pre-populate and pre-schedule content to suit their needs. We also integrated an array of hero images in which the nearest city background would appear. Finally, we allowed authors to set expiration dates on posts, so content would disappear on the desired date.