In 2015, I began working again with 501 Commons to “refresh” their site, similarly to PEPS. Having designed their existing site, our goals were simple:
- Cleanup the design, making white space more consistent and the design a little more “refined.”
- Make the design responsive, working on any device.
- Redo the home page to better reflect the full range of 501 Commons’ work.
Following a quick design process and a total rewrite of their theme in partnership with Jesse Snyder of Rasika Consulting, the new site met all the desired goals and allows 501 Commons to better serve their expanding website audience.
The new 501 Commons home page shows the power of their services as illustrated by a client’s work. News, links to services, and an overview of the organization help new users learn what 501 Commons does.
A significant amount of work went toward making the consultants directory work on touch devices. This shows the “tablet” view, and it even works on phones in a more limited capacity.
Many pages look very similar with only cosmetic tweaks to the header and page layout.
The “resonsiveness” of the site allows it to be used on any sized screen.
The existing “tile” landing page look was kept and adapted for small screens.