Food Standards Scotland needed us to merge content from four different sites and develop functional tools, all on a very tight timetable. No problem, we said.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) was a brand new government branch, taking over from the Food Standards Agency. So being a new department, they needed a new website. That meant merging content from four different sites and developing functional tools, all on a very tight timetable, for an immoveable launch date. With us so far? Good.
Before proposing our information architecture and user experience design, we needed to go through our project immersion phase. That’s fancy digital agency talk for holding a number of stakeholder meetings, then studying and analysing the existing content and tools.
From there, we developed a content delivery plan, so everyone could see what the site would contain. This informed our copywriting task, which we ran at the same time as developing the site. We also incorporated logos, icons and colours from the FSS brand guidelines.
We have an ongoing hosting, maintenance, support and adhoc development contract, allowing us to work closely with FSS towards expanding and improving functionality, performance and user experience.
The new website is built on Drupal 7x and we continue to develop custom modules to enhance default capabilities and enable required functionality.