CR home

CR has been growing its archive of peace building resources - articles, briefings and its own journal series, Accord, for nearly 20 years. And although their old website  was able to contain most of the content, managing it and finding it was becoming increasingly unwieldy.

By the time CR came to GreenNet, they had already decided that they wanted to rebuild their website with a CMS. But the new structure and functionality of the site were not yet clear. We worked with CR staff to devise a new information architecture for the site, and from there moved onto a content classification plan.

Given the diversity of the content and the complexity of the categorisation system, there was a real danger of the site drifting back into a multi-tiered labarynthine confusion of sections and sub-sections. We met that challenge by combining imaginative use of new content display devices such as accordion listings and tabbed  views, with cross referenced relevant content from other sections.

This resulted in Work Programme pages that have a deceptively simple layout and design, fronting a well organised (and findable) array of diverse content.

Other features of the site include an Apache Solr search drilling through the  news and resources section,  newsletter subsciptions dovetailing with Mailchimp, and online mapping of all CRs global conflict resolution and policy work.

Web projects

GreenNet web projects are all about planning, designing, building and hosting websites that work for you and the issues you’re working on.

The GreenNet web team have worked for more than ten years building websites for NGOs, campaigns, social enterprises, development projects, ethically-minded freelancers and community groups. And we just get better and better at doing it which means a) all the work that is done in the name of one web project gets shared for the benefit of all subsequent projects and b) we're now the best we ever have been so there's never been a better time to ask us to build a site for you!

GreenNet web project basics

Every project is different but there are some pretty consistent threads running through all the sites we build:

  • Transparent navigation
  • Accessible content for both people and search engine robots
  • Simple data structures for organisations to update
  • Effective tools for collaboration between workers
  • Engaging spaces for supporters to interact with your work

 

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