Datum home page

During more than 50 years of work on construction for natural disaster preparedness, James Lewis has published numerous chapters and papers on vulnerability to natural hazards, corruption, island vulnerability), climate change, and their interconnections with socio-economic capacity and development. For years the bibliographic archive lived on a static website in long and difficult-to-manage lists. At the end of 2010 James asked GreenNet if we could rehouse the precious content in a new site - and make it easier to maintain.

We started out by rationalising the site sections and building them into a new Drupal site. Each publication was added to the database as a separate categorised record, to allow for alternate dynamic listings of publications. Sarah Macbeth created a new page design with more room to read and led by James's great photos.

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