DVA home page

The DVA is a new initiative of a group of UK organisations with a common interest in sending diaspora volunteers to support projects in their countries and continents of origin. DVA staff approached GreenNet with a brief to build a website that could quickly provide an online presence for the Alliance – a space for them to publicise the initiative’s aims, and stimulate interest from potential volunteers and diaspora organisations. At the same time, the project had to recognise that DVA’s web journey is in its early infancy, and will certainly need the flexibility to grow and change as the initiative takes new directions in the future.
GN worked with DVA to devise a simple site structure that wouldn’t be too onerous for them to populate in the busy first few months of their work. This was then implemented into a Drupal website along with a page design developed by wave, who made imaginative use of DVA photo stock and quotes from returning volunteers. In this first phase of the site’s evolution there is a static map to show the geographic reach of the Alliance’s partners. The next phase will see this transforming into an animated interactive map that provides much more detail on each of the countries that the DVA is active in.

Support and development tickets

Launching your web site may mark the end of a long and weighty project. It's also the beginning of a new section in the life of the site – where it settles into getting on with its users. This commonly involves comments, feedback and occasional bug reports – many of which can be responded to with small changes by our developers. Luckily the GreenNet web projects team is on hand to support you and your website after the launch party is over and the project completion notes are written.

To make it easier to get help from us along the way we provide Support and Development Tickets that you can use to get help with just about anything, including things like:

  • adding the logo of a new funder
  • changing your address details in the site's footer
  • installing a new site traffic monitor
  • rearranging the blocks on a page
  • reordering a list of items by date rather than alphabetically
  • changing the Twitter feed that's featured on your home page

Ticket Prices

  • £45 (£37.50 excl VAT) for a single ticket for 1/2 an hour's help
  • £270 (£225 excl VAT) for 7 tickets (buy 6, get one free)