Colin Buchanan are a leading transport, planning, urban design and economics consultancy. Alpha Omega were brought in to implement a design provided by Rife Designs, London, and to provide a bespoke CMS (Content Management System) to enable Colin Buchanan to maintain and manage the website. Rife created a modern and progressive new design that offers a flexible layout yet remains true to the company’s existing communication material. Colour-coded areas help differentiate sections and help clarify the cross linking of content.
The CMS empowers Colin Buchanan’s administrators (with varied access levels) to create, edit and delete pages, images and sections. It provides comprehensive flexibility in the ability to associate complete pages and/or sections, to each other, independently of the main site structure, in a simple and intuitive way. These associations show the end user the different internal resources used on any particular project or service.
As with the rest of the site, the illustrative recruitment section shows the company as a friendly, people focused firm. Taking its cue from the engineering aspect of their work, the blue print illustrations show how Colin Buchanan is focused on creating a platform for it’s employees from with they can grow or rather, launched into the stratosphere.
The redesign and build resulted in a 180% increase of visits to colinbuchanan.com and has been steadily improving since. Colin Buchanan’s clients and staff alike have lauded the new site as a great success. Having a user-friendly CMS means they now keep the content fresh and up-to-date and have made a concerted effort to improve the images of their projects.