Content is Queen, still
We started this project off with getting lots of content together first. To build out the best site that matches the energy in the center, we knew we would need lots of images of the kids and instructors to guide our decision making with bringing the brand's story to life.
Win before the fold!
Part of our design direction was to use fullscreen video throughout the site wherever possible. For the home page, we decided to use a few snippets and add a gradient overlay to match the rest of the website. Most importantly, as soon as you come to the homepage there is motion, there is life. This encourages users to continue to explore the platform and learn even more from what this institution is bringing to its community.
Exercising the Overlay
The overlay is one of our favorite playgrounds for custom websites. Usually a menu is shown on the overlay and a hamburger menu is selected to access this area. Due to the number of programming options at the center, we tried to find a nice, compact way of sharing this information immediately with nice visuals. Our biggest concern was displaying too much text which would possibly discourage users from continuing their exploration. In the overlay, the users are able to scroll the list of over 20+ programming options.
20+ Page Website
Hi-resolution photography, HTML5 fullscreen videos, menu overlays, a custom map of the Greenmount West Community with map markers by way of the MapBox API, and more features.
Greenmount West CC Website
Site Design + Development: Montier Kess
Photography: Von Lee
Photography Workshop Facilitator: Von Lee