The centre for library design and innovation: a resource for planning and design, a database of library building projects and a marketplace for services.
Designing Libraries exists as an online-only entity. Therefore the website has to be accessible and easy to use - for both their staff and their audience.
Banner and promotion placement need to satisfy both advertisers and users; relevant to content and visible.
The database of libraries needs to be easy for staff to use, and for users to navigate.
SEO optimisation is, as always, important.
Libraries Database Filter
Previously, users were faced with an extremely complicated filter form: over 30 inputs were available.
Working with Designing Libraries, we were able to winnow this list down to several simple-to-navigate fieldsets; logically expanding sections of the form to meet users' needs without overwhelming them.
As part of our Content-First process Wholething re-designed the extant data-heavy library listing pages to be readable while not losing any of the extant data.
We worked intensively with Designing Libraries to create a data-entry template that satisfied their staff by avoided the toll of completing dozens of fields while keeping accurate data.