The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society was looking to update the look, feel and function of their existing site. The society has long-term plans to create a members-only area with access to some of their extensive library as well as an eCommerce area for some of their workshops and “archaeo-kits”. After some discussion, it was decided that we would implement a multi-stage site re-design starting with the move from a stand-alone HTML site to one based on WordPress. The original site contained a lot of reference material; however it wasn’t all easily accessed, so this for this initial phase, I focused on usability and clean lines for the site. Later stages for the site may include the previously mentioned members-only area and eCommerce sections, all which are possible on their new WordPress site.
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society felt a strong tie to the colour and design of their existing logo – a “Grandfather Rock” image common to Saskatchewan archaeology – so the goal, design-wise, was to ensure that all of the new elements of the site worked to support the logo.
The original site:
The redesigned site:
Design: Customized template on the Genesis Framework