MDBA wanted to build the resulting collection of stories and rich media, in a responsive and interactive way.
The audience for this project is diverse and scales from the broader public, to people living on the rivers, to an enthusiast or someone with a vested interest in the Basin. The site therefore needed to be engaging with content structured to speak to all audiences.
User Experience and responsiveness
Our initial approach was to build a static HTML site as it was thought content wouldn't be changing. Focusing on user experience and responsiveness, we broke up content into 5 themed areas, while taking advantage of the rich emotive imagery and video to tell the story.
In-house content editing
Having built the site in a specific way, we had to alter the existing front-end code and integrate with a Drupal back-end without compromising the visual design for the project’s phase 2. Our solution allows the MDBA to edit and create content on 99% of the site without developer assistance.
Our collaboration with the MDBA has resulted in a beautiful site which brings the past into present conversation, and allows people to consider issues from different periods to understand how the Murray Darling Basin is where it is today.