Most of us visit the website of the city or municipality we live in. In many cases you will not make it past the homepage without feeling lost because of the massive amount of information and choices. This we wanted to change.
In the summer of 2013 the Municipality of Pedersöre, located on the west coast of Finland, decided to renew their website with the help of us at Gambit. Their current site was outdated, cluttered and difficult to keep up to date. Just like all municipalities in Finland, Pedersöre offers a wide array of services to people of all ages. This results in a website containing thousands of pages.
When dealing with a large amount of pages, finding effective ways to structure content becomes even more important. Together with a working group, our team helped form a better way of handling content, without sacrificing design and usability.
The first and most straight-forward change was to keep the main navigation simple and easy to find. Six main categories define the top structure of the site. For the following level we decided to use visual menus. Professional photos of familiar people and places help guide visitors in the right direction. The flexible structure of Silverstripe allows the customer to use these visual menus on any level they may be necessary, leaving them in full control of the site.
- 1 March 2014