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project :: brady & associates redesign

by Kayla on June 8, 2010 in Portfolio,websites

Every now & then, I have the privilege of working with local {Kansas City} clientele. Although my KC clients are a fraction of my clientele, their projects are the most extensive. And Brady & Associates was my most extensive website project to date.

Brady & Associates has been providing staffing productivity benchmarking and variance resolution services to hospitals for more than 25 years. And {like me} the majority of their clients are not based here in Kansas City. With serving more than 600 hospitals across the U.S. and throughout Europe and the Middle East, Brady & Associates’ website is a fundamental representation of their business to current & prospective clients.

When Brady & Associates contacted me, they already had a website. Each page {of their previous site} contained various elements that were pieced together, and they desired a more consistent flow. Their flash-based navigation was not optimized for SEO. The homepage featured a continuously scrolling list of hospitals served, which was created in Flash {with no SEO juice added} and could be a distraction to visitors {since it did not give users the option to pause or slow the scrolling movement}. And one of the rudimentary elements for branding was completely missing from the site: the Brady & Associates logo. The site had no Content Management System, so a web developer was required to make any content changes. Needless to say, bradyinc.com was ready for a makeover {and a CMS}.

The brady & associates old homepage.

Our main objective was to create an overall professional design that flowed smoothly from page to page & could be updated by the client. After thoroughly examining several Content Management Systems, I concluded that SilverStripe was the best CMS for the Brady & Associates redesign. I was impressed with SilverStripe’s extensive list of built-in features and it could easily be customized to meet every objective and feature Brady & Associates wanted and needed.

The brady & associates logo has a retro-modern look.

The logo for Brady & Associates is a great retro-modern design and needed to be prominently displayed on the redesign. Brady & Associates still wanted animation on the homepage, but we did it smarter {with SEO juice} & more user-friendly. I dipped into Flash {for the first time} and created an animated presentation highlighting why Brady & Associates is the hospital benchmarking choice {with complimenting HTML}. In the sidebar, I added animated client testimonials, with fade transitions, using JavaScript {and the animation pauses when you hover over a testimonial}.

A members only area was created to capture leads and reward members {those who register} with insider information {a win-win for members & Brady & Associates}. HTML templates were created to mimic PDF resources for reading secure information within a web browser and to make them searchable within the site. A self-assessment questionnaire was created, which calculates the visitor’s answers and assesses their need for new benchmarks. A drop-down navigation was integrated that could dynamically be updated as content was added to or dropped from the site. And since the previous site had a lot of content in different places, redirects had to be created – so that search engines recognized the new content & visitors {using old links} would be directed to the new content.

As I mentioned earlier, there was a lot to the Brady & Associates website redesign, and those are just the highlights.

The redesigned brady & associates website.

See the live site → bradyinc.com

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