Revealing our culture, values and favourite pieces of work in a website to be proud of.
Following our own brand refresh, we quickly
created a ‘temporary holding page’ which
seriously stretched the definition of
‘temporary’. We think we have a pretty
awesome culture, but if you aren’t in our office,
you would never know. We wanted
our new site to encapsulate what were
really like (brownies ‘n all) and also
showcase our hard work.
After over 300 hours of work, thousands of Photoshop layers and many,
many ‘creative discussions’ over how to synchronise form and function,
we launched our new site!
Here’s how we did it ...
The birth of our website
Bree and Rob return from meeting discussing importance of getting our new website sorted. Find Mark and Brendan have already started work on wireframes [cue twilight music].
14th March - 9am
Decide we are going to keep the site ‘very simple’ and will aim to have it live in three weeks.
14th March - 9.30am
Realise a three week turnaround is not going to happen. Vow to treat ourselves like we would any other client and follow our own process to the tee. Will we be our own worst client? Bets are on yes.
Wireframe concepts are approved, Mark weaves his magic and creates the first home page design concept.
Bree writes the content deliverables list and tries to palm most of the copy creation off onto Rob. Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t work.
Internal page designs are completed, however now we now decide to change the homepage. Designs shoot between Mark, Bree and Rob. Debate follows for most of the day.
Web development finally kicks off with a handover briefing for Nick, who starts with front end templating.
Bree despairs over finding the time to write remaining copy. Wears a track down the hallway going between the design and digital studios. Finally locks herself in the meeting room for half a day.
Bree finally finishes the portfolio page copy.
Rob asks Bree on status of the website launch. Bree gives deliberately vague answer knowing she still has more copy to write.
Nick is flat out with bug fixes, design amends and other changes. Manages to remain patient and stoic through the chaos. Champion.
Finally the site launches! There is still plenty of work to do, but the immediate awesome feedback and a site we’re really proud of makes all the hard work worthwhile.
What they said...
“I am impressed with the effort R&B have taken to gain an understanding of my industry in order to deliver a relevant and targeted web presence that sets a new benchmark in government websites. R&B are highly skilled at interpreting a written brief and delivering quality work that is spot on, first time, every time. You're a pleasure to do business with.”