Northwest Paralyzed Veterans of America is a nonprofit organization that serves catastrophically disabled American Veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. Their primary function is to advocate for these veterans at the local, state and federal levels of government.
The organization requested a redesign of their previous website. The final deliverable consisted of a complete upgrade of the structure, layout, style, color scheme, navigation, and informative content. Additions include a unique header, photo gallery, many internal and external links, a dynamically linked calendar, resource pages and many other features.
The web design is focused on accessibility and consistency, with large, concise and easy to read text, current and relevant information, good contrast (visibility), a large and prominent navigation menu, a distinct header, sectional layout and footer on every page, a right sidebar (on most pages) with related resource links, carefully balanced redundancy, high quality images, and a very large quantity of well-functioning internal/external links.
The site was intentionally built with hand-coded HTML, rather than a CMS, to attain the cleanest and most efficient performance by reducing the extra load on the database. Blogs are more dynamic, requiring larger data storage and retrieval than comparatively more static websites. A separate, linked blog site was produced for this purpose, rather than bog down the website with unnecessary code.
The current website is fast, clean, current, relevant, unique, accessible, responsive, and high performing. It can be viewed at http://nwpva.org.