Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

Website design & Development

Project Description

GCVS is the main development agency and advocate for voluntary and community organisations in Glasgow and one of the largest Council’s for the Voluntary Sector in the UK.

GCVS commissioned us to undertake a brand refresh, comprehensive information architecture review and content migration. There was a wealth of existing information and resources which required a consistent and highly structured approach. Key to this was ensuring that cross-departmental content was consistent in its messaging and yet clearly differentiated.

Our Solution

We developed a refreshed and flexible identity that could be applied successfully across a wide variety of materials and potential applications. We then used the identity refresh as the core of the website visual design. We knew that with such an information rich website the key was clarity and simplicity, establishing a clean and consistent visual style, employing iconography to differentiate content types and services.

We worked with the client to ensure that the architecture made sense from a user perspective and developed a robust information and layout hierarchy, that focussed on the key information users would be accessing and made them easy to locate and navigate.

Brand re-fresh

The obvious starting point for the project was with the brand refresh, to ensure that the visual style was carried through all elements of the website. We evaluated the current identity, consulted the client on the values of the organisation and their aspirations for the brand going forward.

Fully responsive layout

We knew that with such an information rich website the key was clarity and simplicity, establishing a clean and consistent visual style & employing iconography to differentiate content types and services. Using a strong grid system allowed for seamless transition to mobile and tablet devices.

Members Noticeboard

One of the key opportunities to engage the membership was through the development of a noticeboard, monitored by GCVS staff that allows members to login and post notices they want to share with the community.

Making a wealth of resources easily accessible

We worked with the client to ensure that the architecture made sense from a user perspective and developed a robust information and layout hierarchy, that focussed on the key information users would be accessing and made them easy to locate and navigate.

Brand refresh

Members noticeboard

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Filterable resources

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Community toolkit integration

Responsive design & build

Site-wide dynamic content feeds

Events management

Venue booking

From the outset Post Creative had a sound understanding of our needs as an organisation and the needs of our third sector audience We were patiently guided through determining our technical requirements and developing our content. When we encountered any challenges, they were quick to provide solutions and were extremely flexible and patient.

June Macleod

Web & Communications Officer, Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector

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