Coinciding with the Centenary of ANZAC, PreviousNext were engaged by the Trustees of the ANZAC Memorial for the design and redevelopment of the Memorial’s website on the Drupal content management system.
Paramount to the success of this project was the improved online presence of the ANZAC Memorial, to be achieved through the development of an appealing and engaging design to replace their existing site. The new website would serve as the Memorial’s online connection to the general public, encouraging interaction and enhancing the profile and reputation of the Memorial as the central focus point for community remembrance and commemoration.
With definition complete, early phases of the project focused on information architecture and user interface design. PreviousNext delivered a responsive, image-centric design and provided a framework for the memorial to first improve their online presence, then gradually build content and functionality over time. The Memorial now has the potential to showcase its collection of historical objects online, making the collection available to those who are unable to visit. Additionally, the new site allows the Memorial staff to easily and quickly update content, allowing them to showcase news and events as they happen.
With a complete overhaul to the existing site and the implementation of Drupal as the new CMS, PreviousNext provided the ANZAC Memorial with a stable, scalable, flexible and easily maintainable platform, showcasing what the Memorial has to offer now and in the future. Finishing the build in late 2014 and launching in February 2015, future project phases are intended to be carried out, with a strong desire to incorporate user generated content and provide interactive and engaging resources around the Memorial, its collections and programs.