Médicins Sans Frontières have tasked us with rebuilding their blog website. Built for a very large global audience, this site needs to be flexible enough to work for the extensive range of individual users and organisations it serves. And, of course, it aims to reach many more as a result of the redevelopment and redesign. As a very positive charitable organisation, MSF are well suited to BrightLemon, with a large proportion of our client list dedicated to charities and health organisations.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group approached us with a request for the build of an internal online system to manage their musical theatre productions.
Owned and founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Really Useful Group is an international organisation that produces and coordinates his musicals. His musicals form a large part of the world’s major musical productions, therefore their management system needs to be intuitive enough to manage the large amount of information and data.
Creating an international education platform
After a succession of very positive education sector projects in 2013, we are happy to announce a new partnership to add to the list. It takes the form of a Drupal website project for the Saudi Arabia’s University of Dammam. The majority of our previous education projects have been for clients based in the UK - an exception being our work with China’s division of British Council where we built a site for English-learners with Chinese language capabilities.
80-90% of the end-user response time is spent on the frontend. Start there.
The performance golden rule
Reasons why we should spend time increasing the speed of the front end comes can be boiled down to...
...according to the the UK and Commonwealth’s outgoing Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathon Sacks.
We are all too individualistic, people do not care for each other like they used to, and the fundamental building blocks of society — such as marriage and the family — are no longer sacrosanct.
Is Lord Sacks correct?
And if so, what should be done about it?
Anyone who uses a design or layout program whether for web or print will undoubtedly at some point be using the program's font / type functions.
What's to know?
Type is type!
Well even as a novice, after a little digging around Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark, Indesign etc., you find menus and pallets full of options for generating, and formatting type.
Many of us understand enough to get by and rarely delve much deeper than changing font, size and colour.
Toby works on the Youth Music Network which reaches out to over 100,000 children via more than 300 music education projects across the UK.