The YMCA Perth is a large distributed organisation that has a diverse set of requirements for their web presence all handled by multiple managers, sub managers and staff. Their previous website was built in a proprietary technology that was not only outdated but expensive to run, problematic to update and did not work in many devices. 

Functional Requirements

  • Regional Maps
  • Find a Y
  • Child Care Finder
  • Access Levels for Public, Members and Management
  • Events and Bookings
  • Online Donations with PayPal
  • Latest News
  • Social Media Sharing

The Design

We built a network of several websites to facilitate easy management and a unique look & feel for each YMCA Management area, while at the same time creating a corporate identity that spanned the entire network.

The Development

The new network of sites is built in Joomla! 3. We incorporated several key components including FocalPoint for Joomla! with extensive customisations and ongoing consulting to meet the different information management and access requirements of this diverse organisation.

The Outcome

The new YMCA Perth web presence is light years ahead of what they had previously. Aside from a full screen impact for their quality photography and messages and the ability to take donations online, the different management areas now have flexible control over the messages they need to communicate with their different audience segments, with top-down management options for expanding as needed.

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