All-inclusive facility that combines many different areas of medicine. Some of services include family practice, women's health, walk in care, in-house lab services, and urgent care.
Initially, the client wanted to change only the design of the current website. The goal was to make it modern and user-friendly. Having examined the website, we also suggested changing the website structure a bit.
The works started with the structure reconsideration: we rebuilt the menu in the header and separated the “Procedures” category. The older website mixed the content on “Conditions” (symptoms of illnesses) and on “Procedures” (ways of treatment). Now these categories are divided.
We also played a little bit with the “More” button: when you hit it, it opens some kind of a drop-down submenu with more info about the Foothills Medical Center.
We decided to use illustrations to show the center’s specialization, basic services, and procedures. It’s an optimal visual solution for such sphere as healthcare.
- Illustrations are made in conformity with the website color palette and contain vivid color accents. It helps to draw a user’s attention and to make pages more eye catchy. Except a vivid red color, we added more calm green color into illustrations.
- We created minimalistic images to show center’s procedures. Pictures were made in the isometric style according to the modern trend in web design
- Illustrations help to show some specific medical instruments without unnecessary realistic details
The website interface was created in compliance with the idea of a clean and bright look. We used mostly white and grey shadows with the addition of blue and green accents. The palette was developed according to the users’ associations with the healthcare sphere. The Inner pages appearance became more user-friendly due to “Procedures” and “Conditions” separation. Now it’s easier for a user to find a necessary information. This is very important - especially for healthcare - to provide a client with a correct data in an accessible way.
We made the design responsive, and now it looks good across all kinds of devices. The mobile version became more user-friendly, too. Thanks to the new structure, this version provides a quick access to the website content.
The website is built with Drupal 7, and the client is happy with its functioning. The main challenges were connected with the website restructuring.
As we’ve already mentioned, the old website was not user-friendly and it was rather hard to find the necessary information among the menu’s categories clattered with info. We rebuilt the complicated category structure into a vocabulary-like user interface. For example, there are now two taxonomy vocabularies - Procedures and Conditions - instead of the existing one (Procedures). Each vocabulary has its own subcategories and it’s much easier to find a specific info right now.
The next challenge was the website’s videos. The medical videos - about several hundred! - are kept on the third-party service and we had to create a node for each video to make them available on the Foothills website. With the help of the widget ViewMedica, we tuned up the integration between the third-party service with videos and the Foothills website. Each video has up to 30 subcategory tags. That is what a content-heavy website looks like!
The Procedures pages menu works on-the-fly now. With the help of Vue.js on the front end and REST API on the back end, there is no page reload anymore.
We especially liked this project because Drupal is perfect for healthcare: it easily bears with a lot of content, it’s fast, and even a complex website can be run by a non-programmer - that is what our client needs. And the possibility to decouple Drupal and use the most modern technologies make it even better.