What was needed:
This client came to us with an amazing project. They’d found as many Hawaiian land activists as they could and sat them down for interviews to discuss their experiences in planning grassroots protests and fighting for the land that is so integral to Hawaiian culture and people. Now, they wanted to post these interviews on a searchable site that would be easy to navigate, in the hopes that younger generations will watch and be inspired to keep up with the cause.
What we did:
When they came to us, we knew that as a nonprofit organization costs would have to stay down, and their site would have to be simple and clean to stay focused on driving home the purpose. We searched far and wide and found a great WordPress theme that features video embeds as blog posts so they could use Vimeo to host their videos, but still feature them in a way that looked beautiful and loaded quickly. It took some customization to make the posts searchable in the manner that they are (by time period, land area, and activist), but we devised a plan using categories and tags to make the site as automated as possible.
As Hawaiians and artists it’s not often we get to work on web projects so connected with our roots, but this is no doubt one of our most rewarding sites to date.