Redesigning Trócaire's Website
Trócaire is the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. Set up by the Irish Catholic Bishops in 1973, they work with amazing people to bring about positive and lasting changes in some of the world's poorest places. We have been partnering with Trócaire for over 5 years now, migrating their website from CMS Made Simple to Drupal 6, then Drupal 7, then a responsive site, then ... basically, we do a lot of work with this great organisation.
This project was nominated for an Eircom Golden Spider award in the “Best Charity and Non-Profit Organisation Website” category.
Trócaire used to use a content management system called CMS Made Simple. Annertech migrated that website to Drupal in 2009. Two years later, Trócaire decided to redesign their website. The stunning new design was created by Trócaire's in-house designer; the rebuild and implementation was completed by Annertech. This project was a truly collaborative effort from both sides.
The new website was built using a mobile-first approach, to ensure that Trócaire could capitalise on the growing use of mobile devices to visit websites. They were one of the first organisations of their kind to do this and Annertech were very proud to be the agency implementing it.
Wherever possible we made use of modern best practices, paying particular attention to the site's usability and accessibility to ensure that the site is now WCAG 2.0 AA compliant, a rating we aim for with all of our projects.
Since the redesign, we have continued to work with Trócaire to provide on-going support to the website and add new features. One such feature was the creation of custom “landing pages” that can be re-used throughout the site for different campaigns. The first of these landing pages was created for the Lent 2014 campaign and can be seen here.
Having found us "extremely reliable and highly recommended", Trócaire's breath-taking newly redesigned site was launched in August 2011 and quickly shortlisted for not one, but two, Eircom Golden Spider Awards - "Best Charitable & Non-Profit Organisations" and "Best Online Campaign"!
We approached the guys at Annertech to move our website to a fast, reliable and secure platform - and we've never looked back since. Annertech set us up with a fantastic online donation system, a full online store and also integrated our website with our CRM. All their work was top notch, they provide solid support and are genuinely passionate about what they do. Most importantly, Annertech's work is reliable. Almost 3 years later and we're still working with them on new projects. Extremely reliable and highly recommended.