Source Galileo specialises in the development of large-scale sustainable energy infrastructure projects across multiple jurisdictions. They work closely with stakeholders, governments, and communities, taking renewable energy projects from initial ideas to fully-fledged, finished sites. As a rapidly growing company with expanding digital needs, Source Galileo needed a multi-site platform built on a scalable architecture that could respond to its changing needs. Piquant was commissioned with the task of designing and developing a website that not only showcases Source Galileo’s capacity but also ensures clear communication across multiple expansive high-value projects.
What we did:
- Web Design & Development
- Information Architecture
- Drupal Development
- Multi-site System Design and Development
- Brand Strategy
- Identity Refresh
DESIGN STRATEGY & USER EXPERIENCE — In crafting a new website, we aimed to serve two distinct end-user types: 1. those interested in Source Galileo and their offerings, and 2. those interested in specific projects that Source Galileo is undertaking. To address both audiences, we structured the website as a core site with a number of subproject node sites. This multi-site substructure allows each project to exist as its own standalone website with a unique domain, a tailored specific news section, and a project information block and timeline. This setup enables Source Galileo to present project-specific content clearly and cohesively to multiple defined project audiences. We designed the core site to deliver content that illustrates a broader overview of the capacity, business, and brand offering, incorporating the listing of project node sites as case studies. The consistent navigation across all sites allows for easy exploration of content in an effortless way.
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT — For the content management system, we opted for Drupal 10. The key strengths lay in its open-source nature and the scalability inherent in its atomic design, particularly beneficial for handling vast amounts of content and integrating add-ons seamlessly. Our approach involved the development of a multi-site platform, allowing the deployment of numerous node sites. These sites inherit atomic modules and styling from the core site, resulting in an efficient and cohesive management of multiple node sites. This not only streamlines the delivery process but also ensures a unified front-end user experience. We also developed a multi-input translation functionality. This feature facilitates both automated Google translations and professional editorial translations, ensuring that the content is accessible and understandable to identified audiences.
ACCESSIBILITY — The website was thoughtfully crafted to meet WCAG 2.1 AA standards, placing a strong emphasis on accessibility. Through an accessible front-end design and markup methodology, we ensured that users with diverse abilities can navigate and comprehend content effortlessly. In addition, we revamped the brand colour palette to align with accessibility contrast guidelines. This commitment guarantees an inclusive and user-friendly experience for all visitors, aligning with the highest accessibility standards.
PERFORMANCE & IMPACT — The newly launched website has revolutionised how Source Galileo engages with project stakeholders. With each project now having its independent site, acting as a dedicated dashboard, the platform greatly enhances opportunities for clear project communication and engagement, particularly during critical project stages. Given Source Galileo’s dynamic development cycle, which often demands tailored content and pages, the use of atomic website modules empowers the team to rapidly build, test, and deploy custom and professional content arrangements with remarkable speed and efficiency. Furthermore, the website maintains its commitment to top-tier accessibility and speed standards, ensuring an optimal user experience for all visitors.