Our Work

The Botanic Garden of Smith College

Botanic Gardens at Smith College

The Botanic Garden of Smith College reached out to Elytra Design and Redfin Solutions to transform their highly dated html website into a responsive Drupal CMS site. They asked us to maintain the traditional essence of this 125 year old Botanic Garden. 

Solution and Results

After several weeks of research and discovery we began to implement a plan to bring not only the beauty of the gardens to the general public, but also the educational and research importance to the academic and scientific communities. 

The website launched with a beautiful, fresh design, featuring the magnificence of the gardens and conservatory, and with respect for its founding in 1895. This website is rich with photo galleries, events pages, news pages, a search the collections section, to name a few. The newly launched site is being received with praise by the Smith community of students and faculty, the local community of avid gardeners, and scientists and botanists at large. 

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The Peabody Museum at Harvard University

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard Universith

The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Harvard University first reached out to Elytra Design in 2008 when they were seeking a major redesign of their current, old-school html website. Since that time, as the changes in web design have advanced significantly, they have has asked us for two design refreshes, including a responsive website.

Solution and Results

Working closely with the team at the Peabody Museum, we aimed to create a web experience that honors their stewardship to one of the finest archaeological and ethnographic collections in the world, attract local visitors, and serve the academic community at Harvard and beyond.

We created a beautiful, responsive Drupal website with unique visual nuances, featuring the diversity of activities as well as the collections at the museum. From the large rotating hero image to the intuitive navigation, the website is inviting to explore. We also created a robust exhibit section which includes an online digital exhibition, using zoomify to enhance and enlarge their photographs. This site, while maintaining the traditional look and feel they wanted, continues to receive a lot of accolades, and is one we are very proud to have in our family.

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Judge Baker Children's Center

Judge Baker Children's Center

Judge Baker Children's Center reached out to Elytra Design for a redesign of their website, jbcc.harvard.edu. This upgrade was meant to be an interim to a bigger overhaul. They wanted new branding, bolder colors, restructured architecture, more dynamic content and a friendlier mobile experience. They wanted a refresh that would attract more of their target audience’s needs.

Solution and Results

In working with Judge Baker Children’s Center staff for a month period, we managed to provide all of their requirements in a way that not only surpassed and delighted their expectations, but also provided the ultimate solution they were looking for. This newly branded, bold and responsive website brings the many programs at Judge Baker to life through a highly simplified menu, pdf downloads, video and dynamic content. This was, in the end not an interim site, but the site they were planning in the next phase!

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The Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue

Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue

The Ikeda Center for Peace, Learning, and Dialogue reached out to Elytra Design for a redesign of their website, ikedacenter.org. We have been working with the Ikeda Center for over 10 years, initially building an html site, then later a CMS, and now they wanted to optimize their website for browser compatibility across all mobile browsers. So onward to transform their site to responsive, and also to bring new and innovative upgrades to the user experience.

Solution and Results

In working with the Ideda Center staff in the collaborative and team oriented way that we are custom to work, we upgraded their website with some newer and bolder branding, optimized for mobile viewing, and integrated more seamlessly with their social media sites. We created new sections for video and dynamic content. 

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