Dallas Learning Solutions
Dallas Learning Solutions creates and delivers online e-Learning material for colleges and universities across the country. Their previous site had been band-aided together over a number of years and was difficult to maintain because of the volume and complexity of the content.
DLS engaged Creative Cat Media as the team to re-organize the content and site structure, and to build and maintain their new Joomla! site. We worked closely with a separate agency that provided the visual design and branding.
Working with the design firm, we selected a theme that would best accommodate the look and feel, and allow for a rich set of functionality. We also made significant modifications with CSS to several plugins that allow us to create custom forms and accordion-style drop-downs. Most forms are specific to each page, and send data directly to DLS’ SalesForce account to track specific campaigns.
Site features include:
- Interactive animated home page slider
- Custom forms
- Custom accordion-style drop-downs
- Integration of videos and interactive activities
- Responsive layouts
Given the nature of DLS’ target audience, it was a must for the site to be viewable on multiple devices. We selected a Joomla! theme that had many built-in responsive features, but we had to make significant CSS changes to the theme in order to implement the design firm’s look and feel. The end result is a site that fluidly transforms from small smartphones, to tablets, to laptops, to desktops. On phones and tablets, changing from horizontal to vertical orientation also provides a smooth user experience, utilizing all available screen space in the best way possible.