We have created many websites for clients over the years and have developed a way of working that suits most maritime companies and delivers individualised, bespoke websites at a reasonable price.
The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) is the global voice of marine insurance and wanted a website that reflected its high profile position on the international maritime stage. The website needed to show case the workings and activities of IUMI to the industry at large; allow protected information to be available to its members only; incorporate a large, searchable library of presentations; act as repository for internal committee papers; and manage and issue a regular newsletter.
We began by reviewing the existing site and collecting requirements for the new site from a range of IUMI and related sources. Armed with this, we produced a detailed specification including a comprehensive site-map where we recommended the optimum arrangement of sections and pages.
Once accepted, we developed a schedule of timings, activities and responsibilities.
We outsourced the new design to a trusted partner who developed a comprehensive set of page designs which followed the established brand guidelines. Once accepted, these were turned into wire-frames to allow the developer to follow the new design.
We sourced information and wrote the copy for each new web page. We also secured suitable images.
Using another of our trusted partners, the new website was built to incorporate all of IUMI’s demands. This was an iterative process and we involved IUMI at regular stages to ensure they were completely happy with the process.
We populated the new site with all relevant copy, images, downloads, passwords and other features including an innovative newsletter management system.
Hosting and maintenance
We ensured the new site was built on an intuitive content management system. IUMI has full access allowing them to make any changes they wish without incurring any additional cost.
We also arranged for the new site to be hosted on a globally accessible and fully secure third-party hosting facility.
IUMI now has a state-of-the-art, comprehensive website which also acts as a public and private document repository and library. It is a fitting shop-window for a forward thinking organisation.