An award-winning Umbraco solution
The site is built on Umbraco, a flexible open-source content management system, with our expertise as Umbraco Platinum Partners making it the perfect choice. Umbraco is both easy to use and extremely flexible, and places no constraints on design, so it’s future-proof for the charity.
The site is fully optimised for all devices, with lightning-fast loading times and a well-considered layout for each and every element.
Previously, search functionality was poor, so we implemented a significantly improved advanced site search that surfaces relevant content, allowing users to find resources quickly, and reducing the manual effort previously required by staff.
We incorporated a series of calls to action on the homepage to link to key areas of the site, and implemented a megamenu style navigation to enable users to browse more intuitively. The ‘Support Us’ button also features prominently within the header to include wider information about partnerships and fundraising, as well as encouraging increasing charitable donations.
A key requirement across the web estate was to implement Single Sign-On with Salesforce, allowing users to use a single set of credentials to log into each YST website. This offers a more personalised, flexible UX, while also reducing the burden on content managers by ensuring a single source of truth is maintained for data like programmes, events, and schools.
YST hosts a number of events as well as acting as delivery partners to promote events for third-party organisations. Users can now see all event listings pulled through Salesforce, filterable by title, description, location, and date, and these can be registered for within Salesforce too.