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EDUCATION WEBSITE DESIGN:

NEW ZEALAND ASSOCIATION FOR THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

The Mission

www.nzate.org.nz

New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English (NZATE) is a national organisation serving the teaching community. NZATE’s complex website requirements included a membership portal for members to access exclusive resources and discounts, a robust event module to handle workshops and conferences and an online shop for members and non-members to access materials.

Platform: WordPress

responsive web design for academic association

The Client

The New Zealand Association for Teachers of English (NZATE) is a national governing body of English teachers in New Zealand. They provide an array of services for their members, including a national conference, workshops, resources and a quarterly magazine.

The Project

NZATE’s existing website was designed by an agency that allowed them little control of their own updates and was slow on delivery and communication.

NZATE needed a website that would enable their staff hands-on ability to make their own updates. They needed a portal where member teachers and schools could access restricted information and membership discounts. They needed the ability to promote and run registrations for their conference and functions.

The Process

An Emphasis on Branding

NZATE has invested in beautiful, Maori-inspired branding. This provided a cornerstone for the overall look, working a variety of graphic elements into headers and footers.

The Design Phase

Wireframing was done on Photoshop to plan the hierarchy of the website’s many features. The new website was staged on a new web host. The existing url was redirected when the completed site was signed off by the client.

The Product

Membership Portal

The NZATE website serves as their membership database. Members are able to choose and apply for their membership online. Once granted, the member will have access to member’s only areas of the website and receive special discounts on resources. Mailchimp integration coordinates the membership list with the mailing list.

Online Shop

An online shop makes resources available to members and non-members. Integration with the membership portal allows some content to be available only to members or for members to receive shop discounts.

Event Management

NZATE host regular training opportunities and conferences. A robust event management module makes it possible to register and pay for workshops, dinners or training functions.