Created by Vets4Vets of Santa Cruz, SCVeteran Network is a website that offers a comprehensive look at resources and programs available to Veterans and their families residing in Santa Cruz County.
Vets4Vets Santa Cruz and VSO Santa Cruz has been trying to get this project off the ground for several years but were met with dead end after dead end.
Build a website that would take the most critical resources from the VA, Calvet, etc and simplify it for the user, reduce the amount of mouse clicking, and searching.
I helped refine the basic user interface, Vets4Vets wanted the main page to be a series of buttons or tabs that allowed the user to access what they need to.
The subsequent pages will have a similar look with buttons which reveal more information upon clicking.
The idea was to keep the color scheme fairly simple similar to the Department of VA and Calvet websites. Creating a sense of familiarity, and clarity.
Majority of the users are in an older demographic, and the client wanted to a font that was legible enough to not cause eye strain.
PT Sans was used in this instance, solving the legibility problem as well as not adding to the cost of the website.
Vets4Vets Santa Cruz and I collaborated on ways to create a space for users to find important resources such as Benefits without having to spend all day searching for it.
We decided on creating buttons that users can click on and it opens up to more information and links or videos if needed.
While this was a huge undertaking, and utilizing the Webflow CMS was the ideal way to organize it. Here's a few examples.
One of the key elements to this website are the buttons/tabs. Since this website is content rich (specifically text driven).
I decided to create buttons where the user would be able to click to reveal more information and hide it when they want to move onto the next button.