Website Design

Gay Buddhist Fellowship

The challenge was to fix an outdated and broken website. With a large membership to appease, things needed to be simplified, categorized, and made clear.

Gay Buddhist Fellowship of San Francisco approached us to rethink their entire website. The old website was a hodgepodge of information that was difficult to navigate. They wanted a clean, modern website with simple, straightforward navigation. We also had to provide access to more than 10 decades of audio recordings.

Rethinking Direction

We too inventory of what was on the site and categorized everything. We then divided this into main categories that we displayed on the homepage. Rather than depend on the menu at the top of the page, visitors would now be able to dive into the topic of their choice directly from the home page widgets we created.

Giving Should Be Simple

GBF’s donation page was a mess and it wasn’t clear how to make a donation. We moved the donation button up to the top of the page and customized it so that it wasn’t a standard PayPal donation button but instead complimented the aesthetics of the entire site. We made donating a direct and simple process.

Calling All Speakers

The GBF calendar page consisted of a paragraph of text introducing upcoming speakers … no photos, no bios, no info. We automated their calendaring process, allowing for a rich calendar that displays the upcoming talent to speak at their events which includes the speaker’s photo, bio, and ticketing information. The speakers listed are automatically updated and adjusted based on the current date so that only upcoming speakers are featured at the top. The page also features  boxes with location information and a direct link to zoom for participants.

Membership Has Its Perks

GBF is incredibly connected. It is a fellowship after all. But their old contact page consisted of only text and it wasn’t even formatted that nicely. We created a new contact page with boxes highlighting the variety of methods in which to interact with GBF. Now, signing up for their email list, joining their google group, adding oneself to the member directory, or sending a donation by mail couldn’t be more clear or any easier. 

Next Steps

Have 1111 Designs rethink your outdated membership site and make life easier on all of your staff, your members, and yourself.

Visit the Gay Buddhist Fellowship website to view our work.