WordPress Website with Redesign

Adventures Online has been chosen to redesign the Bodkin & Mason, LLP website. Bodkin & Mason, LLP is a personal injury law firm headquartered in Worcester, MA.

Bodkin & Mason’s primary business requirements include:

  • A fresh, new design that meets the website standards of 2014
  • A website redesign that maintains a consistent look across platforms: desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
  • Ability for Bodkin & Mason’s staff to update the content, and even add content, and perhaps add pages, at will.
  • A redesign that gives a tone of strength, success, and modern
Bodkin & Mason HTML website

Bodkin & Mason HTML website (click larger before)

Bodkin & Mason’s current website is built using HTML, JavaScript, and PHP (for behind-the-scenes processing of forms). Pull-down menus display as the cursor rolls over main menu items on tabs across the top. Most pages include content with a related images and each page links to other pages in the website.

Website Solution

The redesigned website will be built on a WordPress platform. Building the website on WordPress was an obvious choice in order to accomplish two of Bodkin & Mason’s goals:

  • A website design that maintains a consistent look across platforms: desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones.
    This is called a responsive design. The consistent look across platforms is accomplished via the underlying infrastructure of the design and the lengthy and complicated style sheets that are built into the most recent versions of WordPress.
  • Ability for Bodkin & Mason’s staff to update the content, and even add content, and perhaps add pages, at will.
    The WordPress package comes with built-in tools for maintaining content; content on pages and content in a blog. Staff use a simple dashboard of icons to bold, italicize, and indent content, create bulleted and numbered lists, upload photos and PDFs, create  links, and more!

Bodkin & Mason’s other two goals are accomplished via the new website design.

Bodkin Mason WordPress website

Bodkin & Mason WordPress website (click larger after)

  • A fresh, new design, that meets the website standards of 2014
    • The width of the website page has been enlarged in order to match popular 2014 designs
    • The font has been changed from a stiff Times New Roman to a more modern font
    • A popular slide-out search button was added to the right of the top menu. The search box does not display until the button is clicked. Then it displays overlaying the design below the top menu. Upon clicking “Enter”, it scrolls away and the search results page displays.
    • The top menu still uses pull-down menus, but the style of the menus and the displays upon roll over and clicking have been updated to be consistent with popular menus on modern websites.
  • A redesign that gives a tone of strength, success, and modern
    • A tone of “strong, successful and modern organization” has been accomplished via the fonts, colors, images, components and functionality of the newly designed website. Prior to the design concept being created, research was done with regard to the look-n-feel and functionality of the websites of other successful personal injury law firms. This new design for Bodkin & Mason aligns with and exceeds the website offerings of those law firms.
    • Components that contribute to giving that tone are: the large graphic background, silhouette image of Bodkin & Mason on home page, use of deep, rich blue color, use of modern components like the slide-out search

The newly designed website is currently being built on a WordPress platform. More when the website redesign is launched!

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