Healthydebate.ca

The scope is healthcare in Canada, and the topics are broad and varied. Zeitguys was initially engaged to bring this social media project from the pages of the research grant to full online reality in 2010, and then again in 2015 for the second iteration which saw a new healthcare stories component, Faces of Healthcare, incorporated into the otherwise comprehensive collection of socially engaging articles .

Our deliverables included:

  • Information architecture and UX design
  • Visual design and WordPress theme customization
  • Plugin research, implementation and customization
  • Custom plugin and widget development
  • Project management and testing
  • Documentation and end-user training

To facilitate the most effective presentation of the healthdebate article grid –for mobile as well as desktop screens– custom features were added to the adminstrative back end to allow authors to customize the excerpt that would be used to feature each article depending on the cell sized used to display it at the time. For example, when an article was new it would be showcased in a larger cell, and after time it would be displayed in a smaller placement. Each of these require different content lengths to remain readable.To boot, we have provided a “boosting” feature that allows the site admin

To boot, we have provided a “boosting” feature that allows the site admin personell to promote any article to feature placement should its subject matter become noteworthy at a later date.

 

each type of content is given a slightly different design layout to help visitors easily identify the type of content they are looking at, patient stories (top) presented with a more compelling personal photo and smaller blocks of content

 

articles and other post types include their own pertinent collection of meta data, such as date and author(s)