The Kids Intensive Care and Decision Support (KIDS) website was developed to replace the old website WMPRS (West Midlands Paediatric Retrieval Services) when the department went through re-branding and is aimed for both the public and health professionals.
KIDS operate from the Paediatric Intensive Care Units of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the University Hospital of North Staffordshire. They are a skilled Paediatric Intensive Care team which assist in the treatment of critically ill children, both before and during transfer to intensive care.
The website provides leaflets and guidelines in various formats i.e. PDF’s, Excel etc and are available to view online or be downloaded.
There is also a ‘News‘ area on the website which provides details on Events, Updates to documents, Interviews etc.
The ‘Project Manager’ overlooking the re-branding process forwarded me an email which was sent to him from a ‘Graphic Designer’ which was creating the new KIDS logo.
“The ‘Project Manager’ had asked the ‘Graphic Designer’ to mock-up a site on Photoshop based on a pencil drawing.”
When I received the mock-up of the KIDS new website from the ‘Project Manager’, I was given 12 working days to get the website looking like the mock-up, functioning and ready for launch – I knew I had a challenge ahead of me! With no budget available and a Windows based machine in front of me, I used whatever resources I had available.
“It was time to pull out all the stops and show them what I can do!”
- Colour scheme of the website follows the KIDS logo
- The template used was Atahualpa by Bytesforall
- Various plugins were used to get the homepage to look like the mock-up.
- Photoshop created background hover-over and shadow images
After a lot of research, coding and styling the KIDS website went live.
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