We were approached back in April by Dr Jennifer Heath of the Centre for Appearance Research UWE Bristol, who wanted us to develop a support website that was parent focused, peer informed and the first of its kind in the UK. The website was designed and developed as part of Dr Heath’s PhD research to provide a “One stop shop for parents and carers of children with burn injuries”. We knew from the moment we spoke to Dr Heath that this was an incredibly heart-warming cause and unlike anything we had to design in the past.
We needed to combine our skills and talent as Web Developers with the medical experience and research of Dr Heath and her peers to design something that was soft and caring in its brand, engaging and easy to navigate for the parents and carers, and incredibly informative in its detailed support. This took months of hard work, late nights, cups of coffee, site iterations, and rigorous testing to ensure the end result was exactly what Dr Heath wanted.
While building the site we had to make sure that every page and all of its content were optimised for Mobiles and Tablets, and as there are over 50 pages to the site, constant device testing was imperative in achieving this. With more and more content pouring in and a deadline only 2-3 weeks away, we worked day and night to make sure that we implemented every detail of the site to perfection, and overcame any unforeseen challenges along the way.
The 17th October 2018, National Burns Awareness Day came yesterday, and we launched supportingchildrenwithburns.co.uk!
The coverage of this site was huge, with features in the BBC, on HeartFM, at the UWE Bristol News Release, and on twitter from inspirational figures in the burns support community such as James Partridge and Katie Piper.
Everyone involved is super happy with the end result and we hope that it continues to be an invaluable resource for the world to see.
Thank you Dr Jennifer Heath and the CAR_UWE, and thank you to everyone at YellowRoad Designs involved with the development of this site!
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