The website we had before was in desperate need of a makeover. We needed a functional website, that was clear, informative, easy to navigate and attractive. We also wanted flexibility to adapt texts and content where necessary, without any complicated processes.
Andalucia Web Solutions worked very efficiently, keeping us updated at all stages.
The team at Andalucia Web Solutions have been privileged to design and build a completely new website for the World Alliance for Innovation (WAINOVA).
Innovation is a pretty important topic, in fact, it is a key element in the success of society - without innovation there is no growth - it is the vital spark of all human improvement and progress and the specific instrument of entrepreneurship.
WAINOVA was created in 2005 with a specific mission: "To contribute to the world's economic and social development by promoting innovation, technology transfer and the establishment of technology and innovation-based companies."
Members of this global alliance are associations of Science Parks, technopoles and innovation-based business incubators - membership is obtained by invitation only. WAINOVA has created the world's most powerful innovation network integrating close to 2000 innovation places, 2500 Research-Development centers and over 2.5 million people.
WAINOVA wanted their website to be the ultimate in simplicity - no clever tricks, no singing and dancing just good design, with a clean and easy to use interface that reinforces their corporate image. They also wanted to be able to update the site themselves with news items, events, members etc so the site was built in Drupal which is an open source content management system.
Initially released in January 2001, Drupal is the chosen back-end system for many websites worldwide, ranging from personal blogs to large corporate sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. Although Drupal offers a very sophisticated programming interface, you don't need any programming skills to update your website once it is built. In fact, within just a couple of hours of tuition the staff at WAINOVA headquarters were adding to and updating content on their website. With its rich text editor Drupal lets you italicize words or bold them and easily copy and paste text - nothing more complicated than you would expect to find in software like Microsoft Word.
WAINOVA are really happy with their new website "It meets all of our goals, and is extremely user-friendly. We are very pleased with the final result."