IP Builds Accessible Flash Site for Young Guns

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Young Guns is an artist management company representing a range of UK-based acts from string quartets to DJs. Intelligent Positioning were commissioned to rebuild the existing Flash-based web site with the aim of adding accessibility and empowering Young Guns with the ability to make updates and post content themselves.

IP were keen to use WordPress, thanks to its ease of use for content publishers. The finished site bears testament to the flexibility of the WordPress as a CMS and provides an excellent showcase for how far it can be pushed beyond a simple blogging platform. The original site content was re-architected around good, clean, search-accessible HTML markup. Elements of the original flash design were retained (to be used as animated backgrounds), with other transitions and animation added through Javascript. Of course, the site was designed to degrade gracefully for non Flash-supporting browsers to ensure a rich user experience across all devices.

The result is a site which accords with accessibility and SEO best practice and is fully manageable by the brand, without sacrificing any of the visual slickness of its predecessor.

Visit the new Young Guns Website