Main Consultancy Website
The initial work we provided for Oakdene Hollins was a fairly small website that promoted their capabilities as a respected consultant to Government departments, research organisations and industry. The theme was taken from their logo and printed material of the time with the icon of a cube of bubbles and became known as the 'green cheese' website in their office!
Part of the brief was to make the business relate to the personal relationship their clients would receive, so the lead staff would feature prominently. Rather than the usual boring corporate photos of smiling managers and business 'suits' shaking hands, however, we used a much more interesting profile of a full height photograph of staff in an dynamic pose.
This website lasted well for several years and we then created a new site in 2005 that was much larger and concentrated more on their areas of expertise.
When people talk about changing the design of something, they often talk of 'evolution' and 'revolution'. The latter is applicable to our own website - embarrassingly, we didn't change to the website you're currently viewing until 2013 - the old one had a life of 14 years and was entirely different. For the second-generation Oakdene Hollins website design, we kept some things very similar and made reference to others. So, the colour scheme is similar and the same staff portraits are reused albeit in a different format. We introduced new technologies such as Flash animations and a database of pdf files running from a CMS that helped Oakdene Hollins communicate their business. The current website for Oakdene Hollins is the third-generation site that focuses more on specific operational areas and moves away from individuals.