Clarity Partners’ web team has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association in the 2023 MobileWebAwards for their outstanding work on three recent projects.
The Winning Projects
Cook County Public Defender’s Office – Best Government Mobile Website
Clarity was tasked with redesigning and re-platforming the PDO website, to which the team implemented a drastically different look for the homepage, basic pages, and other site features. In addition, Clarity migrated all web pages, images, document, and other digital media to the new Drupal 9 CMS. This includes a new modern look, easier content administration, enhanced search, improved web accessibility, and a modular page-building feature using Site Studio. Site studio was used to build multiple interactive components throughout the site. Clarity trained the PDO team on how to use the new site and they are now building their own pages with pre-selected layouts, banners, and widgets.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Best News Mobile Website
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) partnered with Clarity to design and develop a new digital presence within their existing primary Drupal website infrastructure. The new presence needed to leverage as much existing functionality as possible while still providing a distinct design and branding that appealed to a younger audience. It was also essential that the site be mobile-friendly; the expectation was that most users would access the site on a mobile device. The new presence would be called Blue Marble. The structure of the site is based on the sitemap provided by CCGA. This effort included a fully complete, end-to-end website, encompassing planning, design, development, and launch. In addition to Clarity delivering a site with all of the aforementioned requirements, Blue Marble is robust, secure, and well-designed, with the ability to enhance it well into the future.
Office of the Inspector General, City of Chicago – Outstanding Mobile Website
Clarity was engaged to redesign OIG’s primary website as well as two additional entities that existed as part of the site:
- OIG Information Portal: Public-facing dashboards, created to make complex information more comprehensible and readily available for the public to search for and visualize facts and statistics about Chicago’s police and public safety operations, City and OIG employees, the City Budget, etc.
- O’Hare Tip Line: A tool for members of the public, City employees, and contractors to provide confidential information to the OIG.
Using a WordPress CMS, Clarity redesigned each of the sites while ensuring OIG’s requirement that they share common branding, but be redesigned and rearchitected so that each site clearly communicated its purpose to website visitors, including residents and community groups. These sites were designed to be responsive on mobile devices as well as meet WCAG AA accessibility standards.
About Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help define the standard of excellence for online marketing. It has helped the online marketing community raise the bar for web development, using expert judges to review seven equally-weighted criteria to reward those who surpass the standard of excellence in this field.
About Clarity Partners
Clarity Partners is a Chicago-based, full-service management and information technology consulting firm that specializes in delivering comprehensive solutions to complex public sector and non-profit challenges. We provide management consulting, enterprise performance management, application development, website design and development, cloud solutions, project management, and IT staffing services to a diverse mix of businesses across the full spectrum of industries.