Website Design: Launch Housing

In mid-2020, Launch Housing, a non-profit organization that provides shelter opportunities to those that are sleeping rough throughout Melbourne, needed assistance to help them with the redevelopment of their website.

Their brief was to create an easy to use, secure, and quick loading eCommerce enabled website. They also required the ability to manage it internally. It was a great honour to be entrusted with the task of rebuilding the website for them.

What we delivered was a fully responsive website, built within a decoupled platform for optimal performance and security, that also uses a Headless WordPress CMS.More specifically, this it was built using React.js framework, the latest in web technology framework developed by Facebook. This carry’s not only the benefit of advanced speed and security, but the flexibility to use many of the most commonly used CMS’s, which should please many an IT department.

Beyond the technological approach, it was just as important that we design a website that would work for Launch Housing’s distinct groups of website users. From people in need of support, to donors, to the general public wanting to find out more.

We wanted to help consumers to find information easily by improving site navigation and simplifying the path to service information.

For content, we redesigned the website to reflect the new branding and create a non-corporate look and feel. Launch Housing is a non for profit based in Melbourne, we wanted their website to reflect this. We achieved this through the use of hand-drawn elements and textures.

Another important element was creating a design and using photography that aims to change stereotypes about homelessness. Homelessness doesn’t look a certain way and Launch Housing is working to break down that stigma.

It was a pleasure to work with Launch Housing, to support their goal to end homelessness.

To view the website, or perhaps even make a donation to a great cause, click here.

If you like what we did for Launch Housing and would like to find out what we can do for you, contact us now!

“Richard, Chris and the team always kept our organisation’s goals and purpose at the heart of the project. Their genuine skill, extensive experience and good humour shined throughout every stage of website design and development,” – Davida Aerlic, Launch Housing Digital Marketing Specialist