Judicial Watch approached me in 2011 to get their web presence up to date. What began as an inventory and reskin project grew quickly into a full platform overhaul. The goal was to both simplify the administrative process for the Judicial Watch staff and to focus on user experience to make JW's archives of curated content easily accessible and relevant.
We did our best to think of everything, and trust me there was a lot to think about. The site was rebuilt on a WordPress platform for reliability, power, and ease of use. Each scrap of content was mapped and reorganized, wireframes were designed and refined, and the organization's many sub-brands and publications were reimagined under a new extensive style guide. The finished product has made Judicial Watch stronger, realigning their online credibility with the impeccable standards of the overall organization.
When you visit the site be sure to note a few achievements that are really unique. The homepage is designed to serve the site's latest content, suggest posts worth sharing, and provide a "Brief" overview of JW's highest priority items. You can check out up-to-the-minute info from JW's social networks along with other pertinent information in quick-view dropdowns, delve into the archives where related stories are recommended as you browse, and even create a myJW account where a member's dashboard helps catalog her interests and lets her save stories to read later.
I'm very proud of the new JudicialWatch.org. A special thanks to Jeremy Wynn for his impeccable development of the site and to the JW staff for the incredible opportunity. I hope you'll check it out and share your thoughts @brianathey #JudicialWatch.