Optimized from the Ground Up
Uncorked handled both the front and back end development of this project from the ground up.
The global focus of the site, which included areas where internet coverage is less than reliable, required that load times be minimal without sacrificing the quality of the projects themselves. This, along with a focus on cross-browser, cross-device, and cross-cultural compatibility, meant that every aspect of the site had to be considered and optimized to provide the richest experience possible—regardless of device or location. While there are optimization tools and techniques, our design and development team worked together to create a process unique and tailored to the site. Images maintain their aspect ratio, without cropping, across all device types. This was particularly challenging given the responsive nature of the site. Yet our team built a system that displays the best images based on the device and device orientation, as well as connectivity.
We tailored our Galapagos CMS to account for specific use cases too — including multiple rounds of grantees and portrait/landscape imagery, videos, location, and more. Through all of it, the CMS is built to easily manage change, whether it is reordering a series of photos, editing captions, or adding a new round of grantees.
We’re exceptionally proud of the collaboration with all the photographers and partners.
There’s no better starting point than the Arab Documentary Photography Program site.