Case Study – Breast Cancer Now

Design, Development and Technical Support For Content Creators

Since 2017 I have worked primarily as Lead Developer and technical support supplier for Breast Cancer Now – formerly Breast Cancer Care. I work on the client’s main Drupal website, designed their forum and helped with a more recent website merger between two charities.

Key Areas Of Success

  • UI design for membership forum
  • Extensive UI improvements to brand website
  • Designed and built eLearning application
  • Improvements to website stability

Membership Forum Design and Branding

The charity provided a secure forum for cancer patients, an invaluable resource and opportunity for people to network with other members. The forum was managed by staff and health specialists, to assist with vital information and advice about health conditions relating to cancer.

The design of the forum needed to better match up with the client’s brand. My role was to prototype designs and style guides for developers. I had to work within the limitations of the forum platform, which was challenging.

Forum Style Guidelines: Created a prototype for developers of a standalone forum platform.

Charity Merger: Breast Cancer Care/Now

In 2019 the charity merged with Breast Cancer Now. Two Drupal websites had to be combined, which was a considerable task. There was also a branding change and I worked with a digital agency to manage both coding updates, content migration and support for staff.

I continue to support the client, carrying out a range of website tasks including improvements to the content management system. Ensuring Drupal remains a stable environment for staff and editors.

Project Info

  • Client: Breast Cancer Now
  • Role: Lead Developer
  • Active: 2017-Present
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