The Living Wage Movement is a new campaign from Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation, emphasising the differences between the governments (lower) National Living Wage, and the Foundation’s published Living Wage, which people can actually live on. The project is signup citizens up to be active campaigners for the Living Wage.
I worked with my colleagues at Hands Up on this project delivered for Citizens UK and the Living Wage Foundation. Between us we did the design, implementation, hosting and ongoing support for the site, keeping it up even through several media appearances during the very busy Living Wage Week in 2015.
I was technical lead for the project and did the majority of the technical work.
We had to create, within a very limited budget, a campaign microsite with a number of ingredients, including integration with a third party campaigning tool; integration with a third party map, some custom types and a bespoke design but with as much editable content as possible.
Oh, and everything had to be super-efficient and responsive to work on devices of all shapes and sizes – which, it turns out, is tricky when you’re fitting text into circles!
We created a single, beautifully-responsive design that works well on all sorts of devices. It was a labour of love. But the client loved it and enjoyed working with Hands Up on the project.
The efficiencies we built in meant that the site stood up to high-load at busy times.
We even helped advise third parties on how best to implement parts of the site that were outside of our control.
The whole team we really pleased with this project and it’s got thousands of people involved in the Foundation’s campaign to get people paid properly.