Stop AIDS Campaign

Stop AIDS Campaign

The Client

The Stop AIDS Campaign is run by the UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development (yes, we built their website too!). The Consortium is a network of more than 80 agencies working to promote an effective global response to HIV and AIDS.

The Stop AIDS Campaign is their public campaign working to demand universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

Oikos worked with digital agency Hands Up on this high-profile campaign website launch that was even Tweeted by Stephen Fry!

The Job

The Stop AIDS Campaign project encompassed two similar-but-different websites. The main campaign website (shown above) and a student version of the site (seen below, on the right).

Both websites use the WordPress CMS and are based on some brilliant designs by talented digital designer Ben Hanbury.

Oikos did the WordPress theme development and provided some much-needed IT and hosting support to the Consortium as they made the transition to the new websites, and struggled with their existing web host.

The Result

Oikos have got great value for the Consortium by developing both themes from the same code base: the student site is a “child theme” that re-uses the main site’s code.

What I think makes this site brilliant is the design and content, but I’ve supported that by making the site as easy to use as possible.

Technically the themes include:

  • WordPress custom post types to help organise the content logically
  • dynamic pagination using AJAX
  • MailChimp and social media integrations
  • a custom, automatically formatted slider for member logos

This is one of my favourite site builds, but the additional help with hosting and IT that I was able to offer has been invaluable to the Consortium too.

While I don’t seek quotes from clients, the Consortium have subsequently recommended the Hands Up/Oikos team to lots of similar organisations and charities for website development work.  And that’s the best kind of feedback you can get!


Posted on

February 22, 2013