Take Me Outside NSW (TMO NSW) required a simple but flexible website to launch their Australian-based 'Take Me Outside' program for 2019. They asked for something similar to https://www.aaeensw.org.au and https://www.sustainableschoolsnsw.org.au. After providing details about what pages they needed and the functionality required, a design was chosen (from ThemeForest) and the site built from there.
A custom content type utilising Paragraphs was used to create sections for the front page, and Font Awesome for various icons throughout the site. The custom theme includes the countTo jQuery plugin as well as the template for all HTML-enabled emails. Views Slideshow: Cycle2 provides the slideshow and carousel features while Webform was used for the two registration forms.
While the client was familiar with Drupal 7, Backdrop was chosen instead, due to the increased and unnecessary complexity of Drupal 8, and the looming end-of-life for Drupal 7. With Backdrop being so similar to Drupal 7 from the client's point-of-view, it was an easy transition for them. Backdrop not only provides a powerful and affordable system on which to build and manage the site, but will also continue to be developed and supported long into the future. This gives the client security and peace-of-mind, in addition to a sense of familiarity and comfort.