I joined the Scout team officially on January 1st of this year. I did some work with them a year or so ago when I was freelancer on the Let’s Make Some Noise video for Mannington Commericial. My first task as a fulltime Scout employee was to help with the new site. I worked with Paul Crawford and Dan Gavin to create the new site. It has been an awesome project. The collaboration on this project was amazing. It gave me a sneak peak as to how the Scout team works together.
About the site:
We wanted to really focus on showcasing the work. We didn’t want to over do it and make a site that only appealed to our fellow design community. We wanted to focus on our clients. After all, they help us keep the lights on. With the big, easy to see images our work is front and center.
The home page has selected work that you can view from a slideshow or choose to click through using the left and right arrows. And if you are on the iPad, you can flick through the images.
The work section is categorized by client rather than by type of work. Scout does a lot of different things for each client. So we wanted to show off all that we have done for each particular client. Each client page has the option to share via Twitter or Facebook. Feel free to go through and share our work on your favorite social network.
This is probably my favorite page of the site. Not surprising since I run a website called BestAboutPages.com. Each Scout peep has their own profile with a list of their favorite things and a way to connect with them via Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, email etc. Below everyone’s bio, we showcase our office space and our neighborhood located in historic Pepper Place. Below that, we have our most recent Instagrams and photos from Twitter being fed into the site.
Our Mobile Site:
Fun fact: In 2008, for the first time ever, mobile access to the Internet exceeded desktop computer-based access (source: International Telecommunications Union, Oct 2009). Since the birth of the iPhone and other mobile devices, people browse the web in a new way…from their smart phones. We didn’t want to ignore the Mobile web. We wanted to make sure that we took mobile into consideration. When you pull up scoutbrand.com on your iPhone or other smartphones, you will experience our mobile website. We added selected client list and way to get in touch with us.
Let us know what you think about our new website. Tweet, Facebook, Google+ about it. We’d love to hear your feedback.