Massachusetts Maritime Academy Case Study

<span>Massachusetts Maritime Academy</span>
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Overview

ImageX handled web development for Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In addition to migrating the client's platform to Drupal 8, we executed discovery, design, and development phases, and now continue to provide maintenance.

What They Needed

The client brought on ImageX to migrate their website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 while applying their new branding to the new website and assisting in a content overhaul.

How We Helped

We went through a planning stage with the client. The client’s team supplied the design work to ImageX and through discovery calls with their internal constituents, we explored the most efficient method of delivery with Drupal 8.

We collaborated with the client to create a number of custom blocks, as well as used a layout builder to allow for more flexibility in using different design pieces on various pages, than with their previous Drupal 7 build.

From the discovery session, we promptly continued into the development sprints, taking each piece at a time in the build and reviewing them at the end of each sprint. The client was able to execute an extensive content overhaul, with ImageX supporting the goal of the new website, which was to eliminate outdated or unnecessary content to show to a prospective student.

After launch, the client signed a service agreement to incorporate additional ADA compliance and optimization that would allow for users to easily use adaptive or accessible technology on their site.
In the summer of 2023, we upgraded the site to Drupal 10 and completed a phased redesign in January 2024, with accessibility in mind while adhering to ADA guidelines.

We updated components, banners, logos, carousels, page templates and incorporated new brand colours into the new design. Additionally, we implemented new page templates to provide the client with a more seamless content editing experience.

Words from
the client

"The website launch went smoothly, and the traffic and click rate have both significantly increased. ImageX has done an efficient job of managing all the complex systems and making the process seamless. Their team is responsive and communicative. Flexibility is a hallmark of their work."

The Results

Following its launch in December 2020, the client’s website experienced an increase in traffic, clicks and engagement.