Confluence wins Best in Class Award for the design of NASUAD and HCBS

Interactive Media Awards Best in Class WinnerWe are pleased to again be the recipients of a Best in Class Award from the Interactive Media Awards for the design and development of National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities and Home and Community Based Services Clearinghouse.

The Best in Class award is the highest honor bestowed by the Interactive Media Awards. It represents the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism. In order to win this award level, your site had to successfully pass through our comprehensive judging process, achieving very high marks in each of our judging criteria – an achievement only a fraction of sites in the IMA competition earn each year. 

About the Project

NASUAD_homeNASUAD, National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, required an overhaul of two web sites following the purchase of the Home & Community Based Services Clearinghouse (HCBS). Using Drupal’s multi-site installation plugin, Confluence designed and developed websites for both NASUAD and HCBS that can be administered under one login.

Designed to enhance the new logos, both sites are clean, organized and easy-to-use thanks to a strong grid, ample white space and a highly readable font face. NASUAD’s home page is designed to display a frequently updated carousel, supported by dynamic content for News, Events, and Advocacy Alerts. Recently posted Job and Grants are displayed in a tabular format and can be searched by keyword, or sorted by date posted or state.

HCBS houses almost 3,600 articles which can be be tagged in myriad ways by administrators on upload. All tags fit into six facets – Topic, Type/Tool, State, Population, Source, and Program/Initiative and users can refine search results by any numbers of tags. The search function also supports keyword search for Title and Author, along with a calendar search for state and end dates. Individual articles can be saved to a user’s “Library” for further reading. Throughout both sites, users can upload content for submission via simple forms.