Arundel Community Development Services is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing affordable housing and community development services in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. While the organization oversees millions of dollars in economic development funding, from single residence to neighborhood redevelopment to large-scale community centers, the ACDS website did not reflect the organization’s professionalism or scope of services, and information was difficult to find.
For over twenty years the Arundel Community Development Services has provided county-supported housing opportunities, rehabilitation, and administrative services to Anne Arundel County, Maryland and its residents. The previous website was becoming dated and difficult to maintain. The site also lacked the tools necessary to effectively promote ACDS in today’s digital marketplace and was designed using outdated HTML coding and table-based layouts that presented obstacles to mobile devices and differently-abled visitors using assistive browsing technologies.
You may view a brief video of the design and development process, below.
DatAchieve Digital provided ACDS with an attractive, updated, mobile-responsive website that better reflects the goals and objectives of the organization, provides easier access to its services , and incorporates the social media tools necessary to promote ACDS to the community. The new site also incorporates “Where to Start” navigation features that quickly direct a visitor seeking assistance to the right program, one-click publishing of website updates to email lists and onto social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, social sharing tools that enable visitors to easily share ACDS information by email or directly on their social media sites, and email marketing and list development tools inviting visitors to subscribe to the ACDS email list.