MIT Press CogNet Responsive Redesign

After building a custom Drupal 7 theme based on Zurb Foundation, Savas Labs went back to the drawing board to redesign the site for small screens, resulting in a seamless, responsive experience across devices.

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MIT Press CogNet is the essential online resource for students and scholars in the brain and cognitive sciences. Since its launch in 2000, it quickly became the premiere source for those engaged in highly-cited, cutting-edge research.

Project highlights

  • Responsive design

  • Drupal theming

  • Zurb Foundation

The Objective

As a next phase in development following the site’s relaunch in May 2015, MIT Press CogNet wanted to extend their site to users of all devices. A complete responsive redesign was in order.

Our Approach

Working with the CogNet team we developed basic wireframes, then capitalized on the power of the Zurb Foundation theme and Sass for CSS preprocessing to rework the already-existing subtheme. To ensure a seamless experience on smaller devices, we used jQuery to create slick navigation, scrolling, and content exploration.

MIT Press CogNet website on various devices

The Results

MIT Press CogNet went from a desktop-only site to a clean, modern, easy to navigate site on all screen sizes. Thanks to our strong partnership with the client, effective planning, and the powerful technologies used, this project was delivered under budget.

The Details

  Client since 2014 - present
  Services provided
  Technologies used
Bill Trippe

Bill Trippe

Director of Technology, The MIT Press

Many thanks for getting this done, in such a thoughtful manner, and in a way that really honors the content and provides such a useful, attractive set of interactions for the readers.

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