Stella Maris is a catholic charity which works across the globe, supporting seafarers and their families in everything from faith to welfare to mental health. The work that this charity does is vital to the seafaring community; through providing safe places for seafarers to discuss issues they are facing, fighting for the rights of seafarers and most importantly, connecting seafarers with chaplains all over the world –As Stella Maris say themselves, “there is a friend at every port”.
Previously known as Apostleship of the Sea, the newly rebranded Stella Maris had become more structured and modern – something which their existing site did not communicate. They also had concerns about the website’s ability to cope with their increasing interest and web traffic.
A key problem on their current site was the inability to add structured new content, and were highly restricted on the templates they could choose from. We built the website in WordPress, allowing the client to use a customised content block system designed by us. This allowed the client to have as much control over their content without compromising the core templates themselves.
Stella Maris relies heavily on donations their current site had an extremely poor user experience for this functionality. We improved the user experience by identifying the key user flows of potential donators and optimising their journies.
To learn more about Stella Maris You can visit the site here.