Lowell Cemetery | Established 1841.
- Custom Website Design
- Redeveloped sitemap and information architecture
- Mobile Responsive Website Design
- Website Customized to Match Existing Branding
- On Page SEO Optimization
The Lowell Cemetery is a beautiful destination featuring many amazing monuments as well as a breathtaking landscape. A large part of the goal for the new website was to make it very clear how well-maintained the cemetery is as well as to make it very inviting to the public to come to the cemetery and enjoy many of its walking tours and routes. This is why when developing the sitemap and wireframes we made headings and content related to “Explore & Visit” very prominent throughout the site.
Beautifully presented across all responsive devices
The Lowell Cemetery website is frequently visited by users on a mobile device either to find directions, hours, or to view the cemetery map. Though making websites work well on all devices is something that people don’t think about when building a website, it is essential. We tested and designed the site to function perfectly on all screen sizes.
Fun Fact .
The Lowell Cemetery was conceived by a group of prominent Lowell citizens in 1840 as a private, non-sectarian, non-profit cemetery corporation. It was modeled after Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts which was organized a few years earlier as the first Garden Cemetery in America. These new cemeteries emphasized the physical beauty of the surroundings and created a restful sanctuary for those contemplating the departed. This being in sharp contrast to earlier burial grounds, which were crowed and unorganized, sometimes dispassionate and severe.
Best Design Practices for Nonprofits.
CUSTOM POST TYPE
There are many famous people who are buried at Lowell Cemetery and are of interest to the general public. For this website, we created a custom post type within WordPress to make searching and browsing the notable people very easy for users. This setup also makes it simple for the cemetery staff to add and edit notable people within the content management system of the website.
Features Every Non-Profit Website Needs.
When we worked on the Lowell Cemetery website, we added an array of features that we recommend to all of our non-profit clients when building their websites. This included a staff directory page for users to navigate the cemetery’s employees. A great way to tell your audience about your non-profit is through the staff that makes up your organization. The best non-profit donation websites include the people behind their hard work. Allow people to learn about the staff working at your organization by including a staff directory page in the header of your website. Read more about these features by browsing our examples of the best non-profit websites.