Two people I know who do policy research for trade unions were looking for a place to share news, data and analysis on topics of interest to them and their colleagues. They were looking for a simple inexpensive solution that they could maintain off the sides of their desks.
Putting together a site on wordpress.com seemed a cheap, elegant and contemporary solution but the prospect of building the site seemed daunting enough that it was threatening the project as a whole.
So they asked me to help them design, theme and architect the site.
And voilà. The main challenge with this site was using the free version of WordPress on wordpress.com. It puts some pretty serious limitations on what’s available to site builders, so one must be a bit creative to make the application do what the clients want.