David Jablonski

ACES is a newly founded association of IB World Schools in Central Europe that aims to share resources among the nearly 40 member schools and support professional development to ultimately create a better learning experience for students. The development of a website presented a unique opportunity to define the ACES brand and its communication strategy.

I worked with Mr. Peter Murphy & Mr. Robert Donner, members of the ACES board, throughout spring & summer of 2016 to design & develop a modern, responsive and user-friendly site for the different target groups we defined.

The aim of the site is to inform about ACES projects, but also to provide the visitor with a portfolio of IB World Schools in the Central European Area. This was achieved using a sophisticated map view in addition to a grid view that allows the schools to present themselves in an individual, personal fashion.

The website is based on the lightweight CMS Kirby, working with the Mapbox API to create a feature-rich, beautiful map with all ACES member schools. It is fully responsive and all of the content can be edited using a simple backend panel.

The site also has a log-in area for the member schools to share documents and important internal announcements. Each school has a separate account, accessing the data over a secure SSL-encrypted connection.

The site is fully responsive, adapting to any device size and input method. All of the front-end PHP templates and (S)CSS stylesheets were programmed by me.

The site is always developing and new features will most likely be added in the future.

Click here to visit the ACES website.