College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fleishmann Hillard KSA
Fleishmann Hillard SA
The College of Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, part of the King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, was in need of a modernised, accessible web presence in-keeping with their new, high-tech campus.
The new responsive site needed to showcase a huge volume of content, whilst remaining easy-to-navigate, professional in style, and engaging to use. Once built in English, the entire site then needed to be replicated in Arabic.
Challenges & Solutions
The first challenge was to simply collate and get our heads around the vast amount of content that the website needed to encompass. Thanks to constant comms with the on-site Fleishman Hillard team in Saudi, our content team gradually unravelled the enigma, and a sitemap began to coalesce.
In order to ensure we had some web presence during this process, we went for a ‘quick win’ solution, using the signed-off designs to go live with a hugely scaled down version of the website many months before the full site was ready to launch.
We built the site using our own customised WordPress back-end, developing templates for the main navigation pages, biography pages and their aggregate grids, as well as the programs. The site also includes an event calendar with integrated registration forms, a news and media section, a blog, and a gallery.
Overview of site features
- Fully responsive
- Clean, professional look & feel
- Simple navigation despite hefty content load
- Arabic duplicate to cater for local users in KSA
- Integrated event calendar registration form
- Full CMS training for CPG staff to update content