Dunia Frontier Consultants
A business website for the 21st century
Project Type: Web
Launched: June 2012 Details
A Business Website for the 21st Century
Dunia Frontier Consultants is a unique company. With offices on three continents, Dunia provides consulting services to companies operating on the frontiers of the developing world (and we’re not just talkin’ about the Bronx). They provide reporting, market analysis, and business development services to clients throughout the Middle East, and have been featured in USA Today, Bloomberg, and CNBC–not too shabby. Spruce handled design, layout, and development on their original website, and recently pushed an update to re-vamp their e-Commerce capabilities.
The Dunia homepage features a content slider up top with side by side modules for a scrolling research blog and news updates. The whole site’s powered by a single WordPress installation, so everything’s dynamically pulled into the homepage by assigning each post to specific categories. The site design is optimized to be navigable and readable while remaining visually attractive. We’re not afraid of white space, and we know how to use it. Each static page has an accompanying image beneath the sub-navigation menu to provide just a splash of color.
A large part of Dunia’s appeal is its international flavor. In an effort to show their locations in a creative way, we cooked up an interactive map using the tools at ammap.com. Though it uses Flash, we forgive it (this time), because it’s just so darn cool.
In our most recent update we increased the e-Commerce capabilities of the Dunia Frontier website using our good friend WP-eCommerce (see our blog for some tips & tricks). We added a variable price subscription newsletter, and a private archive (with its own searchable database) containing past issues, available only to premium subscribers. The store accepts credit cards through authorize.net, as well as PayPal and manual payments.
If you’re a small to medium size business looking for a well-designed website that speaks to your customers or clients, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We also love helping out with all manner of design work, from business cards and letterhead to annual reports and office decor.