Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership
For their first website, YMNP wanted something engaging, easy to navigate, and easy to update. We built a site that will enable them to grow – simple and accessible, with a bright design and great bespoke features.View Website
About Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership
YMNP are a not-for-profit coastal partnership founded in 2021, striving to protect the marine life and landscape of the Yorkshire coast. Collaborating with a range of other organisations, they support resource management and innovation to enable positive action for the coastline.
Yorkshire Marine Nature Partnership were looking for a team to design and build their first ever website, complete with a full digital brand. As the site would primarily function as a hub of information and resources, it needed to be accessible and easy to navigate.
They wanted a simple, modern design with high-quality imagery and some bespoke features. This would include an interactive map to showcase the areas of conservation managed by YMNP, incident reporting forms, and a member’s login area.
Bright, responsive design
Using the YMNP shell logo as a starting point, our Creative Director, Rob, established a full digital brand. With the seaside in mind, he selected a cool colour palette of bright blues and dark greys.
In a subtle nod to the water, the web modules flow together in the shape of a wave and the mollusc shell motif (as inspired by the YMNP logo) recurs throughout the site.
A striking hero video on the homepage and responsive elements throughout the site all add movement which make the site lively and engaging to use. This includes a featured row block with a responsive hover feature that makes each small image expand slightly, making the content really pop.
Bespoke WordPress development features
For YMNP, we created an interactive map to illustrate their key management areas along the coastline. The map signposts users to more information for specific conservation sites, making the map a dynamic navigation tool. Features like this, built by our Web Developers Ash and Gonçalo, really bring the website to life.
We also developed a downloadable resource hub and an incident report form with multiple fields, including a file submission section. This will enable the team to collect and log valuable information needed to monitor and protect the wildlife along the coast.
The WordPress site we built is fully modular – this means that it can be easily updated as YMNP continue to grow. Modular sites make it really easy for new pages, subpages, and sections to be added with just a few clicks.