Developing the Theme
Running with the color palette and design aesthetic established by the new logo, we set out to build a transitional website that would help the Tulsa Shock become the Dallas Wings. We used a mobile-first approach to the design to discern the most important content elements and built upwards from there.
A Limited Lifespan
Because this was specifically a transitional site, we new the lifespan of the site was only going to be a matter of months while the WNBA was between seasons. So the design and development challenge became creating something easily manageable and quick to develop. And what we created had to be just as stunning as what we'd created for the Dallas Mavericks.
One request from The Wings was developing a strategy to bring users back to the site on a regular basis. Getting information out was key to their transition, so they needed to convince users to return to the site and visit regularly. We collaborated with their marketing team to develop and roll out a series of time-released content, teasers, countdowns, user polls, online forms, and more to keep readers engaged and returning to the site.
Having the opportunity to work downstream from Ben Barnes, who has done such amazing work with the Utah Jazz and Real Salt Lake, was a rare treat. We also enjoyed the unique knowledge of how short the life of the site would be - it provided a unique perspective to design and development. We were stoked to help get the team (digitally) from Tulsa to Dallas. Go Wings!