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EMBL Communications

Informing, inspiring, and engaging society with EMBL’s research, services and training

Author: Ken Hawkins

EMBL.org: Putting our best footer forward

Ken Hawkins

In partnership with colleagues from across EMBL and EMBL-EBI we have created and implemented this first in a range of subtle — but broad — improvements to support the footer and navigation across One EMBL.org.


Accelerating one EMBL.org

Ken Hawkins

On 4 December 2020 the new EMBL.org received a package of major refinement. Driven by stakeholder desire for a shorter version of the page, the outcome is greater focus on EMBL’s mission areas.



Faster scientific websites through reusability

Ken Hawkins

Growing an EMBL-EBI solution into a Visual Framework for the life sciences Building a website is easy. Building a good website is trickier. Building that good site quickly is hard. And if you want a beyond-hard challenge, also match your organisation’s look, feel and brand requirements.


Unshackling content, and their authors

Ken Hawkins

A Content Hub for better content at EMBL Even organisations of modest size have web presences where content is hard to reuse and compromised editorial experiences. Even a robust CMS and internal development team is not enough.




Mapping brand structure to support communication

Ken Hawkins

During EMBL’s 43 years it has grown in size, scope and geography. Today EMBL has six sites, many activity areas and focuses on five related but distinct missions. There is a very strong unifying concept at the core of EMBL. However, during those years of growth a solid conceptual view of how…


Name it for what it does

Ken Hawkins

A lesson re-learned in naming GitHub repos  As part of the Corporate Design sprint, we had need to set up a GitHub team and repositories to home and share work on the EMBL Design Language and Design Lab (more on what those are in a future post). As an abstract task, it’s easy. Except what…

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