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Education Gateway Magazine: Our Biggest Challenge Yet

We are very excited to announce our biggest ongoing project yet: a multilingual (English & Arabic) magazine available in print and online called Education Gateway. We have worked closely with Prime Education Consultancy to create a brand, a magazine and a website with the purpose of helping Libyan students and young professionals further their education and professional careers.

This is one of our most unusual briefs to date, partly due to the challenges of creating a bilingual magazine featuring English and Arabic content side-by-side – it involved a lot of research and a definite step outside of the comfort zone – however, with four issues now under our belts we feel confident dealing with Arabic, and well equipped to work on multilingual projects in future. In the initial stages of research many questions came up, for example:

  • How do you present English and Arabic side by side in a magazine?
  • How should English and Arabic content be organised on a website in an easily navigable and manageable way?
  • How do you manage and deliver communications with a multilingual email subscriber list?

 

 

Through research, development and trial and improvement, we overcame all of these challenges, and are proud to say that the first issue of the magazine was very well received, with an estimated readership of around 6,000 and more online, and those figures look to be increasing in the more recent issues.

 

The bilingual website has now been officially launched, and we are in the process of developing and optimising it further.

 

Issue 1 of the magazine is now available on Issuu, Newsstand, in PDF form and in print.

Please take a look, and feel free to comment both here and on the Education Gateway website!

Three Websites for Prime Recruitment

We were recently asked to get involved with Prime Recruitment, a new venture from the lovely people at Prime Education, who were in the  process of building three new websites. We were happy to help, and liaised with recruitment CMS specialists Firefish to design and build three recruitment websites for three market sectors: education, medical and engineering.

Prime Recruitment Websites

Our involvement primarily consisted of redesigning the first website, which was already in progress, and using that as a template for the other two. We created slideshows, buttons and other graphical elements of the interface, and two page templates for each site, working primarily with CSS to alter the appearance of elements generated by the Firefish content management system.

The Prime Teachers website is now live, while the other two are still being populated with content, and the client is very happy with the result.

Update: Prime Medical and Prime Engineering are also now up and running, and all three sites can be accessed from the Prime Recruitment portal page.