Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK’s estimated 600,000 people with epilepsy. Originally, Ixis provided support for the community site www.forum4e.com, which consists of user forums and blogs, before successfully winning the contract for the full site migration of www.epilepsy.org.uk to Drupal, as well as on-going hosting and support.
The aim was to improve user experience and increase the range of information available to create more opportunities to encourage support. Ixis was recently commissioned to upgrade the site to Drupal 7. The new site provides easy access to rich content and the ability for users to customise their experience, personalising their homepage and the content that is delivered to them. The site is now fully responsive, delivering the content direct to mobile devises such as iPad and iPhone.
The site went live in time for Purple Day, the worldwide epilepsy awareness day, held annually on 26 March. On that day, we turned the site purple for visitors!