Salesians of Don Bosco

The Salesians of Don Bosco are an order of Catholic priests and brothers founded in Italy in the nineteenth century by Saint John Bosco, to serve the young, especially those who are poor or marginalised.

Salesian of Don Bosco UK came to Cuttlefish to ask for the creation of a new website when their previous site had become slow and confusing to navigate. We accepted the challenge of combining four websites, including their Salesian Sisters and Youth Ministry, whilst still ensuring that visitors could locate services and support easily.

Services Used

  • Bespoke Development
  • Ecommerce
  • UI / UX Design
  • Website Creation

Our Approach

We began by reconsidering the sitemap to condense the number of pages and streamline their online experience. It was important to The Salesians that the website had a place for each of their partner organisations such as the Salesian Sisters.

We chose to update the identity and styling by giving The Salesians a mature colour palette that paid tribute to their past whilst staying relevant. The colours we chose would help to run through their many partner organisations to tie them more closely together.

Light A Candle

The Salesians needed a unique place on the website where users could light a candle to accompany a prayer, which then scrolled across the page.

This bespoke build required the design and animation of realistic candles that could be assigned to each prayer.

Cuttlefish appealed to us because, from the first conversations with Kim and the team, they were offering solutions, not seeing our rather complex situation as a problem. Their work was done when they said it would be, and they kept in constant touch with us throughout the process. Now, posting content to our site is a dream, and we have the features we wanted, working in the way we need them to. Users of our new site love how easy it is to navigate and search, and we're all really thrilled with how it looks.

- Clare Lewis, Communications Manager, Salesians of Don Bosco UK

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