web design by Mary Shaffer
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Educational Nonprofit

 This website was redesigned for the Institute on Religious Life as a resource for young women discerning a call to cloistered life. Because cloistered monasteries often have little or no online presence, the purpose of this site was to give them visibility in an attractive, informative, easily-searchable site.

This website was redesigned for the Institute on Religious Life as a resource for young women discerning a call to cloistered life. Because cloistered monasteries often have little or no online presence, the purpose of this site was to give them visibility in an attractive, informative, easily-searchable site.

Interactive Directory Map

Interactive Directory Map

This custom-styled map, built on Mapbox, uses different colored markers for different cloistered traditions (Carmelites, Benedictines, etc.). Hover popups link to the directory page for each monastery.

Custom Hover Effects

Custom Hover Effects

The signs/emblems for each monastic tradition are used as hover effects for image links, not only adding visual interest, but also educating the viewer about each tradition in a simple, subtle way.