RYDON Inc [Regional Youth Development Officers Network] is a network of Youth Development Officers from the Cessnock, Dungog, Gloucester, Gosford, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Upper Hunter and Wyong Local Government Areas as well as a representative from Hunter New England Health. RYDON’s primary purpose is to focus on community development activities that will assist young people to access local resources and opportunities.
The RYDON website is a ‘go-to’ website for up-to-date information on youth services and high schools in the Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Hunter regions. When they approached us at Neon Zoo, RYDON had identified that their (old) website no longer fulfilled the requirements needed by their organisation. The website was dated, was not user-friendly, did not engage with it’s audience and wasn’t easily updated. This in-turn defined our brief: To create a current, user-friendly website that catered to the needs of their audience and provided an approachable, visually engaging site that could be easily maintained by multiple RYDON officers.
As part of the website re-design, Neon Zoo worked with the RYDON officers to ensure that website framework would compliment the marketing strategy of their annual conference.
Here’s what Bradley, the Lake Macquarie Youth Development Officer had to say about the project:
“Clare, Abby and the Neon Zoo team have been expertly handling our graphical and website work for the past 12 months. Their work on our new website for the Regional Youth Development Officers Network has given us a new modern, vibrant and engaging platform which will catapult our service into a who new era. The crew at Neon Zoo are very easy to work with, creative, fun, adaptive but above all professional. I wouldn’t contemplate going anywhere else. Definitely a business with more Grunt, Growl and Meow!” Bradley Dunn