HKU School of Biological Science Website Design and Development
Hong Kong University School of Biological Science, or HKU SBS for short was formed in 2007 by the merging of the Botany, Ecology & Biodiversity and Zoology departments, which have produced many distinguished alumni.
The WordPress based website has many new features such as the interactive staff and faculty directory, an events calendar and the Knowledge Exchange. The website design is responsive for mobile devices, meaning that the layout of the website will change to best fit the smaller screens of a tablet or smart phone.
HKU SBS represents values of historic tradition, academia and a nurturing environment.
When HKU SBS asked us at Harbour Studios to update their website design and development we knew that the new look had to be fresh and energetic. The primary goal of the site is to attract future students to enrol and so the vibrancy and academic quality of the school had to shine through in the website design.
The focus of study within HKU SBS is a range of biodiverse plant and animal life. The photography used had to reflect this, which was very helpful to the design as it animals provide an interesting focal point in the imagery. To give the site a fresh, youthful edge we used the fonts Acumin Pro and Franklin Gothic.