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Features

The Project

I aimed to tie together the many diverse Army.mil microsites under a single brand, with a hub page and a shared cross-site navigational bar.

What I Did

This was an idea that I had on my mind for awhile. While Army.mil has a ton of great microsites, they were like isolated islands with little to no cross-site navigation. I proposed the idea, organized the sites, and designed both the Features hub and navigational bar.

What I Learned

It's extremely rewarding to have an idea, see it through, and then watch it succeed through continual use in the years that follow.

Features page screenshot

The Features hub page, with a curated rotation and a complete categorized index of the Army.mil Feature sites.

Features bar animated screenshot

The expanding Features bar that allows for cross-site navigation and branding with a minimum of interference with the microsite below.