IFOAM - Organics International



Founded in 1972, IFOAM - Organics International is a membership-based organization working to bring true sustainability to agriculture across the globe. As IFOAM - Organics International has affiliates in more than 120 countries, and is a central organization for stakeholders in the field, their website has a significant role in distributing useful and important content in the matter across the globe. 
The organization’s old website was built in Drupal 7, so they wanted to continue with Drupal 8. With the new website a new fresher website design came as well. Both the website design and the


The most important goal during this project was to create a consistent logic in displaying all content. The content was created especially for this website so there was no need for a migration. Our task was to create a fresh start and figure out our user journeys which would allow the visitors to stay on track while browsing the pages but at the same time the website needed to be easy to use by content editors.
To support the content and editor requirements, we had to create a web design that is fresh and consistent throughout the site and looks great overall.

To make this happen, we created a backend, which is highly customizable. Each content page can use a different color theme and paragraphs within t
e page can also have their own color settings. The structure of the pages is up to the editors and what the content is all about. Basic pages act as overview pages or landing pages (with their own navigation) for the other content types. We implemented various views for specific content types (like news or events), and there are also reusable elements on the site, which allows the editors to modify a piece of content in one place to change it on all of the pages that element is used.

This website has a lot of content and various content types so a search engine was needed. We used elastic search for this.
The result is a consistent looking, fresh, fully customizable, truly sustainable website, where each page is built for providing more information about organic culture.

Projektziele und -ergebnisse

To create a logic way of displaying the websites information and to create good working conditions for the content editors.
This was achieved by creating a highly customizable backend for the content editors and a clear way of displaying the content with consistent web design. Implementing elastic search also played a big role in reaching these goals.


The main technical challenges were to create a platform for the client, which can be customized in almost every aspect. The editors have the possibility to create pages with their choice of color, with any paragraphs they would like to use. The frontend has to respect this freedom, and has to match all the needs the editors have.


There were none.

Warum sollte dieses Projekt die Splash Awards gewinnen?

This is a beautifully designed and created website, which presents the goals of IFOAM, a non profit organization working for making the world a better place. The backend logic was created in accordance to the design, the visitors have a clear understanding on what content piece the are currently visiting. It makes the work of the editors easier and stress-free with various easy usage, customization possibilities and workflow management.