President Hadi of Yemen

Project Type:

Design: bespoke design via client

Backend: Underscores starter theme

Timeline: 2 weeks, delivery March 2014

Custom Features:

  • Responsive
  • Slider
  • Bilingual
  • RTL (right to left language)

Intro: Bilingual website renewal for (former) President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi of Yemen; our first site in Arabic which is a so-called RTL language.

How many times do you get the chance to build a presidential website?

Well, Presidents also need websites and we were given the opportunity to rebuild the informative site and mainly blog of President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi of Yemen.

We were hired to solve WPML issues and as it turned out, there was a lot of room for improvement. So much actually that we suggested a complete rebuild.

We chose Underscores as the solid starter theme to rebuild the site on transforming the front end according to the bespoke design we received via the client.

The most difficult part of getting the RTL (Right To Left) part of the site to work properly, was the fact that we cannot understand Arabic, which makes it quite difficult to match up the existing English/Arabic content as translations of each other.