TGM WRI has a new website

T.G. Masaryk Water Research Institute has a new website after more than 11 years. This is not just a change of design, but a completely new graphics and especially the structure of the website, which is primarily focused on the needs of the client and at the same time respects current trends. And we at TGM WRI believe that visitors from the lay and professional public will soon appreciate its user friendliness and clarity.

Comparison of the visual and basic structure of the home page of the original and the new website

The current structure of the website is based on the internal structure of the institution (individual research departments and divisions) has been definitively abandoned and from the point of view of the visitor coming to our website, the website is newly divided into three main sections:

  • Science and research (alias We are doing),
  • Our services (alias We offer), and
  • For media (alias You are interested in).

The purpose of the new division is for the visitor to learn the necessary information as quickly as possible, regardless of their knowledge of the internal structure of the institution, whether they want to see what we are currently doing at VÚV TGM, what they can order from us or what water management topics are resonating in the media.

On the first visit to the website, the user will start playing a short video after a few seconds, which will introduce him to our activities in a clip form and guide him through the background of the institution. Below the video is a slider, which runs the latest news concerning our activities or water management issues in the Czech Republic and abroad. Below the slider are the three “tiles” referring to the main sections of the site.

Creating a new website from the first sketch through the design of the website structure, the first graphic design to the preview of the Services section as it appears to the user

From the home page of the website, it is possible to go to the 2nd level of the website through the top menu or by clicking on the relevant tile, where the relevant activity is presented in more detail through several bookmarks. On this and at the 3rd level of the website, the visitor can view the key projects solved within the given research topic, get informed in more detail with the specific services offered, view the unique instrumentation or, for example, make sure of the certification of the offered services and facilities.

Last but not least, the About us bookmark was created on the main menu, which will not only guide you through the history, structure of the institution and documents mandatory from the point of view of our founder, but will also introduce you to non-working life at TGM WRI. The new website will continue to evolve, language versions will be added, and interactive filtering options in various item lists will be added.

The link to the original site will remain at the bottom of the home page until it is naturally abandoned for low user interest. He therefore wishes that the new TGM WRI website will start living its own life as soon as possible, and together we believe that it will be a pleasant refreshment for you after years.