About Islandwood

IslandWood is a nonprofit educational organization focused on teaching and learning in an outdoor environment. IslandWood works with children and adults to discover a new way of seeing nature, themselves, and one another. We were approached by Tether Inc, a creative design agency in Seattle for this project with IslandWood.


The Project

Tether approached Freelock when their previous developer was no longer available to build the IslandWood website within a one month timeline. This was a complete site build.


We needed to build a complex brochure-style web site that integrated with external services such as Salesforce, IATS, Eventbrite, Stelter, and their social media outlets. With Drupal tools we were able to create user-friendly and consistent ways to interact with these external services.


We also built a series of views-based displays that aggregate and show custom events, news items, and other custom site content.



This was a full site build. We created custom content types, views, custom javascript, custom css (using Sass and Compass), and some custom Drupal code.



In October the Thanksgiving launch deadline was coming quickly for the new IslandWood site and the original developer was unable to complete the build. Another design firm referred Tether to us as a possible solution. Despite the tight deadline for a site of this size, Tether's detailed plans and the hard work of our development team meant that we were able to successfully prepare the revamped IslandWood site for their desired Thanksgiving launch.


If a new web site is what you need for your organization, let’s talk!