The Synthetic Biology Project is a project of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Ryan Cramer handled design and development of the site, design of the logo, and implementation with ProcessWire. The site launched in December 2008.
Synthetic biology is a field that is not yet totally defined. It is building, expanding and changing. The Synthetic Biology Project provides stability and insight on this dynamic topic. This concept of construction was carried throughout the site by basing the interface on building blocks where the interface is literally constructed in equal sized modules of content.
These building blocks change in appearance according to the classification of content they represent. Much like the topic, the look of the interface is always changing as the blocks construct in different ways. While the placement may not be predictable, the underlying grid is orderly and defined, as the Synthetic Biology Project provides a foundation for this progressive topic.
Click the video below to see how the Synthetic Biology Project manages the site using ProcessWire: