Web Design




Spondylitis Association of America




7 months

Design for Heavy Content Website

Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is the only nonprofit organization in the US dedicating 100% of its resources to improving the lives of spondylitis patients and their families. Since founding in 1983, the SAA has been the face, voice and leading nationwide nonprofit organization educating, empowering and advocating for people living with Spondylitis and its related diseases. Through extensive work with patients, the medical community, and partners SAA team provides information and resources to help people impacted by the disease live better lives and champion research to find a cure.

Client’s Need


The client has been engaged in research, treatment, and counseling of patients with spondylitis for over thirty years. Therefore, the important task was to integrate the collected data into a new website, in particular:

  • 40k users;
  • import all materials (more than 100 files);
  • community forum;
  • different levels of membership;
  • donation function;
  • quizzes, forms;
  • e-commerce;
  • users import/export;
  • custom search (files content search);
  • Search for the zip code of the nearest doctors;
  • Restrict access to content depending on the membership level;
  • Login / Registration.

Our Digital Solutions


Responsive web design – To deliver a good experience to patients, the medical site has to be convenient and user-friendly. Paying attention to all these requirements, created by UPQODE website for SAA has a responsive design with easy navigation and perfect user experience.


Mega Menu – The website is rich in content and contains many pages. Therefore, one of the goals was to create convenient site navigation and a well-organized menu.  For users can quickly find what they are looking for, we used a Mega Menu for website navigation. This type of menu is a great design choice for sites with a complex structure and the disclosure of lower-level site pages at a glance.


Micro animation – To drawing users’ attention and make the content more dynamic we applied animation for some parts of the user interface.


Bright colors – Color solutions are becoming one of the biggest trends in medical website design in 2020. Our web design & development agency decided to keep up and create a website in bright and deep colors. The dominant color on the site is blue because it is the color of the company’s brand. In addition, the blue spectrum evokes calm, confidence, and reliability. UPQODE’s web designers have combined it with an orange gradient to highlight important elements and improve the user experience.


Call To Action elements – To make a website interactive, attract visitors, and increase conversions, website design includes elements for interacting with patients. Easy-to-notice contact buttons and forms offer a variety of call-to-action solutions, including sign-up, sign-up, payment, or contribution. We also take care of the smooth and uninterrupted process of payment processes and updated the Checkout Page layout and Donation Form.


SEO – Web page speed and performance is very important to the user experience. To optimize the speed and increase the ranking of search engines, UPQODE experts have used the latest methods and best practices of SEO.

The Result


As a result, the UPQODE team has created a modern website with an attractive efficient design, easy navigation, perfect UX, best SEO practices, and top speed. All these characteristics are important for the creation of a successful website and have a positive effect on attracting customers and increasing the speed of conversations.


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What They Say

From a project management standpoint, their communication was phenomenal, and everything went very smoothly. Their team is incredibly upfront and honest about what their skills and capabilities are. At a couple of points, they told us that particular things weren’t realistic for the time or scope of our project, or were outside their skillset, and we really appreciated that honesty. They really take their project management seriously. I think the thing that made our partnership as successful as it was is the fact that our communication truly flowed both ways.

William Haas

CEO & Co-Founder, OvulifeMD