Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria

brief() {

In 2016, the Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria organised a contest for a redesign of their existing website.

The brief was left open in order to maximise the variety of delivered designs. Everyone could participate in the competition. Requirement were the style of the website to reflect the nature and work of the institution. And to be designed with existing content in mind.

Client: Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria

Technologies used:

  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • JavaScript
  • Bootstrap

Website: bgbas.org

Reference from the Court of Appeal

objectives() {

  1. Reflect institutional values.
  2. Simplicity of the user interface.
  3. Clear presentation of information.

approach() {

Researched were sites of national and foreign institutions of similar nature.

Defined was a colour scheme.

Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria website mockups

outcome() {

Delivered was a fully-responsive website reflecting the nature of the institution.

Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria website mockups
Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria mobile mockup

results() {

My design solution won the competition.

In 2018, Transparency International Bulgaria conducted the initiative “Elaboration and promotion of a standard for publicity and transparency in the work of the courts – the guarantor for public trust and civilian control over the justice system”. Its aim was to “strengthen the trust of the citizens in the judiciary system through a standard for publicity and transparency in the work of the Bulgarian courts”. As part of the project a national-wide survey 178 court websites was made. These were assessed according to their transparency, access to information and ergonomics. In 2019, the organisation announced that the Court of Appeal at Burgas, Bulgaria is has been awarded a certificate for transparency and ergonomic design of their website as well as innovative online services.