Derwent Living

One of the largest and technically demanding websites we have developed, the Derwent Living website aids the business in many ways whilst providing an excellent information resource for current residents and new customers.

Derwent Living in Derby

Derwent Living are a housing association and as such have a very different design and development process for their website. Before the project begins we conducted internal and external consultation to find out what is required from the website from a staff and customer perspective. This consultation spanned various platforms from an initial email to face to face communication.

Several designs were produced based upon initial feedback, these designs were then fed back again to staff and customers with a further round of designs being produced following comments and suggestions from the initial designs.

The website development process has to adhere to many factors required of a housing association. The website navigation had to allow any page to be found within 2 clicks, the website has to be accessible to all users regardless of ability or technology used. We worked closely with a blind user to ensure the website works perfectly.

Finally a demonstration version of the new website was published to staff and customers for further feedback and consultation. Several more changes later and we had produced the ideal website for the organisation and it’s customers.

The website features

  • full content management system allowing for updating of all content and appearance of the website
  • news omnipage facility bringing in news from all facets of the business from news to blog to twitter
  • intelligent filterable search facility
  • image and document upload facility to optimise, scale and resize images to fit perfectly within the website design
  • lead creation filtering to send contacts directly to the correct person

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