The process of developing our new website was clear, constructive, positive and actually enjoyable.
The Make Do team was able to translate what we wanted from a website into the building of it. We weren’t bombarded by jargon and terminology.
Richard King, DVLP Development Manager
The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership needed a website which could provide location-specific information to mobile users. It needed to act as a record of the project’s success and included promotional aids, a guide to their projects, and a transparent archive of the partnership’s accomplishments.
Key objectives included:
- Mobile-friendly user experience
- Full geolocation and map integration
- Transparency and ease of navigation
- Resource light and fast-loading design for use with mobile devices
The site also needed to be simple to update so that the DVLP team members could easily create a fully transparent archive of work undertaken to demonstrate real value to the public.
DVLP presented a unique problem for Make Do – with no existing web presence beyond a WordPress blog, the Partnership was finding it difficult to raise awareness of its projects across the Dearne Valley and engage the local community.
Taking a mobile first approach, we designed the whole website with mobile screens in mind.
The site was then designed directly in a browser, allowing for a smoother development process based on user testing and client feedback.
We integrated Google Maps, allowing users to find their local projects while on-the-move and ensured that the site’s map could be updated in a matter of seconds.
Browsing the Discover Dearne website
From launch, we’d met all DVLP’s key objectives. The new site was mobile friendly, had integrated map and geolocation functions, and provided a clear, transparent archive of the project’s achievements.
The new site’s simple and efficient structure quickly improved site visibility in search engines and web traffic increased by 200%,
To see our work for the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership yourself, visit Discover Dearne. We recommend using your mobile device.