As a development outsourcing provider we were asked by one of our customers to deliver a new website for their customer; a national housing association based in the North West.
During the project we were responsible for providing the content management system, final website and technical strategy on SEO and accessibility. As the housing association already had a graphic design agency working with them we collaborated with the third party agency to deliver the project.
One of the main challenges within this project was ensuring that the ideas developed between the housing association and the third party design agency made sense once transformed into a format ready for the Internet. Some ideas, although extremely creative had to be modified to ensure the navigation and user experience was optimised for viewing on-line.
Technically there weren't too many significant challenges although particular attention had to be paid to accessibility guidelines and SEO optimisation.
Umbraco CMS was chosen as the Content Management System for this project due to its reliability, instinctive user interface and enterprise level security and content management functionality.
Mapping integration was developed to add a location searchable database of providers to the website. This used a local government web service to provide the searchability combined with provider information stored within Umbraco CMS content.
This website continues to be developed for our customer's customer and new features continue to be added when requested. This is one of many projects we have undertaken as an technical outsourcing provider. We continue to work with our customer, their customer and the third party design agency.