Having worked with companies large and small across the whole of the UK, and internationally, it was with great pleasure when we were contacted to work locally in the Doncaster community on the Norton Parish Council WordPress web design project.
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Norton Parish Council serves the villages of Campsall, Norton and Sutton on the outskirts of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. We were asked to design and develop a website for the local community, one which the councillors would be able to manage and update themselves.
Over the course of several meetings, we planned the content and structure, the main focus being for the website to serve as a community 'hub' with regular news and announcements, along with the ability for the councillors to add the Parish Magazine, upload minutes of their meetings and accounts.
The Parish Council has been producing and distributing the Magazine out to the villages of Campsall, Norton and Sutton for many years, the idea for the website was to compliment the Magazine, with the counsillors recognising that the Doncaster villages needed to have a digital prescence to keep up to date on news and announcements.
The website was designed first, tested, and with feedback from the counsellors tweaked several times. Mobile-first, always being at the forefront of our minds. Once the site had been designed, so began the conversion to a WordPress web design, perfectly crafted for smaller screens.
For many years we dragged our heels in adopting WordPress web design, using every content management system out there from Craft CMS, Drupal and Joomla, to CMS Made Simple, Magento and Silverstripe, we've used them all.
Working on a web design for the local community here on the fringes of Doncaster was, and still is an absolute pleasure. We're always on-hand to offer support and to make any required updates when required.