Riverside Training Spalding – Responsive Website

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  • Title: Riverside Training Spalding – Responsive Website
  • Categories: Bespoke Development, Rebranding and Design, Response Web Design, Umbraco, Website Development
  • Company: Riverside Training Spalding
  • Year: 2017

Description

Riverside Training appointed PSP IT Design & Development to design and develop a new responsive website to replace their existing website. Riverside Training offer a variety of courses including child care, business administration, supporting teaching and learning in schools, management and more. They are an approved Skills Funding Agency sub-contractor provider and are accredited with Cache, Futurequals, SQA and OCR.

Following a review with Riverside Training, the following requirements were identified for the new website:

  • Responsive & SEO – New responsive and search engine optimised website that will help increase traffic and reach of the website, leading to increased sales and customer interaction
  • Ease Of Use – Newly styled and intuitive website that will be easy to navigate and use for visitors increasing their visit time and recommendations
  • Manageable Content – Full Umbraco CMS (content management system) allowing Riverside Training to easily manage and create new content on the website

The initial phase of the development consisted of PSP producing a functional specification to outline all of the requirements for the new website. The specification covered, in detail, the technical and development requirements to build a new mobile responsive site for Riverside Training.

Detailed within the specification were the fields, pages, workflow and logic required within the site.

The functional specification was handed over to Riverside Training for review and sign off. Once both parties had signed the document, PSP began development of the new site.

The new website was developed using the Umbraco CMS (content management system) platform, including the addition of fully responsive pages for usage on a range of tablets and smartphones (Apple, Android and Windows based).

The open source Umbraco platform allows Riverside Training to manage their own site content quickly and efficiently. Riverside administrators can create, upload and delete site pages, manage email subscriber lists, manage product orders and even administer discount codes, without having to submit and wait for requests to be actioned by third parties. Umbraco also includes a comprehensive user management system, allowing Riverside Training to control who can add, edit or remove content.

Beyond the development and in line with PSP’s commitment to quality and their ISO recognition, a comprehensive test plan was created and utilised, and user guides were created to support user training, implementation and to ensure maximum buy-in from all stakeholders.

  • Modern, refreshed look and feel for the Riverside Training website
  • Powerful and easy to use Umbraco content management system
  • Responsive design for use on smartphones and tablet devices
  • Search engine optimisation - to help increase traffic to the website
  • Efficient and easy to use website

"PSP IT and Design have been a superb company to work with.  The old website presented ourselves as an outdated business, PSP have managed to freshen up the whole outlook of the business and have successfully created a website which is extremely user friendly for potential customers.

The whole experience we have had with PSP from meeting the staff to getting the website live has been superb.  They are friendly and supportive with any questions you have.  The customer service team have been great to help the Riverside Training staff understand how to use the website from our own offices, giving us freedom to upload and update our website constantly.

We are extremely pleased with how the website has been completed and will definitely recommend PSP to anyone looking to update or create a new website."

Finlay Bulbeck
Marketing Manager

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