Sunflower Lodge Childcare - New Responsive Website

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  • Title: Sunflower Lodge Childcare - New Responsive Website
  • Categories: .NET, Bespoke Development, Rebranding and Design, Response Web Design, Umbraco, Website Development
  • Company: Sunflower Lodge Childcare
  • Year: 2017

Description

Sunflower Lodge Childcare appointed PSP IT Design & Development to design and develop a new fully mobile responsive website to replace their existing website which was approaching 7 years old. Sunflower Lodge opened it's doors in April 2010 with 12 children having outgrown the owners’ previous child-minding setting. The nursery grew rapidly and with more children expanded the team of staff evolving into the highly qualified and committed work force present today. (Adapted from: www.sunflowerlodgechildcare.co.uk)

Following a complete review with Sunflower Lodge the following requirements were identified for the new website:

  • A new design for their website
  • A responsive website – to be viewed on mobile devices
  • Various new page types
  • A Content Management System (CMS)
  • Social Media Integration
  • A new Contact Us page for customer enquiries
  • A registration and log in facility

For the first part of this development PSP produced a functional specification to outline all the development requirements and functionality that was to be included as part of this development.

The functional specification covered the technical and development requirements to build a new mobile responsive website for Sunflower Lodge Childcare.

Detailed within the specification are the tables, fields, pages, workflow and logic required within the e-commerce website.

The functional specification was handed over to Sunflower Lodge for review and sign off.  Once both parties had signed off the functional specification, PSP began the development of the new e-commerce website based on the requirements detailing within the signed functional specification.

The new website was developed within the Umbraco CMS platform, including the development of fully responsive pages for a range of phone and tablet devices catering for users of Apple, Android and Windows-based operating systems.

The open source CMS Umbraco, allows Sunflower Lodge to manage their own site content quickly and easily allowing administrators to create, update and delete pages on their website through the Umbraco CMS backend without having to submit and wait for requests to be actioned by any third parties.

To upload and publish content we utilised the Users section in Umbraco. This allows the client to control who can add users, edit and publish pages.  

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

Benefits

  • New, modern look and feel for the Sunflower Lodge Childcare website
  • User friendly and easy to use Content Management System (CMS)
  • Responsive design

“The whole experience of working with PSP has been excellent. We were impressed with how much time they took getting to know our team and finding the true essence of what we wanted to achieve with our website.

The staff at PSP have been so supportive from the concept to the new design through to showing us how to use it. We loved every minute of working with them and especially knowing they are just at the end of the phone for any questions we have.

We have had great feedback and engagement from the parents with the new log-in area. We really are delighted with our website.”

Lisa Oddie, Manager/Owner

You can view the new website by clicking here: www.sunflowerlodgechildcare.co.uk

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