North Devon Homes - Drupal 8 Website Development

North Devon Homes is a registered charity which aims to provide affordable homes to people who need them. They currently manage and deliver housing services to over 3,100 homes throughout North Devon.

The clients old website wasn't mobile friendly and its primitive Content Management System made it difficult for staff to update, so whilst undergoing a major rebrand of their marketing and communications material they decided it was the perfect time for a redesign, cue Inventive! 

Having successfully pitched we began the process of developing a new website which would make it easy for customers to find the information they were looking for and easy for staff to manage and update. With so many different departments, each holding responsibility for their own section of the site, the Content Management System (CMS) was key to the future success of the website. With this in mind we developed the CMS using the powerful open source Drupal 8 platform.

The new design is bright and friendly, incorporating the charities vibrant new branding. The homepage features a full width banner which can be used as a tool to draw tenants attention to important events and matters and these banners can easily be updated by staff at North Devon Homes. The design is responsive so it adapts according to the screen it's being viewed on ensuring that it's mobile friendly.

We've developed the Drupal CMS to feature multiple user groups/roles, each with varying levels of permission, allowing users to edit their specified areas of content as stipulated by North Devon Homes. Examples of these user groups include one which only allows users to add and edit the websites latest news pages, or another group which allows users to add and edit basic pages and events. To help manage and audit the website, all content added or edited is traceable by user, and is put into a staging area for approval by a site admin before it is published to the site.

We've received some great feedback from the project manager and are looking forward to further developing the website over the coming weeks and months.

Inventive have designed and produced our new website. Throughout the project Mark and his team were a joy to work with, producing modern and innovative designs and ideas, offering guidance, support and suggestions and a consistently excellent level of customer service. The project was delivered within a very tight deadline in a controlled, professional and creative manner. We are absolutely delighted with the website that they have created for us and have also had some great feedback from our customers who have told us that they love its bright new look and layout.

Rowan Summers - PR & Marketing Coordinator North Devon Homes

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