Housing Developer Website
Chichester Developments have established an enviable reputation for building high quality, modern homes in prime locations throughout the South West. With their property portfolio rapidly expanding, they knew that the time had come for a new website to help them showcase their new homes to prospective buyers. We were delighted to be commissioned to develop the new site for them.
We started by consulting with the client and thoroughly researching the property development market, this ensured that we understood their audience and helped us to plan and prioritise the content of their website accordingly.
We then used wireframes, to show how the content would be arranged across the sites key pages. Understanding the layout and usability was central to the next step; designing and building the online image.
Our talented web designers worked within the client's brand guidelines to produce high-fidelity design visuals, showing Chichester's management team how the site would look on both mobile and desktop devices. Once these visuals were approved we were able to begin the development phase of the project.
Drupal CMS Development
The fast-moving, dynamic nature of the site's content required a powerful CMS (Content Management System), so we chose to use the Drupal 8 framework, This allowed us to build on top of a series of well established and robust Drupal modules that served as the building blocks for the application.
The CMS was tailored to the client's needs, allowing them to easily add and update their property developments. Every detail was covered; from uploading floorplans, brochures and site plans, to updating the sold status of each individual property and right down to giving them the ability to add new and upcoming developments to the map on their homepage.
Drupal gives us the flexibility to add new features to the site over time, evolving it in line with Chichester's own expansion.
Just wanted to let you know that we have had so many compliments about our new website –e.g. "it looks great, looks professional, easy to use, even my father managed to navigate it without instruction!" So a big thank you to you and the team.