A Spring Clean for Adderbury.org
There’s nothing worse than having a website that’s fiddly and time consuming to edit. It makes the task of adding new content a big ordeal and one that you may not look forward to doing, so put it off until tomorrow, or maybe next week…
Adderbury.org is a community website where people can keep up-to-date with news and events going on within the village. As a service to the village, it also hosts sub sites; including the Bell Ringers, the food market, and a kids zone site.
Having been created by us in 2009, we recently gave the site a big spring clean to improve usability and functionality, having taken on board comments and suggestions made by a wide range of locals and users of the website. We also went over the visual design and imagery to ensure everything was fresh, modern and tidy.
Due to the nature of this website and the need to update, edit and add new information regularly, it was essential that we updated the site to be super accessible and easy-to-edit. Now the website boasts an impressive 320 pages of content; including organisations within the village, a calendar with dates for the diary, local links, small ads and a gallery.
Now, any new content can be added and edited easily and quickly with very little effort, making it much less daunting and less of a chore. This usability and the training and coaching that we provided to the people behind the scenes at adderbury.org mean that the website is now run by a team of editors who take in turn to update, backup and manage the content.
As the website is a community project, it was important to ensure that the running costs were kept at a minimum, which of course Village Web Design made sure was the case! If you’d like to find out how VWD could help you and your website by cutting costs, updating your website image or providing training to you, your colleagues or employees, then get in touch for a friendly chat.