Action Hampshire is the name Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) that serves the whole of Hampshire. They provide support and guidance for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across the County, through partnerships and community development. When we met them in 2021, they had a website that had been built for them that they were struggling with.
It had been built with a theme that had been used on 45 other websites, even though they believed they were having a bespoke theme created for them. It was incredibly slow to load, there were 41 coding errors and over 100 accessibility issues. It was also hosted in the United States and, unsurprisingly, it had very poor Google rankings.
Their actual branding was really strong, clear and attractive, it was just so unfortunate that the website was so poorly built. There was a large amount of content on the website, which was being added to regularly.
When we started working with them, it was clear that we need to build a new, bespoke site whilst using the existing content as a framework. As is usual with our bespoke builds, we started with our web design questionnaire at the outset. Action Hampshire took this opportunity to organise the content and several designs were required for the different areas of the website and several designs were required as they wished to have quite specific layouts for certain areas.
Web Development, WordPress