We've just completed a large website that tries to throw some light on the hot topic of voting rights for British citizens living overseas. This is a major resource with many links to academic publications, research papers, journals, blogs, detailed PDFs, procedural documents and much, much more. Because the site is so text heavy, we used a lightweight theme, with a simple, powerful banner image. Behind the scenes there's a custom content management system which looks after nearly all of the content and allows the client to change text and add new research material/discussion papers, together with links to associated PDFs and so on. Interaction with visitors is encouraged and we used the free version of Vanilla Forums to create a message board where people can express their opinions and exchange ideas on this subject.
This is the first site we've created using the Freestack Responsive theme
. Rather than behaving like a conventional Rapidweaver theme, Freestack is a blank canvas onto which you can drop the various elements that go to make up a page design. This means it offers fantastic flexibility when it comes to custom design - you can essentially achieve any 'look' that you like. This site was for an educational consultant who specialises in making language learning an integral part of the primary school curriculum. It features a blog hosted on Blogger
but designed to fit in with the rest of the site's style, together with a Mailchimp
signup form which allows subscribers to access to regularly updated content to help with lessons in the classroom.