Welsh Housing Quarterly (WHQ)
WHQ is a website that brings together all the latest news and ideas on housing and regeneration in Wales. There is also a quarterly, hardcopy magazine, and one of the aims of the website is to help encourage the audience to subscribe to it.
The client had a very old website, created in antiquated technology which badly needed updating to meet the needs of the WHQ audience and to be brought up to modern, website best practices.
Glass Mountains were brought in to use our tried & trusted process to help redefine the information structure and user experience of the website. We wrapped all this up with a fresh, clean, design; one that made it as simple as possible for the audience to interact with the website.
The website is fill responsive, working equally well on smartphones & tables.
A key challenge with this project was that we had to create custom database export routines to allow the existing, sizeable archive of magazine related website content to be imported from the old websites, into the new, WordPress based platform. This saved the client a considerable task in terms of re-entering data.
“It was good fun working with Joel & the GM team on the new WHQ website. We now have a website that would not have been possible without their expertise and challenging questions that made us really focus on what we wanted from the site. They got to know our sector and took a real interest in our audience. The new website looks fantastic on mobile phones and tablets.”
Ben Black, Comms & Marketing Manager at Bron Afon Community Housing