The second project was the redesign and upgrade of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen Website which has just gone live. Yippee!
It was ideal timing for it to follow on from the printing of the new Directory as it meant much of the hard work of collating information had been done and the content already created. Again all the designers are grouped by medium Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery and Silver, Metalwork, Textiles and Leather, and Wood.
Over the coming month more images will be added to each member's own page and their text expanded.
Our previous site used a WordPress platform which enabled every Guild member to update and amend their own page. This is a great way to share the workload among a membership of 58 craftspeople, however, despite a user-friendly 'how to' sheet, it proved a nightmare for a large proportion of members. Many never managed to pluck up the courage to update their page in 3 years!
This time I have gathered a willing admin team of members who are comfortable with computers and we are going to share responsibility for keeping pages up-to-date on behalf of our fellow designer-makers.
The design and creation of the site is by local Worcester company Top Spin Web Design. Matt did a brilliant job of interpreting our brief and was a pleasure to work with.