Sir Charles Kao had an existing WordPress website, but it wasn’t built overly well and was difficult for the marketing team to manage.
They briefed us to redesign and build the site based on the work we’d done for the Sir Simon Milton UTC website.
The initial stage of the project was to clone the existing site to our development servers – this migrated all the existing content and SEO, keeping the URL structure in place.
We then redesigned the site based on our clients’ preferences and completely rebuilt the WordPress admin from scratch – adding in bespoke content sections so the team could manage not only the content but the format of each page and the hierarchy of information on the page.
The new site is a massive improvement – it’s now on a bespoke theme, with a reduced number of templates and plugins.
Each and every page can be customised to meet the content needs and our client can build custom pages using our ‘flexible content’ fields – the marketing team are now in total control of the site.
The old site was quite dated and difficult to manage and update. It also wasn’t fully responsive so did not perform well on mobile and tablet devices.
It’s really important for all website to be mobile friendly.
“Google says 61% of users are unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing and 40% visit a competitor’s site instead.” (MicKinsey & Company)
The new Sir Charles Kao UTC site is fully optimised for mobile and tablet devices.
We are very pleased to announce that the Sir Charles Kao UTC website that we created has been selected as a finalist at the fourth annual Essex Digital Awards. To see the full list of finalists and find out the category in which we are nominated, click here.
A big thank you to Hannah Clare at Sir Charles Kao UTC for putting the website forward for this award. We always aim to produce websites that our clients can be proud of.