Horizon

Website design from Senior Internet
Website design from Senior Internet
Website design from Senior Internet

Horizon is a research institute with over 40 other academic and industrial partners. The site is designed to fit all screen resolution from tablet to the widest widescreen using large banner images that adjust to fit the screen size. This combined with fixed elements ensure this site’s usability.

www.horizon.ac.uk

Our Goals

The main objective of the new website is to raise Horizon’s profile and promote their activity to the targeted segment of the market. Its target audience included existing sponsors, academic partners and members of the public.

 

Modernising the look and feel of the site was also of paramount importance. In addition, integrating social media more effectively throughout the site was another key requirement.

The Senior Transformation

Before we could begin designing the site, a full audit and consultation with key members of the Horizon team was required to identify key requirements. In this meeting, we looked at the client's target market, user needs and specific features.

 

River CMS was chosen as the preferred platform to accommodate the new site. The advanced, highly-featured web CMS is used for 95%+ of our clients sites. The platform's flexibility allows it to fit in seamlessly with the client's website needs.

 

Features that Horizon have benefitted from include a password protected login.  Events management, news, case study and blog modules were also introduced.

 

A social media callout was also created to allow Horizon’s latest Twitter posts to be displayed on many pages throughout the site, This encourages visitors to engage more actively with the company and build a relationship through their Twitter page.

The New Web Experience

The new website successfully helps to promote Horizon as a dynamic, forward-thinking and vitally important research institute.

 

In terms of the bank-end of the site, the intelligent and flexible CMS used has given Horizon full control over their site as they are able to manage the content themselves.

 

The front-end of the site boasts a clean, strong and modern design, showcasing Horizon’s exciting research projects effectively. Easy navigation and information-rich content also provides the user with a smooth web experience.