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

Go to www.horizon.ac.uk

The Challenge

Horizon is a research institute funded by Research Councils UK, the University of Nottingham and over other 40 academic and industrial partners.

The main objective of the new website is to raise Horizon’s profile and promote their activity to the targeted segment of the market. This segment includes existing sponsors and academic partners along with 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 a requirement specified.

The Approach

Before we could begin designing the site, a full audit and consultation with key members of the Horizon team was necessary to identify key requirements. The audit consisted of various elements including identification of target market, user needs and specific features.

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

Features that Horizon have benefitted from include password protected login, events management module, news module, case study module and blog.

A social media callout was 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 Result

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 - this really does showcase Horizon’s exciting research projects. Furthermore, easy navigation and information-rich content provides the user with a smooth web experience.

Website built using Senior's River Content Management System.

Website Features

  • News
  • RSS
  • Enquiry Forms
  • Case Studies
  • Events