Higher Kinnerton Community Council
As the name suggests, Higher Kinnerton Community Council (HKCC) is a community council for the beautiful village of Higher Kinnerton just outside of Chester.
UPDATE: I'm very pleased to say that the Higher Kinnerton Community Council won the One Voice Wales Award for Best Website 2017. Read more about it here.
HKCC required a complete redesign of their outdated and difficult to use website, which had not been substantially updated in many years.
The client had a clear idea of what they wanted to achieve with the new website: clarity, professionalism and "attention to detail". On top of this, the client was able to point me to an existing website (in a completely different sector) to use as inspiration.
In order to maintain responsiveness and accessibility, the design also needed to revert to a "standard up-down" design at smaller screen sizes.
The HKCC website is designed to be simple and easy to navigate. It also features two directories—one featuring local businesses and one featuring local organisations and groups—which can be easily updated by the Committee at any time.
In order to maintain a consistent look across the site, I developed custom iconography for the directories, to add a visual indicator to the business-type.
As a Community Council, HKCC are required to provide additional accessibility features to ensure that the website can be viewed by the widest possible audience, including those with impairments that impact on the way they use the site.
Following completion of the website, I trained a Committee Member in the use of the Squarespace CMS, enabling him to independently update the website with content going forward.