Nottingham Music Hub
Nottingham Music Hub co-ordinates music provision with children, young people, schools and groups across Nottingham City. They were looking for a website that would enable them to deliver their vision that all children and young people in Nottingham have a rewarding and inspiring experience of making music with others. They wished to be able to add a variety of content onto the site and also enable their partners to update the site themselves.
The solution provided allows Nottingham Music hub to
- Update content in house, without technical knowledge anywhere
- Control menu structures and add menu items
- Add and update news & event items
- Select the news stories which appear on the homepage
- Add specific highlighted content and images to the homepage
- Create image galleries for events
- Post events and manage when and where they display
- Include downloadable documents and video content within pages
- Set tags or keywords for each page
Netready also assisted with branding and logo development, offline print material, helping to refine the site structure, ensuring the design has a youthful appeal and advising on organising and ordering site content.
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Netready have worked with the SDSA on a number on-going projects since 2009. These projects include content managed websites and online web systems,most of which include bespoke features to suit theproject the SDSA is undertaking.
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Titan Telecom was looking for a major update for its website, with the aim of increasing sales, user experience and improving the ability to manage its own websites in house, with a great degree of design flexibility.
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Netready had worked with Unicom’s head marketing and brand consultant on a site for another company in the past and he was so impressed with the adaptability and usability of our CMS and the design and technical services that we had provided that he returned to Netready to work with Unicom.
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Netready created a standard compliant content managed website of over five hundred pages. The site boasts a wealth of features, including news and events areas, a business directory, a RSS feed and tenders section. Netready also created a unique system for the site to allow users to access business viability. The Skills Assessor allows EMIN to create assessment criteria which then gives scoring and advice based on information entered. The Skills Assessor has proved popular on the site and is an intuitive way to deliver advice relevant to each unique user. The site has over 2500 members who can access a variety of password protected content.
Working with Netready to design our new music hub website has been both a creative experience and a real pleasure. They have listened to our needs, been both highly professional and easy to work with, met deadlines, and always been available at the end of a phone.