Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare covers many facets - rescuing & rehoming animals, providing sanctuary and lifetime homes for animals in need and providing education activities to promote animal welfare. Covering over 40 acres, there are state-of-the-art aviaries, a large cattery, kennels, paddocks, rabbit runs, a small animal house and a wildfowl sanctuary with several lakes, which act as a winter home for migrating birds.
The Centre is open to the public daily and is marketed as a free visitor attraction, receiving over 100,000 visitors each year.
What we did
The first stage of this project was to produce a full specification, which required several consultation sessions with the client.
As part of this process, we developed a series of wire frames that the client had already had produced, to give everyone involved with the project a better understanding of how the structure fed through the design.
After the wireframes had been agreed with the client, we develop the complete design, starting with the overall "look and feel" and working this up through all the pages on the site.
The designs were then converted into W3C compliant web templates and a bespoke Content Management System was built, with individual features including an online shop, events calendars, news sections and image galleries.
Finally, a thorough testing period was undertaken both by us and the client before the site was launched in December 2011.