Across the Arts
Design/Coding | www.acrossthearts.co.uk
Across the Arts is designed to provide a central portal for coverage of the arts in Scotland. Its owner plans to link to the best reviews on all the sites already covering the sector, along with offering events listings and blog entries.
He approached us with the idea and some thoughts on how it should look – but otherwise, we had a wide brief. We came up with the site's name and logo, as well as the design and the functionality.
The site includes a search engine for specific events and an advertising plugin allowing the whole site, or specific sections, to be sponsored as appropriate.
Each section is colour-coded, allowing visitors to identify quickly and easily exactly where they are within the site.
How it works
The site is built around our fuzzylime (cms+) software, which provides the core functionality. We added a lot of new options within the software – there's an entirely new reviews section, which manages the core functionality of the site. The system also offers the ability to update the reviews that are shown on the front page at any given time, as well as to upload adverts, choose where they should display and for how long.
What they said
fuzzylime took a dream and turned it into a beautiful reality. I have been a computer user for most of my life but was, and still am, very limited in my knowledge of web design and execution. David at fuzzylime not only listened to my concepts but contributed ideas, and any fear I had of my ignorance getting in the way or being an issue quickly evaporated.
The result is a website that is not only easy to use but far greater than my wildest expectations. It runs smoothly, and the team at fuzzylime are always quick with advice and solutions for any slight hiccups. The site has been live for a few months, and still we are finding ways of making it better.
It has been a privilege working with fuzzylime, and I not only look forward in continuing a working relationship with them but wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to anyone. It has been, and continues to be, a pleasure.