Coding | www.engagerenfrewshire.com
fuzzylime was contacted by the team at Engage Renfrewshire, an organisation that covers work previously carried out by Paisley Partnership Regeneration Company, Renfrewshire Council for Voluntary Services, and the Volunteer Centre Renfrewshire.
The new body was set up in April 2011 and a small site was created at that time. All of the branding and design was in place but the organisation was keen to add much-increased functionality to the site.
We were invited to add new features including a latest news section, resources system and a database for volunteering opportunities to the site. A key requirement was also the provision of a content-management system allowing easy access by the organisation's staff to update the content going forward. Luckily, that's something we're used to providing!
How it works
The site is powered by or fuzzylime (cms+) software. This allowed us to get the site set up quickly and easily and gave staff instant access to start adding items to it.
We added a feature to the news system allowing staff to choose an image, which is automatically resized to fit in with the site's template. We also installed our resources add-on, which generates thumbnails of documents as they're uploaded and tracks the number of times they're downloaded; and we custom-coded a volunteering database system, which will be used to show details of opportunities available in the area along with links for more information.