Scottish National War Memorial
Design/Coding | www.snwm.org
We were invited to quote for redeveloping the website of the Scottish National War Memorial. Based in Edinburgh Castle, the Memorial is a stunning building and serves as a fitting way of remembering the victims of wars right back to the First World War. The website is an information portal about the memorial, as well as offering an online search of the Roll of Honour for those who have died in conflict since 1914.
We redeveloped the site to make it more inviting while ensuring it maintained an appropriate image for the serious subject matter it covered. The site redevelopment ran in parallel with a project to photograph the memorial itself and a large number of these images are used within the revamped site.
We also incorporated an online shop into the site, allowing people who wish to purchase extracts from the roll to do so online after having found the details they need through the online roll search.
How it works
The site is powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) software, with an e-commerce add-on we've previously developed. On top of this, we coded the roll search functionality from scratch – a similar function was available in the memorial's previous site but was less easy to use. The new one searches across all the rolls automatically and also allows the memorial team to upload updated records whenever they wish.
What they said
“fuzzylime were brought on board to completely redesign our website and set up a new online shopping tool. We had some idea of what we wanted the end result to look like but definitely needed our hand holding. We were very impressed in the manner that fuzzylime advised us, came up with ideas, and made us feel part of their team during the design phase.
“We were delighted with the end result, especially their exciting approach to the use of photographs. We were also very impressed in the manner that they were able to incorporate much of the material from the previous website, which dated back to the 1990s, but present it in a more appealing manner.
“I would not hesitate to recommend fuzzylime to any potential customer. They delivered a professional, value for money and quality website which we take great pride in.”
Colin McGrory, Projects Director, Scottish National War Memorial