Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
The Quoakle team continues to offer a growing range of services to businesses across the Gloucestershire region - supporting local companies in the design, development and promotion of their own website.
Having recently completed a website for the well-established garden services company, Greenfields (which is proving to be very successful), the next exciting project was the re-designing of its website for the popular Coffee House and Christian Bookshop at Newent, the Good News Centre.
The project started with one of those "divine appointments" when Quoakle's head of Client development, Sean Cresswell, having just returned from a mission trip to India, got chatting to Centre manager Donna Clark. He happened to mention he worked for a Christian company that created websites and a very positive business relationship was begun.
Nigel Steele, the project co-ordinator for Quoakle, couldn't wait to produce something really special for the Good News Centre having enjoyed many visits to the bookshop and coffee shop over the last twenty years.
After initial research into the websites of other Christian bookshops and Coffee Shops across the UK, Nigel talked with Donna and agreed the style and feel that she wanted the site to have - a vibrant, welcoming and contemporary look. Graphic Designer, Sam Gretton, was asked to produce a design for the new website and came up with three different versions. The one which was chosen was something very close to what is now live on the web.
Some creative adjustments were made to the design, having shown the drafts to one of the trustees and then the work was handed over to Web Developer, Dave Southey, to create the templates and do all the complicated work with coding! The reliable content management software - Joomla was used to power the website.
One of the final stages was the taking of hundreds of photographs to to enable us to present various aspects of the Centre and its work most attractively.
The new Good News Centre website aims to show what a great place it is to visit, for coffee and tea, for meals, for Christian books, gifts, Christian Music - DVDs, CDs, Fair trade items and lots more! Thanks to the great photography of Stroud-based Tom Barnfield, the website really is able to present the Centre as the attractive setting it is for local people as well as visitors.
Quoakle's latest website can be found at www.goodnewscentre.com
You may even spot Quoakle's Administrator, Naomi Clayfield, who we took along for the photo shoot with some other friends of the Centre.
Quoakle is also very pleased to advertise the Good News Centre on its innovative online business directory on the page for Restaurants in Gloucestershire.
Follow one of the links in this article to find the new website, then take a trip out to Newent to find out what a great place to visit the Good News Centre really is!