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Background

Barbers Rural are an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors, Rural Estate Agents and Rural Service Professionals based in Market Drayton, North Shropshire; a well established, long standing and highly respected business in Shropshire and surrounding areas.

Challenges

The Barbers Rural website was built using Drupal 6, this version of Drupal was approaching end of life and a new website was required. Barbers Rural also felt that their existing website could be improved upon and used to more prominently promote their Professional Service offering. The previous website was not mobile responsive and was using technologies such as Flash, that in modern browsing, are redundant.

Barbers Rural approached Siruss, as an existing client, to design and develop a website solution that addressed these issues.

Barbers Rural Screenshots

Solution

The Siruss design and development team worked with both the property side and the professional services side of Barbers Rural to fully understand the client's requirements. Siruss then created a stunning new mobile first design based around the client's existing brand to promote the individual sectors of the business and simplify navigation across all devices.

The decision was made to develop the new Barbers Rural website in Drupal 7.

Particular attention was paid to the administration of the property section. A custom, Rightmove style, administration interface was developed to enable staff members to quickly and simply manage properties. The ability to add multiple property images to properties via drag-and-drop was also incorporated alongside the standard features which one would expect to have on a property website.

Multiple content types were used to simplify the management of the individual content in each sector, where individual visual layouts were required.

URL redirects from the old website to the new website were set up by the SEO team prior to deploying the new website. This particular client wanted to do the search engine optimisation (SEO) setup themselves.  Basic SEO training was provided, the SEO team then worked with the client to identify suitable keywords and phrases, enabling the client to write their own page titles and meta descriptions as required.

Results & Success

Barbers Rural are extremely happy with the new website, commenting particularly on the structure, stunning design and the ease of use of content management provided by Drupal 7.

Techniques Used: 
  • Graphic Design
  • Drupal Architecture & Development
  • SEO Consultancy
  • Search Engine Optimisation Training
What The Client Says: 
We used Siruss to redevelop our website after working closely with Russell for a number of years. We feel strongly that he and his experienced team have developed a deep understanding of our business and were able to translate this knowledge into a website perfectly designed to meet our needs. We worked closely with them on the design and structure of the website and have been thrilled with the result. Furthermore, going forward we find their ongoing support exceptional and their response time to any queries impressive. We could not recommend this professional team highly enough
Louise Taylor
Partner
Barbers Rural

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