Eliots Landscapes is an award winning landscaping business based in Welshpool, Powys.
Proficient in all aspects of hard and soft landscaping, Eliots provide a varied and complete range of services - from the production of an initial concept, the creation of fully detailed planting schemes to qualified consultancy and professional garden management services.
Eliots Landscapes had an existing Drupal 6 website. Drupal 6 had come to ‘end of life’ and as such it was no longer possible for the website to be supported - the website had also been compromised and a solution was needed quickly to get it back on-line as the compromise had stopped it being indexed by the search engines.
Eliots Landscapes already had a strong existing brand and being creative designers had positive ideas how they wanted the new website to look, which is great for a web design agency.
A strong portfolio displaying completed garden projects was essential, as was a categorised galley displaying significant elements of garden design – a new, simple to manage content management system was required.
It was decided to fully rebuild the website in the Drupal 8 platform.
Siruss designers worked closely with the Eliots Landscapes team to design a new mobile first design that would both promote their brand and show case their stunning work.
A new structure was developed using multiple content types and taxonomies for grouping and categorising. Content types were designed and developed to allow large banner images on information pages with typography selection for headings and titles displaying the creative side of the business.
Emphasis was placed on the mobile side of the development process where it was believed that a substantial increase in business could be achieved over the old website.
An individual ‘Project’ content type was created with an integral gallery allowing the website administrator to upload ordered gallery images directly to the individual project, all from a single administration page – simple!
A blog was built into the website to allow regular news items and updates to be added by the Eliots Landscape team.
The Siruss SEO & Digital Marketing team performed an SEO setup on the new website, optimising all pages and ensuring that all relevant redirects were put into place to minimise any loss of ranking with search engines.
Drupal training was provided in our in-house training facility by a member of our experienced Drupal team.