a beautiful new website for a Cheshire Science festival.

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"From start to finish the team at Witeck were great to work with. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable & creative."

project.

a new home for the cheshire-wide science festival.

Amazed by Science is a Cheshire-wide festival focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths, in one of the most science rich areas of the UK.

Marketing Cheshire approached Witeck to design a new and interactive website to promote the 2015 festival. In order to stimulate excitement and awareness of the relevancy of 'everyday science', we were given the task to create a website that was attractive and clean, yet also exciting. The aim was to increase the number of event attendees across the various locations and activities county- wide.

solution.

engaging, entertaining and educational (with just a pinch of practicality).

Our goal was to design and develop an accessible website that was as fun, child-friendly and as engaging as possible. We achieved this through the use of bright colours, photography and fun animations to appeal to both the younger audience and parents alike. We created a website that allowed visitors to quickly find an event based upon location, date or the event activity. To simplify this more and to aid navigation further, a number of additional search options were added. We used the fantastic array of photographic and video content available from last years event to showcase the experience much more effectively.

As well as being dynamic and interactive, we also ensured that the website was functional and provided users with all the information they could require. With the festival's growth, we also needed a solution that could easily hold a large number of events that could be uploaded and managed by the client internally and simplistically.

The website has been developed in WordPress, allowing for each and every element to be completely editable. We have also incorporated the latest in web technologies, utilising animation, video and loading effects where possible to make the website more playful and really engaging through attention to detail in the user experience features. The site is fully responsive, and we tested it across all devices to make sure it renders well and is easy to use for all visitors. This was a key component of the project as we understood that many parents often visited the site whilst out- and-about.

The entire project from the creative through to development is completely bespoke as we were provided with a simple logo to begin the project. The 2015 event was much bigger and better than the first year and the website really reflects this. The client has received a number of industry plaudits and positive praise from the attendees throughout the event week. This has been an absolute success with all events fully booked at each venue in advance.

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