Great Tangley Manor
Content management framework
Great Tangley Manor wanted to be able to edit their own copy and image galleries.
We implemented a CMS and dedicated image gallery CMS, providing a powerful and simple way for Great Tangley Manor to keep their content relevant.
CMS & sympathetic design enhancements
Over time our client's content needs outgrew the beautiful and original design we had inherited from our friends at Kyan and so working closely with Great Tangley Manor we designed and implemented new, in-keeping components for many new content areas. This allowed Great Tangley Manor to keep their site relevant while retaining the values of the original design.
As well as the usual components, our CMS implementation for Great Tangley Manor included custom features such as the ability to add 'special offers'.
Improving 3D tour
Great Tangley Manor came to us with an interesting problem, they had commissioned a Google 3D tour but people were getting lost—like loosing orientation on Google street view.
We designed a simple, intuitive and effective 'navigator' for the 3D tour based on an aerial view of the house and grounds.
These four bullet points and tabs show how our 3D tour navigator solved the problem.
- Initial tab: an image—an aerial view of the estate, above the 3D tour, encourages visitors to click (the 3D tour can be seen at its start point, outside, by the moat).
- Clicked tab: when clicked an overlay is added with areas of interest outlined in green (bedrooms), blue (bathrooms), etc.
- Hovered tab: When an area of interest is hovered over, a thumbnail of that place, taken from the 3D tour, appears; in this case the Arts and Crafts Library.
- 3D tour chosen spot tab: When a hovered area of interest is clicked the page smooth-scrolls to the 3D tour which fast-forwards to the clicked area.
More content style
Some other examples of our design and implementation.
Since taking over the development of the GTM site we have designed the presentation of 'Testimonials', 'FAQs' and the presentation of excerpts of these on the home page.
Great Tangley Manor is a highly successful and efficient business and saw the opportunity to tell people more about their manor but didn't have the time to make it so.
We were happy to help and researched and authored a whole new section of content on their website as part of our content services.
Thanks for the great work. Exactly what I had in mind. Remind me never to play poker with you!!
- Worked with client since
- Since—We first worked with Great Tangley Manor in 2007.
- What we did
- CMF integration—We built in vELVET™, our professional grade content management framework.
- Hosting—We provide hosting services.
- Ongoing—We provide ongoing enhancement and development.
- Content creation—We provided original content creation services.
- SEO—Search Engine Optimization.