We were really excited that local eco-friendly living organisation The Hockerton Housing Project chose us to redevelop their website a number of years ago. This was a perfect eco web design project! Having been aware of Hockerton Housing Project for many years, it was fantastic to get the opportunity to work with them.
Great to work with efficient and quick, takes the hassle out of a web site.
Simon, Hockerton Housing Project
Design & Branding
With branding and other graphics taken care of by Hockerton resident Bill Bolton, we created a new site design for Hockerton Housing Project including a responsive design that reformats to suit mobile screen sizes. Using WordPress as a starting point, we created a custom theme and customised WordPress to give Hockerton Housing Project the functionality they needed.
The design has evolved over the years with a recent homepage refresh to promote their products and services more clearly. By using our own theme rather than a generic commercial one, we’ve been able to easily make the changes required.
Green Web Hosting
The site runs on our green web hosting and has our free Let’s Encrypt Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate installed to give them the green padlock in the browser address bar and make the site more secure. We also helped import their old website and external blog content into the new site.
Hockerton Housing Project have a range of technical factsheets and pictures available to buy, so we created an online shop to help them sell more copies. The shop was initially run on Jigoshop, but as WooCommerce became the dominant WordPress ecommerce platform we cross-graded them to that system. Paypal takes care of the payment side of things.
About Hockerton Housing Project
The beautiful off-grid, earth sheltered houses are located next to a lake and they grow some of their own food. It’s an inspiring place and demonstrates that eco living doesn’t have to be austere.
Hockerton Housing Project has launched a new website to showcase its work across all aspects of eco homes and sustainable lifestyles. The not-for-profit Project has hosted over 20,000 visitors to the site over the past 14 years, and its consultancy service has helped a range of domestic, commercial and community building and renewable energy projects. With local, national and international interest in how the Project delivers on its eco objectives, the website is a vital shop window.
The Hockerton Housing Project itself is an amazing place and if you are interested in having a look around they run regular Saturday tours guided by the residents themselves.
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