The Schoolhouse and Swan Tavern, an event venue and neighborhood pub, was ready to take their website to the next level. The original site was built in WordPress using HTML + CSS, creating difficulties for the owner to make changes. The client was seeking a user-friendly solution that would allow them to easily make edits to the site without having to call a developer every time. The site also needed to be more responsive so that it could work seamlessly across all devices. In addition, it needed to include a calendar functionality that displayed dates of scheduled times and availability to better inform visitors. As well as a way to share drink recipes via YouTube videos.
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- Website Redesign
- WordPress Development
- Custom Page Templates
- User Experience Design
- Responsive Testing
- Calendar Implementation
- YouTube Video Embeds
- Google Review Plugin
Sayles Industries pulled creative inspiration from the client’s original website and a list of other venue sites they admired. Using those two items and a list of goals provided by the client, our design team was able to craft an elegant and user-friendly website redesign for The Schoolhouse. This new design has a similar look and feel as the previous one but with more user-friendliness. This includes cleaner navigation on the home page and throughout the site, higher quality images, and of course mobile-friendly design.
One solution we provided was a simple drag and drop builder for WordPress that allows the client to easily make edits to the site in real-time without the need to code. We built custom page templates to simplify the process of adding future pages to the site. Incorporated a fully functioning calendar for scheduling, embedded YouTube videos of drink recipes, and added a Google Review plugin that syncs new reviews directly to the website.