Glenhawk where in need of a brand refresh and wanted to update their website within the Property Finance marketplace. They are experiencing rapid growth and attracting a lot of good press. With the introduction of new product offerings to clients and an increasing team it was time to inject their brand values and character into their website to make a bold statement within their industry and attract new business.
The solution had to be responsive and customisable for site maintenance and user friendly for their customer looking to get in contact with Glenhawk’s team on various devices. It needed to be built with Wordpress as it was familiar platform used by the Marketing team and the CMS is relatively simple to use to make future updates.
They were recommended by myself as I have worked with JustCoded previously on other projects at different agencies and knew the standard of their work. They are a great team to collaborate with and always strive to find a solution or even enhance a design feature to make the UX as efficient as possible. Lastly, they have been the only development team that have managed to replicate my designs down to the pixel. This is important for a designer as we care about the aesthetics as well as the functionality.
They developed, configured and built a CMS for us which gave great flexibility. The project started with a Skype call discussing the design, functionalities and the particular elements we wanted the site to feature to make it not only UX friendly but useful as a tool. Once the designs were approved, and the stylesheets finalised, the designs were sent across. They came back with any queries they had, which were answered by myself or the Head of Marketing, and gave us a scope for the duration of the project and what was to be actioned during each sprint. The sprint were around 1 - 2 weeks with a demonstration of progress made weekly. At the end of each sprint we gave feedback to make amends and they we actioned quite quickly.
The team comprised of 1 Designer, 2 Project Manager, 2 Developers (1 Front End, 1 Backend). We were the same team that saw the progress and production of the website from start to finish.
Project management was by both teams development side and client side. They had two members oversee that project deliverables were met and that the work was being achieved within budget with the right amount of resource. On my side we managed any additional design requests or changes that were needed during the duration of the project. Communication was very fluid as we spoke via email or Skype. Email mainly for sprint feedback and Skype for quick requests and questions that needed answering quickly.
JustCoded are fast and are always willing to give suggestions to make the site better. There have been times where something may have been overlooked by my part and they are quick to point it out so I can make amends. They are very detailed in their feedback and breakdowns and they have a great eye for detail when it comes to matching the built site to the original designs. Also, during this site build they have incorporated cool micro animations that give your site a bit more charm that wasn’t thought of and that is one of the thing a like about this company they truly like to collaborate.
What do you like most about the company?
I have worked with JustCoded previously on other projects at different agencies and knew the standard of their work. They are a great team to collaborate with and always strive to find a solution or even enhance a design feature to make the UX as efficient as possible. Lastly, they have been the only development team that have managed to replicate my designs down to the pixel. This is important for a designer as we care about the aesthetics as well as the functionality.
What they should improve on?
Simplify their breakdown on the overall project and the resource cost required for each sprint as it was incredibly detailed and we had to have a conference call just to go over everything so it was clear. Once that was done we were fine but that would be my only criticism.