Shared Assets is a social enterprise that supports community management of woodlands, waterways, green spaces and coastal areas and helps landowners and community enterprises work together to transform under managed land into productive community spaces.
Our partnership with Shared Assets started in mid-2013 when we were approached to redevelop their existing WordPress site. The organisation has since transitioned to a more consultancy-based approach to their services and in 2016 they decided it was time for another refresh of their online platform.
Shared Assets were already used to the WordPress so we decided to build a new site based on this platform. The Shared Assets team had a good idea of what messages they wanted to convey on their new site and we worked with them to clarify which of these were the most important.
The result of these early exploratory sessions was to break down their services to two main sections – ‘what we think’ and ‘what we do’. We also decided to make this iteration of the site heavily image led and we designed a simple clean layout that lets the great original content that Shared Assets produces do all the talking.
On a more technical front, we also made judicious use of the WordPress REST API in conjunction with some custom Vue JS components to make the user experience that bit more seamless and enjoyable.
We’re continuing to work with Shared Assets as they grow and continue to make land work for everyone.
We want to say a big THANK YOU to John Wyles @FourStacksWeb for our lovely new website. A pleasure to work with too!The Shared Assets team, via Twitter