Cornwalls Cottages

The Brief

Cornwalls Cottages came to us to update and revamp their existing site. Their new site needed to keep many of old sites features, introduce a new modern design as well as implementing new features that would help both their customers and themselves including an interactive map to search for cottages and attractions for cottages. The new site also had to be fast, with small loading times.

Cornwalls Cottages Brief

Our Solution

We worked with Cornwall Cottages to build a clean and modern site design using bright, vibrant colours throughout. Focusing on displaying a large amount of information and links in a clear style, we worked through multiple design iterations until reaching the final product. Once this was agreed, we coded the site up to be fully responsive and ensured that it would work well on any screen size or device.

Our development team then took over and began work on the more complex features including integrating with the old booking system to display all the cottages available on the site, a custom search system that provides an interactive map of Cornwall to help users find both cottages and attractions, a custom blog, a content management system for attractions and for images of properties, and various region pages for specific areas of Cornwall. In addition to this, our developers had to ensure page load times remained low for users to have a good experience whilst using the site.

Features

The site was a mixture of bespoke Javascript and PHP written together to provide several features. The main feature was the custom interactive map search that uses the React.js library to display a Google map of the properties and allow users to see live changes to the results as they change search parameters. The filtering is performed via a backend API running a bespoke PHP solution. Other major features include a wordpress blog with a custom designed theme and a custom content management system for attractions and images for properties.

Cornwalls Cottages Features

"We contacted GloverSure to build a complex web system for our business, allowing us to display our large range of cottages throughout the Cornwall area using the Supercontrol system."

- Richard Beaman - Cornwalls Cottages