St Magnus International Festival
Plexus has a long, happy and succesful relationship with customers in the Orkney Isles, both for bespoke websites and turnkey solutions for community projects. We were delighted in late 2014 to be asked to tender for a new website for the world-famous St Magnus International Festival, and even happier when we won the contract. This is a justifiably world-renowned festival, and we were keen to get our teeth into developing a site that would do it proud.
The previous website for the festival had done sterling service, but was very long in the tooth. Based on plain vanilla HTML and with only very limited editing capabilities it had fallen behind the curve in terms of technology, usability and formatting.
In addition, the site was proving especially problematic for users of mobile devices. With the exponential growth of devices such as the iPhone, iPad and Android devices, the user demographics of the site had changed and the expectations of the users likewise. The time was right for a complete rebuild.
Plexus have built the new site from the ground up to be user-friendly on all platforms. The design is a 'responsive' one adapting the presentation of the information to suit the device used. So the site is as pleasant and easy to navigate on the screen of a smartphone as it is on the widescreen of a high-end desktop computer.
Plexus have also built the latest version of our CMS into the site so that the festival administrators can update all of the content quickly and easily and at the drop of a hat as circumstances change and events and courses added.
We believe that this is now one of the best sites we have developed and are confident that it provides St Magnus International Festival with an attractive and robust website platform for the years ahead.
Visit the website: stmagnusfestival.com
“Can I just take the opportunity to say again how pleased we've been with the site, how well it met our rather demanding brief, and that your customer service is second-to-none as well.”
Dave's Rants - Mindless Throwaway Music, the word 'cool', TV News, the word 'entrepreneur, Planning Regulations, and more.
Colin's Rants - Leaf Blowers, Sports Exhausts, DVD Players, and other irritations.
Garve's Rants - Weather presenters and their misuse of the English language.
Jamie's Rants - Coming Soon. Promise
Gill's Rants - Coming Soon, if she can but overcome her natural modesty and retiring nature.
I'd like to say thanks for the work you have done. The site looks fantastic and works brilliantly. The WebStarter CMS is easy to use. And this has all been done quickly and efficiently - and a very reasonable price! I'm pleased that we chose to work with Plexus and look forward to the opportunity to add further functionality to the site as our fundraising activity increases.