MHLEC goes live

My Home Live Essex Community (MHLEC) is part of the wider national My Home Life movement; established in 2006 to improve the quality of life of everyone connected with care homes for older people.

After several months of hard work the new My Home Live Essex Community (MHLEC) goes live today.

The website, designed and hosted by Enovate, is built upon the the immensely powerful Craft CMS. In the design and build phase we also introduced some new tools into our workflow, those being a new Gulp task runner for our build script, BrowserSync for faster front-end development and Vagrant for quicker development environment set-up.

Chris Harvey, the Vice-Chairman for the My Home Life Essex Community Association was particularly pleased with switching the site from Wordpress to Craft CMS:

The existing two sites were limited in functionality and suffered from a lack of user control over 'look and feel' and did not provide us with sufficient flexibility to manage content and its presentation to the user.

Craft has proved an ideal CMS in which to build a modern site and in particular the administrative interface is far more flexible than some others. With the ability to preview content 'on-the-fly' and easily manipulate content, it provides an ideal management system, which suits both our experienced and occasional content editors.

We are very pleased with the response by Enovate to our original statement of need and have been delighted to work with them on this mutually challenging project.

Vice-Chairman, My Home Life Essex Community Association

We have gone to great lengths to ensure a smooth web experience for users on all devices and the feedback we've received indicates that, so far, our efforts have been successful.

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From our client:

"When we invited companies to bid for the development of our new website, Enovate not only demonstrated technical capability but also provided a detailed plan of how they would tackle the project. In addition Enovate demonstrated an excellent understanding of our business by inviting us to define our objectives and the issues that we wished our website to resolve, and subsequently providing us with the confidence that their solution would meet both our business and website needs.

"This was proved during the development when there was tremendous cooperation between the technical team and ourselves, constant liaison over functional and design issues, and an enthusiasm to provide the best, optimal solution for our needs.

"This continued during implementation when improvements and last minute changes requested by ourselves were made right up to the launch date.

"We have no hesitation in recommending Enovate as a highly professional team who aim first to understand the client requirements and then match those needs in the best possible solution."

Vice-Chairman, My Home Life Essex Community

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