Website Design & Development

Harrogate Neighbours

The brief

The team at Harrogate Neighbours came to us to design and build a brand new website to help modernise their non-profit organisation which provides care services to the local community. The new website needed to refresh people's perceptions of who they are and what they do, support their ongoing recuritment efforts and most importantly, encourage more online donations.

What we did

We created a brand new website using the Umbraco CMS to deliver a seamlessly integrated, easy to use, modern website.

Take a look

Thoughtful design for a thoughful organisation

Harrogate Neighbours is an organisation that strives to provide the best possible care for the people they work with and as a result, they have developed into so much more than just a care home. That meant the design had to effectively communicate the different services they offer in a clear and accessible way. To do that, we consolidated what they do into four key services: residential care, community care, meals on wheels and extra care and made this categorisation prominent throughout the navigation and user journey on site. We also thought it was really important the design could pull through their social feeds, and maximise their own photorgraphy in order to really demonstrate the frequent, thoughtful activities/events they put on for their residents and the positive impact this has on their local community.
Harrogate Neighbours - Pixelbuilders

Simple fonts, colours and creative flourishes

When it came to the look and feel of the website, Harrogate Neighbours were keen to work with their well established brand logo and colour palette, so naturally, we took our inspiration from here. The decorative orange and green soft, round shapes that accent the content on the website were designed using the logo as inspiration, in order to compliment that exisiting brand identity. The colour scheme was kept simple and clean, to really make the signature orange and green of the brand colour stand out, whilst keeping it accessible from a usability point of view. Clean, professional and easy to read fonts were also used for the same reason.
WGHS & QEGS Website on iPhone - Pixelbuilders

Umbraco, Mailchimp & Just Giving

The Harrogate Neighbours website is built on Umbraco version 9 and has since been upgraded to version 10. We chose to use the Umbraco platform for this website so we could give the team at Harrogate Neighbours a really simple and easy to use CMS, whihc would empower them to create unique pages using the intuitive drag and drop, widget-based page builder. On this site, we also have 2 third-party integrations – Mailchimp & Just Giving. 

For Just Giving, we implemented a function that allows Harrogate Neighbours to define set donation amounts, which subsequently makes the donation process easier and quicker for users to complete. Using a donation page, we display the set amounts and use the Just Giving Simple Donation Integration to pass through the amount, straight into the checkout process. 
“The team at HNHA have thoroughly enjoyed working with Pixel Builders on the website project. You have been patient with us as we have added and removed things and have guided us in the areas we knew little about. Even when we were indecisive about the colours etc you were not faced at all.

Oliver you have been fantastic so great with the staff team and I know they enjoyed the training with them. In all the whole experience has been great and we have a website we are proud of and will grow with us as the organisation moves forward.”

Sue Cawthray,
Chief Executive Officer,
Harrogate Neighbours