Creating and building a new professional website design for the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, based in Yorkshire.
We have looked after the KWVR website for a number of years now, they had a site that was great looking already. But with time the railway evolved. The people behind the website in the KWVR office struggled to make website work for them. As the site had been added to a bit at a time over a few years the general flow of the website had become cluttered. It wasnt easy for a viewer to find what they were looking for and the events feature just wasnt working….
So we had a few meetings with Philip and Carla at the railway, discovered what they liked about the original site. Plus also the negative points that they had flagged up about the website they currently had. The style of the site they liked, a few tweaks were suggested and possible new features were requested.
The railway also had a second website. An enthusiasts site dedicated to people who had an interest in the actual trains and carriages. Rather than families looking at days out on the railway. So the need for a professional website design to the enthusiasts side of the railway is needed. During the conversations we decided that would incorporate both sites together.
We built a bespoke wordpress website for the railway, which allows the team to create and update page content such as events and add new carriages. The use of Instagram has become a key factor to show off the railway. The new website pulls the social media feed to show on the home page. Other features include various items coded for ease of use. such as adding videos into the website. Drop down sections where information on trains can be hidden until the viewer wants to read the content.