Bespoke Websites, Web Design, Web Development

OMdeSIGN agency designs and develops an innovative online platform for art lovers across the world

Exhi turned to London based web design agency OMdeSIGN to develop and launch an innovative online art-lovers platform

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Exhi is a bold and innovative concept, created to offer a unique interactive portal to some of the world’s leading galleries, museums and exhibitions. The distinctive aspect of Exhi is that, with a few small exceptions, the reviews contained within the site will be written and uploaded by the users themselves. The aim of the site is to create a vibrant, accessible online community, created by and for art lovers and offering the chance for users to discover art recommended by people like them. Above all else the site needed to be accessible, fully responsive and visually appealing, showcasing the art in question and making it simple for users to interact across a variety of platforms and via all devices.

When creating a site centred upon the world of galleries, museums and art works, we realised that everything had to be built outward based upon the aesthetic of the site. We created that aesthetic by working from scratch and starting with the logo. It had to capture the ethos of the Exhi community, which is one of timeless elegance, taste and sophistication. As the demographic of art lovers is one which cuts across all age ranges the logo and subsequent branding needed to cut through to everyone who caught sight of it. To that end, it was designed to combine a clear and uncluttered sense of expertise with an obvious accessibility.

Once the logo was in place it was used as the foundation of the rest of the website. By using plenty of white space we created a site which provided the perfect backdrop for the art work and exhibitions under discussion. The other key demand was that the site be truly responsive, working just as effectively across the full range of mobile devices. Our team of experts ensured that this was the case, delivering an online presence which loads quickly and smoothly no matter how it is accessed, and which invites exploration and interaction.

The last point was the one which makes Exhi genuinely unique. It presents a view of the sometimes elitist art-world in which the ordinary gallery-goers are the stars of the show. The site is designed to encourage visitors to upload and access reviews opinions and recommendations. By making it easy to search and find by genre, artist or exhibition, Exhi will democratise the world of art and create a thriving and growing community of like-minded people. OmDesign made this possible by designing and building a site which could be used quickly and easily whilst on the move, and which has the capacity to grow and change as the Exhi community does.

 

For more information on OMdeSIGN London agency website design and development services and for further case studies please visit https://www.omdesign.co.uk

About OM Design

OMdeSIGN is a full service web design studio based in London. We craft beautiful, engaging websites and deliver cutting edge web development solutions. We specialise in website design, web development for desktop and mobile, bespoke e-commerce and search engine optimisation (SEO).
We understand that your website is central to your brand identity, reputation and how customers perceive you. That’s why we put heart and soul into beautifully designed, search engine optimised websites that function flawlessly and drive customers to your business, your organisation or your service.

Contact details: OMdeSIGN, Anglers Lane, Camden, NW5 3DH. Phone: 0208 123 5606

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Web Design, Web Development, Websites

OMdeSIGN redesigns and revamps the online presence of the University of Essex Summer School

When the University of Essex Summer School needed a complete revamp of their online presence, they turned to London based web design agency OMdeSIGN to get the job done.

The University of Essex Summer School was established in 1963 and, since then, has been teaching data analysis with an emphasis on social sciences. The teaching they offer is highly specialised but widely applicable, and the emphasis placed on the importance of research has enabled them to establish a first rate reputation amongst Doctoral and Masters Students, postdoctoral students, researchers and university departments.

University Website

The Essex Summer School came to OMdeSIGN when they realised that their existing online presence simply wasn’t up to the job in hand. We took a look and agreed with them; the navigation was inconsistent and frequently frustrating and content was duplicated many times across the site. Not only did this create a poor impression, but it meant staff at the Summer School wasted far too much time updating the same content multiple times.

We began to put things right by crafting a logo which captured the ethos of the School and expressed it in a visually appropriate manner. This was then used as the basis of an aesthetic overhaul of the entire site. We created wire frames, kept the small amount of existing content which was effective, and filled the wire frames with imagery and branding which was consistent, bespoke and perfectly captured the offer of the Summer School. We also engineered the finished site to ensure that it was simple to navigate, easy to manage and responsive to the full range of mobile devices. Having suffered a website which wasn’t fit for purpose, the Summer School now boasts an online presence they can be genuinely proud of.

Since its launch, the new Summer School website has proved to be a huge success, and an online reflection of a first rate educational establishment.

For more information on OM Design’s web design and web development services and for further case studies please visit http://www.omdesign.co.uk

About OM Design

Based in the heart of London, OM Design has extensive experience in designing and building beautiful, usable and accessible websites created to inspire and effectively communicate your message to your audience. Services include:

Contact details: OMdeSIGN, Anglers Lane, Camden, NW5 3DH. Phone: 0208 123 5606

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