Sentinel Housing

What Sentinel Housing were looking for

Sentinel Housing were looking for a dedicated ‘microsite’ to act as a standalone Home Ownership listing, search & promotion facility for their properties and housing developments.

They needed something which was not only stylish but also thoroughly modern & usable on the move on mobile or tablet devices. It also needed to be easy for non-technical staff to maintain and update, with the ability to easily add new properties or details when these became available.

Interactive, dynamic housing development pages.

Interactive, dynamic housing development pages.

Homepage which automatically adds new development listings and updates when they are Sold or have the Last Few Ream

Homepage which automatically adds new development listings and updates when they are Sold or have the Last Few Ream

What we did

We were brought in to provide all web development and ‘front end’ implementation on the project. We guided our design partner for the project in implementing a ‘Responsive’ design & the alternative layouts & views required for a range of different content layouts involved, and fully developed the solution in line with these (including, of course, cross-browser and cross-device testing).

We decided the project was well suited to the Content Management System ‘WordPress’, which we specialise in, so the related technologies and code underpin the site (PHP, JavaScript & JQuery, HTML5, CSS3 etc. The site makes use of ‘Modernizr’ & ‘Respond’ JavaScript, as well as PHP coding, to enable visual effects on older browsers like Internet Explorer 8 which aren’t natively possible).

Amongst many custom features the site has a ‘Find A Home’ filterable search functionality (custom coded in PHP & JavaScript) and integrated customer application tracking (featuring secured applicant tracking pages, automated update emails and simple batch updating for the client).

A custom built structure of content provides a clean, simple & user-friendly page for each housing development, with the simple ability for non-technical staff to add new properties, add new features (such as gallery images or floorplans) and even pick the accent colour used for the development to ensure stylised branding of each individual development.

The outcome:

Sentinel are already starting to realise the significant improvement the site provides on their ability to promote and connect people looking for a home with their properties & services, with plans to further expand the site’s role & functionality in the future.

We were more than happy to help!

View the Sentinel Housing – Home Ownership website.

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Property search page as seen on a mobile.

Property search page as seen on a mobile.