Large and small layouts for Mums In Need
I originally started working with Mums In Need in April 2017 after finding they needed to update their website and didn’t have the time to do it themselves. Though this became a bit of a mix up as they were wanting a Wordpress site but at the time I wasn’t versed in Wordpress or PHP.
We went our separate ways but I really wanted to help them and their charity so I decided to learn Wordpress and PHP to be able to work with Mums in Need. This turned out to be a great decision as it’s not just helped them get a better website but it also helped me increase my skills and knowledge.
Mia was recommended to us as we needed to update and revamp our website.
At the time, Mia was looking to create a new website for us from scratch but
as we use Wordpress to host and wanted to continue to do so we asked Mia to
pursue this option. At the time she did not have the skillset to offer this
but we were blown away by her dedication when she contacted us to say she had
learnt how to do what we wanted.
Mia is patient and understanding
of our workload demands and was a pleasure to work with. We met regularly for
updates and she sent us regular updates and questions via email to ensure the
website was how we wanted it. When we were unsure, she made recommendations and
she worked to create what we wanted. We’ve had so much positive feedback on our
website now and we’re really pleased with it.
Designing Mums In Need
Mums In Need is a charity based in Sheffield that helps people suffering from
emotional and financial abuse. Their website was originally a free Wordpress theme
which whilst useful wasn’t very appealing due to the restraints of what it could do.
In our initial discussions about the design and layout, I was to create a cleaner more responsive site that utilised the space.
The charity’s colour was changed to a deeper purple so to stand out better and I helped to re-design the logo. This included the new font, colour and changing the positioning whilst keeping the original image. New widgets were added to include their email subscription, survey link plus personalised social media icons. The overall look kept the familiar feel of the old site but made it cleaner and easier to use.