Making sure to keep the website both desktop and mobile responsive (as we do with all of our website designs), imparting information was also high up on our list. As such we implemented a sub-header (below the main menu header) which showed the four different channel numbers to watch the channel on (depending on the TV provider), active social media links and even a troubleshooting section that was only one click / tap away. Therefore as soon as a visitor arrived, it was made very simple and accessible for them to access the content of London Live straightaway.
We also incorporated a parallax scrolling feature as the visitor moves down the page. This presents individual blocks that display different programs, features and news gradually in a way which cleverly mimics reading up and down a physical TV guide (a subtle nod to the traditional way in which this media was consumed and researched). This TV schedule was also made available in the main header with an intuitive day breakdown (separating morning, afternoon and evening programming) and a calendar feature to look at upcoming programmes in the days and weeks ahead.
Yet another great success for us as a leading London web agency, the client was of course happy with their on time and on budget custom website design. Thomas Abbott, technical manager at London Live, explains: “Webheads were very easy to work with. As a person new to websites I found them very patient and helpful guiding me and including me on every step from initial conversations to design and finally coding. They accommodated all my requests and the site was finished to a very high standard and to budget. The whole team are impressed with the results and the aftercare and advice on things like content management and SEO have been very useful in getting the website running well. Thank you Webheads.”