Block Design

CATEGORY:
e‑commerce, Web
  • E-commerce site with advanced filtering
  • Easy-learn, easy-update CMS
  • Migration to WordPress
  • Clean, minimalist design to complement product range

Block is a design company based in South East Cornwall. Designed to aid storage and organisation, their products are handmade, modern and come in a range of bold, beautiful colourways.

We’d supported Block’s web maintenance for a few years, but the site was beginning to struggle under the growing demand for their products, and a need to remain at the forefront of contemporary design. In 2014 they decided that it was time for change, and asked us to build them a completely new site.

It was essential that their website befit their credentials as a design house, by reflecting their design ethos. This meant a clean layout: minimising clutter and cataloguing products efficiently, so as to make finding each one as straightforward and fast as possible.

As a small business operating as a busy design studio – and as had become clear with the previous website – it was vital for the team at Block to be able to update the new site independently. We build the site using WordPress, with the WordPress e-commerce plugin, WooCommerce, to ensure a simple, intuitive CMS, that could be regularly updated in-house. As a business relying on talent for visual design, it was also paramount that their rich bank of photography assets could be used to its full potential. Now able to easily populate the site themselves, the Block team can finally devote due time to doing so, without the expense of having a third party involved.

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