Future Now

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The first Future Now site was developed around the restrictions of the client’s hosting provider, which had no server-side scripting. Editing page content within HTML files wasn’t ideal, and we offered to migrate the site to our own hosting service. The results have been positive in every respect: the client is delighted with the good looks and ease of editing, and we’ve fielded no major issues since it went live.
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Design brief

design-coachingThe client wanted Future Now to be both business-like and visually appealing. Much of the content is dynamic: it incorporates current training programmes and short term courses. For this reason it had to be easy for the client to keep the site updated.

ELSEAPPS customised a theme with a “serious business” header and footer, but a lighter feel and generous use of spot colour in between. In particular we created a number of slideshows using our own stock images to draw visitor attention to key messages.

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Contact form

The contact form in the footer of every Future Now page delivers messages directly to the client’s inbox. The site uses an embedded WuFoo form which provides intelligent spam filtering.

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Blog integration

blog-authorThe Future Now site includes a fully featured blog. Posts can contain images and videos; they’re searchable and can be assigned to multiple dynamic categories. Users wanting to keep up with the latest posts can subscribe to the Future Now RSS feed.

blog-socialBlog posts are integrated with primary social networks. Reader comments are moderated before publication, but readers can tweet blog posts and like them on Facebook with a single click.

blog-footerThe most recent blog posts are displayed in the footer of every page on the site. The latest Future Now news is always only a click away.