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A new website for the Employment Lawyers Association

ELA is an apolitical organisation representing the views and interests of thousands of specialist lawyers in the UK. In summer 2013 we won the contract to create a new design and website. Their existing website had been built with a bespoke CMS that no longer enabled them to manage their content or address the developing needs of their membership.

We suggested a new site using Drupal 7 and linked to their existing membership management system (which we had previously built for them). We commissioned a design from Brandify, a London-based design studio with experience in legal websites, and the software development was led by Bronwen Reid, a highly experienced web developer. We led the project overall and provided the information design and the overall system architecture. It was a great collaborative project and we delivered on time and in budget. As part of the project we also migrated the content from the old system to the new, and provided a number of up to date features including a faceted search and improved security.

 

The Employment Lawyers Association's new home page

 

We used Drupal 7 with a custom theme and a variety of contributed and custom modules. Best practice for usability was at the heart of the design, and a focus on providing the most up-to-the-minute design features, search capabilities and security. With a modular design we have also tried to future-proof the site as much as possible, giving the client maximum flexibility for further development. 

Let us build your new website

We specialise in websites for small and medium sized organisations, though we have worked on some of the biggest and busiest websites out there too! Get in touch so that we can discuss your needs - we think you'll like what we have to offer!

Content management systems

We build our websites using the Drupal content management system (CMS). Most moden websites use some sort of CMS like this, because:

  • You have full control of the content once the site is launched. You can add new pages, edit and delete existing pages, add images and much more.
  • You have full control of the look and feel. If you want to change the colours and layout, that's up to you.
  • Many content management systems are open source tools, so they involve licence costs, unlike traditional commercial systems. You pay less.
  • There are many companies and individuals with the skills to help develop your site in the future. Of course, we hope you stick with us, but you don't have to.
  • There are thousands of developers around the world creating great plug-ins, themes and other extensions for Drupal. That means that you can add new features with the minimum of work.

Your new website in Drupal 7

Drupal is probably the most popular content management system in the world. It is used for websites ranging from small brochure and portfolio sites right up to huge sites with thousands of pages and millions of visitors. Don't let that put you off though - we will build you a site that is simple, straightforward and easy to manage, while still having room to grow as far and as fast as you want it to.

This site is built in Drupal 7. This uses a theme that we developed here at Tellura. We can do the same for you, or build you a site based on the hundreds of available free or commercial themes. We will provide you with a basic set of pages and the modules that you need to get the site working the way you want it to. As with our WordPress services, we will train you and provide the technical documentation you need to start being productive.

If you are looking for a modern, sophisticated, leading-edge website for your business, Drupal is probably the way to go.

What else?

We can provide a range of other value-added services over and above designing and building your website.

  • Most clients nowadays like to be able to look after their own content, but some prefer us to do that for them.
  • We can also provide a range of continuing support options for your website.
  • We can arrange for hosting, and optionally provide the continuing hosting support.

As we have said elsewhere on the site, it's about you and your requirements - we are flexible, resourceful and responsive, and we are pretty sure we can help you to achieve the results you want!

Some of our recent website design and build projects