Home-Start Lite (V1) Template and Content
I also have an established older design which is described below. I have this design in an off the shelf package that covers most of what Home-Start offices provide to the community. I localise this for your use. Costs start from £160.
Home-Start Lite Website
This is a content management based website which uses the WordPress framework. WordPress is used on over 76 million sites around the world. It is an Open Source Content Management System. I have adapted a template and style for Home-Start which is used on these sites. The major benefit of using WordPress from a users point of view is that you can edit the site on line from practically any browser. So irrespective of whether you are Mac, Windows or Linux based you can still edit a site. If you know how to edit a document using something like MicroSoft Word and know what a web browser is then you can edit a WordPress website.
The parent structure and menu supports the following pages:
- About Us
- Get Support
- Make a Referral
- Useful Links
- Contact Us
- Thank You
The website has standard text in it which is common to most Home-Start organisations. Effectively it is a “website in a box”, ready to go. I will ask a series of questions which will allow me to localise the website for your organisation. This includes editing and creating graphics as well as editing text. Once the site is complete it is released to you and you can re-edit the text as you wish. There are no restrictions. It is also possible to add and remove pages from the site. When I release a WordPress site to a client they have full access to all of the WordPress features at Administrator level.
Market your organisation on the News page
The News page is arguably the most important, you can easily add news items to this page as they come up, the site manages these for you.
The original Home-Start Lite site is available to Regional Home-Start organisations starting at £160 (one off fee), the new Home-Start Lite (v2) starts at £200. On completion of the work you own the website. I provide training as well so you can edit and maintain the site. I can help you with hosting and email set up (£48/yr).
I am now on my fourth generation site for Home-Start clients, the most recent changes are to support a responsive framework. This means the site is adapted to the device you are viewing it on. The website viewed on an iPad or iPhone looks different to how it might appear on a large screen such as a laptop or desktop PC.
Example sites can be found below, note that some of these sites also requested additional pages and functionality.
Home-Start Kernow (Responsive design)
Home-Start Ealing (previous generation website, but still available)
Home-Start Spelthorne (Responsive design)
Home-Start Bracknell Forest (Responsive design)
Interested? Want to try before you buy? Contact me for more details.
Template Upgrade to Responsive website
If you currently have a Home-Start WordPress site using my older template I can upgrade you to the old responsive design based on my Home-Start Lite framework and redevelop the artworks for £60 (based on a 10 page site). Google now ranks responsive websites above non responsive websites if the content is similar when conducting searches. Contact me for more information.
**New in 2017** Home-Start Lite Version 2
A new template which has less of the dominant orange in the design is available to Home-Start regional organisations. The design is fully responsive with Tablet and Phone views as well as the wide screen or desktop view. Upgrades to existing WordPress based sites start from £60. Please contact me to find out more.
The original Home-Start Lite content is also available in this framework if you are looking for a new website.