Clúid Housing Association's new site has just been put live by Webtrade at www.cluid.ie. Clúid are involved in the design, build and management of high quality social rented housing where they aim to facilitate the creation of homes and sustainable communities.
The site was designed to fit perfectly with Clúid's brand guidelines, and with a navigation to provide information for their three main audiences:
- Potential builders/developers of new Clúid housing projects;
- Existing Clúid residents; and
- Prospective new tenants or individuals seeking a Clúid home.
Webtrade carried out the website design and full content management of the site, allowing them to update all areas of the site with our Siternity content management system.
Clúid staff have full control over all aspects of the site - navigation, content, documents, images etc. through our simple to use Siternity content management.
They also use our Siternity photo gallery module and Siternity mapping module for showcasing the housing developments they manage across the country - some 2,794 housing units in management and a further 557 on site. Clúid can upload photos to the site in just a few seconds and easily add markers for any of their developments onto interactive Yahoo or Google maps.
The icing on the cake for Clúid is that their whole site is future-proofed by being on Siternity, with upgrades always, and peace of mind that they're always on a product that grows with them over time.
"Clúid Housing Association is a voluntary housing association providing social rented housing to people on the local authority waiting lists. Clúid also provides services to a number of local authorities and other housing associations. As such the website is a key marketing and informative tool for Clúid and after meeting with a number of providers we asked Webtrade to redesign the site for us in 2008.
We are very pleased with the new website; it is very user friendly and now includes detailed sections for our tenants, local authorities and developers. The interactive map is excellent as it showcases all of our developments around the country and many visitors to the site have commented on this.
The Siternity content management system is exceptionally easy to use and the fact that we can update it ourselves as often as is needed was one of the key reasons for choosing Webtrade.
Emily and Joe were great to work with and really listened to what we had to say about Clúid and our ethos whilst also focusing on what we wanted from them in terms of design and layout.
Many thanks to all in Webtrade"
- Pamela Southern, Executive Secretary, Clúid Housing Association