New SetSeed powered website design: XL Horticulture

Written by Ben Vallack on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 03:04PM
Filed in: Website design portfolio
Tags: design, portfolio, cms, setseed
Comments: 1

Horticultural polythene product wholesaler XL Horticulture came to Phototropic for a redesign as well as to control their own content with SetSeed.

I came up with a design which reflected the earthy and natural environment their products are used in. Their audience will be more familiar with how their products are used, than how they are made. I therefore felt it was important to identify their audience in this way, rather than focus on the technical background of the products themselves.

The site features a three-colour pallet: sky blue for the header, plant greens for the central section, and earthy brown for the footer. I also incorporated a earthy texture theme throughout as well as utilised a prismatic effect in the header as a reference to the ability of XL Horticulture's products to filter out various light frequencies.

SetSeed features used by XL Horticulture:

Intuitive, task-based interface

Add images, videos, slideshows and galleries to pages

Interactive calendar to add events in multiple categories

Contact forms

Blog system with authors, categories and comments

RSS feeds for the blog as well as comments

Automatic version control and drafts

This is what Les Lane from XL Horticulture said about us:

We worked with Phototropic to produce our new website. They listened to us and came up with a format we absolutely love. Since launching the new website we have had lots of compliments on how clean and friendly it is, but still very informative. We would recommend Phototropic to anybody.

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  1. Nice Site

    Written on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 2:03hrs by Hisham