web design

electricbrighton.com

A new design, built on sustainable web technologies and helping to drive the transition to sustainable transport.

Overview

  • Interface design
  • Front-end development
  • Responsive design
  • Content Management
  • Branding
  • Email marketing
electricbrighton.com - Homepage (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - Homepage (mobile)

Electric Brighton aims to help with the transition to sustainable transport locally, by providing detailed information on charging infrastructure in the city and to answer some of the questions people have around electric vehicles.

The new design for electricbrighton.com retains much of the core branding elements for Electric Brighton but features new supporting artwork from freelance illustrator, Sophie Carpenter. The new website adds a number of improvements over the previous version, including better performance and accessibility. Page loading times have dramatically improved, helping to increase site traffic 10% per month, for the first four months following its relaunch.

electricbrighton.com - FAQ 1 (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - FAQ 2 (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - FAQ 3 (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - FAQ 4 (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - FAQ 6 (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - FAQ 6 (desktop)

A searchable FAQ provides detailed information on a number of topics relating to electric vehicles.

electricbrighton.com - Charging map (desktop)
electricbrighton.com - Charging map (mobile)

Under the hood, a new build process using Webpack has streamlined both the SASS and JavaScript compilation; and also optimised the visual assets ready for deployment. These changes have ensured further performance gains on the site's front end, helping to improve the overall speed for the user.

Site content was migrated to the latest Craft CMS version, which has provided easy-to-use tools for updating the live site. Craft CMS has also provided an Element API, which has been perfect for serving JSON data for many of the location pages and the more dynamic Charging and Community pages.

Performance & Environmental Impact

  • 0.87g CO₂ per page view*
  • 96% Lighthouse performance score
  • 100% Renewable hosting & CDN

*0.87g per pageview of homepage, recorded via Website Carbon, November 2020
† Generated via Lighthouse, November 2020
‡ Provided via Krystal UK and Google Cloud Platform