It’s been several years since we stepped in to help Barrington Stoke with hosting, support and maintenance of their existing WordPress- and WooCommerce-based website – but behind the scenes we have been working with them on a major design and content update to the site, which went live last week.
Edinburgh-based Barrington Stoke publishes fiction and non-fiction adapted to different reading ages for reluctant, under-confident and dyslexic children and teens.
We have a new website! 🎉 🎉🎉
To celebrate we’re offering a special discount on web orders – just use code NEWWEBSITE at the checkout to get 15% off your order 💫 https://t.co/q6Rdvwelev
Artwork: @MaisieParadise pic.twitter.com/MfGGh7F2sa
— Barrington Stoke (@BarringtonStoke) April 29, 2019
We really enjoyed injecting more of Barrington Stoke’s personality and brand in to the site – as well as thinking about the needs of their different audiences, and sorting out some ‘behind the scenes’ issues, such as shipping costs and order processing. The lovely illustrations by Maisie Paradise Shearring introduce a new sense of coherence around the website content, which is lovely to see, and Barrington Stoke also worked with Laura Jones, publisher and co-founder of Scottish indie publishers 404 Ink, who focused on reorganising and updating content in time for the re-launch.
We asked Lucy Juckes, co-founder Chair of Barrington Stoke, about their experience of working with Bookswarm:
“Bookswarm have been excellent to work with on the redesign of our website. They always give careful consideration to our proposals, advising us how to achieve and improve what we have suggested. They are great to work with, going above and beyond what’s been agreed, full of initiative, reliable on deadlines, problem solvers rather than problem creators. We would not hesitate to recommend their expertise.”
So that’s nice!