We threw on our capes and came to the aid of the Stockport Spidermen - but how would we put across the fun and positive vibe that they bring to people? How would we meet these requirements and avoid the plain, sterile feeling that has become so common on websites today?
The site had to be Spiderman themed - that should go without saying! It had to be something that adults and children alike could enjoy. Navigation had to be quick and easy - nothing too flashy, but with all the fun and joy that the Stockport Spidermen have been bringing to people over 2020.
In our HQ, we brainstormed and looked at Marvel image comics and dug through the comic book collection of our designer for inspiration. After all, Spiderman is first and foremost a comic book character.
We wanted to make this site as fun as possible, while also being totally functional. WordPress and other building platforms would not give us what we wanted, so we opted for a fully custom-coded option and a custom-built admin area so the heroes could update their own profiles, plus add new press links and content to the kid’s corner.
From our planning and looking at other websites, we decided to make this one a little different. We have taken a classic comic book page layout to place text and content into, making the readability and flow of the site like a comic book - something the kids and Spiderman fans can really enjoy.
Red and blue colour scheme? Well, it's only natural we went with this scheme as it's the trademark colours of Spiderman himself. Add in the webbing, and we were on to a winner!
Now, the font. To bring together our comic book vibe we needed a particular type of font... and no, Comic Sans was not an option! We looked into a range of comic fonts as well as the blocky fonts Marvel have recently used. After searching high and low, our answer presented itself in the form of a fun font that we could add a classic shadow to: "Luckiest Guy". It tied in well to the Stockport Spidermen logo itself. Hooray!
We could give a page-by-page rundown but we think it's better if you see it for yourself - go have a play.
The client now has a totally unique platform where they can put vital updates about their work, giving their following one place to get the information they need quickly and easily.
Other Benefits include:
We think the end result is a fantastically fun and interactive experience for users young and old, giving the Stockport Spidermen something truly original to help further their good work.
The site itself is fully optimised for various platforms including desktop, laptops, tablets and mobiles so anyone can enjoy it anywhere.