17th December 2013
New website showcases the restoration of Ickworth Church
In 2012-13, after six years of research and fundraising, St. Mary’s Church in Ickworth was restored thanks to grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage and other donors.
We were asked to create a new website that would focus on the history of the church and churchyard, which can be traced back over almost 1,000 years to 1086 and a mention in the Doomsday Book.
The website design makes use of strong colours and blocks with montages of images at the top of each page. These pictures showcase the spectacular stained glass windows, heraldry, statues and works of art that make this wonderful building a sight to behold.
Throughout the design, there is a rich sense of history and tradition but with a modern, family-friendly twist. Among the images of the church itself, we can see children doing brass rubbings and playing I Spy in the grounds.
There is a sense throughout the website that there are hidden treasures and delights to be discovered within the church and its history-steeped churchyard. In fact, there will soon be a free app to help visitors fully explore the church.
We have used a responsive design, so that the website can be viewed easily on desktops and mobile devices. This is important because the Ickworth Church Conservation Trust is keen to get the local community and visitors involved in its programme of family-friendly events, such as tours, concerts and services. By making the design responsive, people can easily plan an impromptu visit of the church from their mobile while they’re out and about.
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