December 1, 2010

A website facelift

Jeremy Browne is the Minister for Parliament for the Taunton Deane constituency in Somerset.  He was first elected to Parliament in 2005, and contacted me about building him a website to help him communicate better with his constituents.

In trying to reflect the gentle countryside nature of Somerset, I created a website with an autumnal feel.  In 2008 the website was nominated as a finalist in the British Computer Society MP Website Awards.  Unfortunately, it didn’t win, but did feature in a video about the competition.

Jeremy Browne MP 2006 site design

In late 2009, I was asked to transform the site for the 2010 General Election by giving it a complete facelift whilst keeping the same overall design.  This time the brief required a punchier and more modern feel along dynamic elements such as “Facebook”-style “on-the-fly” updates and moving gallery images.  The website facelift was built in three weeks, and launched on the Friday before the election.

Jeremy Browne MP 2010 election site redesign

In April 2010, Jeremy Browne MP was re-elected with an increased majority.  He was also appointed as a Minister Of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth office as part of the coalition government.