St Andrew’s Cathedral, Singapore
Client SinceFebruary 2016
Dating back to the 1800s, Singapore’s St Andrew’s Cathedral is home to a thriving Anglican community with a diverse and busy clergy, staff and congregation.
When The Revd Canon Terry Wong contacted Hop Studios, he had a functional but out-dated website in need of both modernization and a more streamlined updating process. In fact, the site was a flat file Dreamweaver site that couldn’t keep pace with the cathedral’s busy schedule of events, services and news. It was time for an overhaul, and some contemporary website features like mobile support and a snazzy design.
We began with a thorough design process, mocking up the many content features and then turning them into responsive code that not only looks good on desktop, phones, and tablets, but also shifts functionality to best suit each device. This was our first project using ExpressionEngine 3, and the results have created an impressive improvement in the time and effort necessary to update the site.
Their new website is packed with features; there’s an event calendar, weekly audio sermons (also available as a podcast), a weekly column by The Revd Canon Terry Wong called Vicar Writes, and the Courier Online, a blog featuring writings by clergy and congregation.
The final result is a site we all feel proud of, with the flexibility to feature any piece of content on the home page, and with enough complexity to allow staff to create small interior verticals from groups of pages, as with this tour of the cathedral’s history and facilities.
It’s always a thrill to turn a creaky old-timer into a nimble and effective online presence!
It has been wonderful working with the Hop Studios team. The attention to details has been fantastic and advice given top notch. We look forward to continue our working relationship as we continue to improve on the site. This is a beautiful site -- some very good concepts and work has gone into it. Some of the best ideas are unseen to the public but have empowered our team to work well on this site. Great job guys!The Revd Canon Terry Wong
We've Blogged About This Project
- September 16, 2016
St Andrew’s Cathedral: Pairing Beautiful Design with Elegant Functionality