Inspired by Responsive Day Out in Brighton, we decided to bring the brightest minds in responsive web design to our home town for a day of phenomenal talks.
Champion Power Equipment is a market leader in power generation equipment. They chose Cloud Four to design, build and launch a responsive, pattern-based consumer web experience emphasizing brand consistency, usability, performance and ease of maintenance.
Their previous website had grown disconnected from their products, packaging and marketing materials, and was slow to load and render for users. It was built on a platform that was challenging for CPE’s small, nimble team of marketers to maintain, especially in response to high-traffic events like natural disasters.
By leveraging the power of Responsive Design Sprints and involving the client directly and transparently in that process, we delivered a better, faster, more trustworthy and resilient experience for users and maintainers alike.
I can say with confidence that I’ve never worked with a more technically and thoroughly capable team. It’s very apparent that they love what they do and watching their work unfold is truly a joy.Scott Henning, Marketing Director
Working directly with their design and marketing teams, we extended their existing brand elements and packaging design into mood boards, element collages, and finally a library of robust and well-documented patterns and prototypes.
The design system is consumed by a custom WordPress theme that leverages a handful of judiciously-researched premium plugins (Timber, Advanced Custom Fields, etc.). WordPress gives the CPE team a familiar, well-regarded and extensible administrative interface with competitive hosting options.
Each design we completed yielded new responsive patterns for our Drizzle-powered style guide, which helped promote consistency and increase velocity as the project progressed. Everything from the smallest button to the largest mega menu was polished, codified and documented for ease of reference and re-use.
This is by far one of the best style guides I’ve seen from a client!Feedback from another CPE vendor
Based on analytics data and support team conversations with real customers, we were able to re-prioritize and consolidate website navigation. The “Priority Plus” navigation bar only hides what won’t fit in the current viewport, exposing more and more navigation options as space allows.
It can be challenging for new customers to tell the difference between similar generators. Our design introduced Guided Product Discovery for first-time buyers, as well as product listing filters and detailed product comparisons (all responsive).
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