Pooka & Co has over 10 years of experience designing, building, hosting, and supporting WordPress websites for charities, the cultural sector, creative businesses and Government. Based in Edinburgh, we are active contributors to the WordPress community, and pride ourselves on building strong ongoing partnerships with our clients.
Beyond WordPress, we are also experts in eCommerce integrations with WooCommerce, and user data management solutions using CiviCRM, the leading open source Customer Relationship Management system for non-profits around the world. Here is a small selection of our client work:
Our Town Stories
In Spring 2020, Pooka & Co were proud to launch the updated Our Town Stories website for Edinburgh Libraries and Edinburgh Council.
When Our Town Stories was originally developed by an external team back in 2012, the web was a very different place. The site didn’t respond to different browser sizes, and video and audio weren’t expected to be available within a site.
Scottish Poetry Library
Website, CRM system & online shop
In 2018, Pooka & Co rebuilt the popular Scottish Poetry Library website on WordPress Content Management System.
As part of the project, we moved content for over 20,000 poems, poets, podcasts, photographs and shop products from the organisation’s previous website.
In addition, we migrated the organisation’s Client Relationship Management system, and integrated their membership functions with the website, to allow members of the Library to log in and update their profile, view and renew their memberships.
Regional Screen Scotland
Rebrand & website redesign
In Summer 2019, Pooka & Co completed a thorough rebrand project for Regional Screen Scotland, developing their new logo and website.
The site layout is now clean, fresh, fully mobile responsive, and much more relatable and enticing to their broad Scottish clientele.
We’re now working with Regional Screen Scotland to develop their CMS, allowing the organisation to better engage with the film industry across the length and breadth of Scotland.
Responsive web design & ecommerce
Taigh Chearsabhagh is an arts centre and museum based in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Pooka & Co handled the redesign and redevelopment of the client’s WordPress website in 2017.
The brief was to create a more contemporary look for the centre’s site, which would be accessible responsively across device sizes. The site design also had to evoke the rural island location of the centre.
The website is fully bilingual in English and Scottish Gaelic, with navigation to allow users to switch easily between these different versions of the site.
Ecommerce is also a key component of the site, using WooCommerce – the leading ecommerce plugin for WordPress.
Music Beyond Mainstream
Responsive web design
Music Beyond Mainstream represents a dozen of the UK’s top performance venues, curating and promoting unique tours by major artists including John Grant, Paloma Faith and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
In 2016, Pooka & Co were approached by Music Beyond Mainstream to design and develop a new WordPress website that would promote their projects, tours and artists to the wider world.
The design approach creates a sense of intrigue and discovery around the client’s tours and projects, and Music Beyond Mainstream has incorporated elements of the website designs into their broader marketing materials and promotions.
Access Scottish Theatre
Accessible web design
Access Scottish Theatre provide listings for accessible performances across Scotland.
The new website was required to be AA compliant, ensuring its accessibility to those with visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive and motor impairments.
The website was planned with careful consideration for screen readers and all aforementioned disabilities.
The final design uses accessible design practices such as AA compliant and Dyslexia friendly colour contrasts, accessible typography and sizing, optimal line lengths and multiple forms of visual communication methods (iconography + colour + text).