A tasty refresh for a hungry audience.

Sefton Council successfully led a £1.4m refurbishment of Southport Market with the aim of transforming it into a bustling hub of food and entertainment.

Running concurrently with this refurbishment, we were approached by the council to build a new website to showcase the updated look and feel.

It needed to be colourful and clean, accessible to all and reflect the wide selection of local and international cuisine. The market also wanted to present itself as a go to location for prime events.

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The Design.

On the homepage for each trader stall, bright images are used to show off the cuisine, combined with custom glyphs and fonts, giving the tiles a Victorian style look but with a modern twist.

Each of these tiles leads into the stall pages that provide further information on food and drink, opening times, contact details, social links and a little background on their origins.

There are also links to events that the market hosts, such as music concerts, quizzes, comedy nights and much much more. Those who are interested can also sign up to the newsletter just below…

Social media tiles for Instagram also bring the website to life as users can see snaps of the latest food, drink and events happening at the market.

Combined with the immersive video banner at the top of the homepage, it draws the user in with impressive visuals and make them feel as if they were already in the market.

Each page on the website is carefully laid out with various bright pastel colours and attention to detail in the placement of patterns and glyphs.

There are large galleries on each stall page to show off the delicious types of food and drink as well as easy to access menus and links to social media. A little bit of market history is also tucked in nicely on the about page – the nostalgic images slot in well with the background palette.

When viewed on smaller mobile devices, elements stack in order to present a clean, tidy layout. You can check out and explore the website out for yourself below!

The Features.

Responsive

The website has been designed and developed with mobile devices in mind and displays on a variety of phones, tablets and small laptops.

Events Calendar

We developed an area for Southport Market to showcase the latest events that are being hosted at the market. Users can search for an event by name or date and filter by category

Gallery

To show off the Market in its new look and the customers enjoying the cuisine, we implemented a gallery page packed full of high resolution photography.

Custom Fonts

Website headings use a special font with shadow drop that stands out on the page and ties in with the radiant colour scheme from the toolkit.

Social Media Integration

Social Media links are included on each food stall page and can be customised to include various platforms that the trader uses.

Video Banner

An immersive video banner was introduced into the header that took users on a journey around the market interior and food stalls.

The Facts.

12
Pages Of Food & Drink
200
Photographs Displayed
4881
Lines Of CSS Code

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