The Freewheeling France is a great source of information for cyclists who want to take their bikes on holiday to France.
The previous website was built in our CMS of choice, MODX, and our experience with developing MODX sites was the reason we were approached to redevelop it. While the content and user base were both in good shape, the design was in need of a refresh and the guys at Freewheeling France wanted to add some more functionality. We were asked to migrate the site to the latest version of MODX, redesign the look and feel and to add listings for cycling tours and accommodation.
The Studio Republic solution:
We started with the design, completely revamping the look and feel of the website and making it responsive, so it would work on any size of device. The old site was migrated onto a development server and the system upgraded before our new design was applied across the website.
Next came the directories. Visitors to the webste can filter their searches by region and category and are presented with a description, contact details and a map for each result. The website integrates with GoCardless to automatically take monthly payments for each listing.
The directory functionality using MIGX - an extra for MODX which allows us to create complex database applications which are perfectly integrated with the core system so the learning curve for new features is kept to a minimum.
In the first few weeks the site experienced a growth in traffic and has received very positive feedback from its visitors.