Client: Commission for Rural Communities
Rocktime have undertaken work for the Countryside Agency from 2002 to provide a
range of internet and web database development including the ‘Vital Villages’ and
‘Land Management Initiative’. The CRC formed in 2005 as a result of the restructuring
of the Countryside Agency.
Rocktime was commissioned to develop an extranet portal that would enable the Commission
to manage the dissemination of specific information to a particular audience.
- Website & Extranet design & build
- Bespoke web database development
- Rocktime dedicated hosting
- Dynamic Flash maps for UK club locator
- Website accessibility compliance
Rocktime developed a web based Best Practice Database for the CRC that holds information
on thousands of projects that rural communities in this country and abroad have
undertaken to improve their quality of life. There is also information on publications,
policy approaches and links to other organisations that promote best practice.
The Logic CMS provides an intuitive web based interface that enables administrators
to manage all areas of the extranet and through their tasked responsibilities only
have access to certain areas. In addition to expand the extranet as and when required
by creating 'sub-sites' dealing with particular project areas.
The Vital Villages project is regularly used as an example of ‘Best Practice’. Rocktime
have built a successful relationship with the CRC / Countryside Agency over six
years and three major projects.
Rocktime have provided an extranet that offers The Commission Communities a suite
of online tools that give users the opportunity to participate in their work, have
their say and to influence the outcomes. It also allows the Commission to raise
its profile and to influence others. In addition the site allows for specific groups
of experts within particular areas to access information 'by invitation only'.
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