Set in the heart of rural Sussex, West Dean College is internationally recognised for excellence in conservation, arts, and design education.
West Dean Gardens
As well as being a place of learning, West Dean has one of the finest public gardens in the South of England. The site therefore needed to cater to two sets of users (potential students and potential visitors) without causing confusion.
The West Dean website is fully integrated with the college's timetabling and booking system, so that users can check the number of places available on any course in real time.
Flexible content blocks
The West Dean site is a great example of the value of this approach. The number of different departments entering content makes it difficult for one person to have oversight. Instead, pages are constructed by different people using a flexible set of 'blocks' designed by D3R.