Web Portal Update and Redesign for Gainsmore
In 2007 Gainsmore approached Objective to build a web based portal for independent retailers. Managing Director of Gainsmore, Patrick Walkington, recognised there was no single resource available on the internet enabling corner shop owners to manage their trading accounts online. Gainsmore and Objective created a Portal that permits independent retailers to review supplier product lists and special offers, contact suppliers or pay for goods.
After almost a decade of working together to improve and maintain the portal, it still works well for Gainsmore and their customers. Although innovative and unique in 2007, the look and feel of the portal was almost 10 years old and in need of a refresh. Working together, Gainsmore and Objective have brought a fresh new face to the portal.
The people at Objective remain friendly efficient and responsive and after nearly a decade of working together I am really pleased that I chose them as my development partners.
New Look – Objective used the existing Gainsmore logo and colour scheme, but brought in a cleaner, wider design along with a new font for a modern new look.
Responsive Design – The portal is responsively designed using HTML5. This means busy retailers and suppliers can now use the portal more effectively from their smartphones or tablets.
Updated Controls – Old Windows controls have been updated to Telerik controls. They have been updated to improve the way Gainsmore can upload and edit text in the back end of the portal. The Telerik editor allows Gainsmore design or HTML editing and a preview option. The design editing provides standard formatting options such as text alignment or bold.
Products and Technology Used
- HTML 5