Invest Essex

A large scale multi-site, multi-language development project for Essex County Council.


A complex multi-site promoting inward investment for businesses in Essex

The Project.

A project undertaken whilst at the Pixelwork Design Agency, Invest Essex required a high end rebuild of their existing website. The main complexity of this project being the requirement to have 5 websites running from a single CMS install.

As well as a complete front end design and rebuild from scratch using the Bootstrap Framework, I developed an in depth yet user friendly system using ExpressionEngine and the Multi Site Manager to allow Invest Essex and it’s subsidiaries to each manage their own website content whilst overarching administrators could amend content on all sites. This was supplemented with an additional Chinese translation website of the International development arm of Essex County Council.


A project undertaken whilst Lead Digital Developer at Pixelwork Ltd.


Front End Flat Design

Front End Development

CMS Integration and Systems

Information Architecture

SEO Implementation

Development and Maintenance

Server Management


Essex International was a special case for the project, along with the multi-site manager there was also an additional system required to enable translation of the site content to Chinese. This was provided using a cookie system and a content switcher option in the main navigation.


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