Tuesday 11 June 2013

New layout for homepage of the Devon & Cornwall Police site

The below is the new wireframe for the new Devon & Cornwall Police website.

This layout is generally agreed to be an improvement on the present site, there is however some debate on certain aspects of the placement of some key features.

We would like your thoughts please:
Should the search which I have placed top right so that those using screen magnifiers can locate it more easily infact be placed top left?
Do we need the 8 quick link buttons top right (adjacent to the logo)?
Do we need the partner links in the footer?
Do we need the Force main address in the footer?
Do we need a contact form in the footer?

Wireframe layout of the new Force website

For a larger image please select the caption link.
The web designer would very much appreciate your feedback: email websitemessaging@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk.
Thank you.


  1. I think a lot of people are used to having the search function in the top right - it's where the eye naturally goes.

    The contact form doesn't seem so relevant when the first big box in the main content is for 'contact'. If I was coming to the website to find contact details, I'd click on that box before hitting your footer. You can save some space there!

    Do you have a mobile version? Will this be responsive? I always recommend thinking about the mobile layout first because you tend to filter out the stuff you don't really need - this then helps you reconsider what needs to be on the desktop homepage :)

  2. Thank you for taking a look. Yes the site is going to be responsive and we are looking at it very much from a mobile perspective. I will hopefully be posting the flat html version in the next week or so for testing.
    My thoughts for placing the contact form in the footer was ease of access for users as it would be displayed on every page. The homepage could use a different footer however as you're right I think a user would go to the 'contact us' section first.


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