Take a visit to the deep dark woods

Our friends at Aardman visualised the “deep dark woods” using Axel Scheffler’s beautiful illustrations to create an interactive world of mini-games and hidden surprises. It’s a visually rich environment where fans can immerse themselves and explore the world of the Gruffalo. We built the site using HTML5 and JavaScript to ensure it works across all major platforms and devices.

Creating an engaging platform

Built using Kentico EMS, the website can provide a personalised experience for every visitor, to max out on fun and engagement. The site is also easy to edit and update with new events, activities and content. And it’s hosted in the Azure cloud to make sure it can cope with spikes in traffic following successful marketing and TV campaigns.

Broad industry recognition

The new website has been incredibly well-received by users young and old, the national press and Pan Macmillan themselves (we also heard Julia likes it too!). It has received a lot of industry recognition, including features in Design Week, The Drum and Campaign, and several accolades, including Kentico’s ‘Site of the Year’ Award in 2013.

The result

Our decision to use Kentico EMS and Windows Azure (and our efficient coding) proved spot on and the site performed admirably when a nationwide television campaign began to drive lots of traffic.

The stats below show that kids all over the world are engaging with it and enjoying it. Just what Pan Macmillan dreamt of when they came to us.

  • An increase of over 35,000 average monthly visitors
  • Over 70% of new visits from over 160 countries
  • An average page load time of less than 2 seconds
  • Visitors spend an average of 4 minutes on the site with 10% of traffic spending over 10 minutes on the site each visit

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