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Lightmaker 2nd in Sitemorse Benchmark Survey

Lightmaker’s website for Henley College Coventry has polled in the Top 5 College or University sites according to the latest Sitemorse Index Table found here.

The Index is generated with Sitemorse’s software which reviews the first 125 pages of a site and places it in a ranked table based on the quality of User Experience, Governance, Risk & Compliance and Search Capability (SEO).

The quarterly Index is an important independent benchmark that clearly shows how websites are performing, meeting compliance levels and satisfying the needs of their users.

Henley College Coventry placed second and scored 8.1 of a possible 10.0 – an excellent start for a brand-new site according to Sitemorse whose software helps support brands such as ASOS, Vodafone and the National Audit Office.

Both Lightmaker and Henley College Coventry are thrilled that the site has scored so highly so quickly after go-live, although it was always a fundamental project objective to ensure the site gave the very best user experience. Lightmaker are continuing to work with Henley College Coventry to maintain and enhance the site going forwards.

Site Launch: Henley College Coventry

Henley College in Coventry is a highly reputable college providing education and training for approximately 5000 part-time and 1600 full-time students. The college wanted an innovative new website to drive course applications and visits to open days with an excellent user experience appealing to all age groups across the globe.

About Henley College

The college wanted a site that was fast, stable and secure and it needed to be easy to update. The brief was to work with their branding to create a fresh new design and to provide clear user journeys with strong calls to action.


Lightmaker carried out stakeholder interviews to determine what was key for the website design and build. Lightmaker completed an audit of the existing content to understand where the current information architecture let users down and to help Henley move forward and identify any issues.


The site has been built using responsive design so the target audience can access content easily on their mobile, tablet or desktop.  Using Umbraco as the content management system, the college can quickly update the site with the latest course information, jobs, videos and images.

Visit the site here