Built in Wordpress with a custom child theme, the site layout has been updated from a previous design I made, now using a modern, full-width design. The layout, colors and icons were chosen to reflect a fresh image for the company branding.
It features a custom slider design with a smooth horizontal effect opaque effect with bouncing text using jQuery.
A translation plugin was used for accessibilty to users based in the UK or the UAE without causing any SEO duplicate content issues with Google.
The site is divided into info, energy and water sections that are marked with headers to clearly display which section you are in, similar to breadcrumbs.
Much of the work was on custom responsive design and search engine optimisation, including Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools location targetting and performance monitoring.
Perfect for Wordpress, this blog-style site uses a customised child version of Wordpress' own Twenty-Fourteen theme.
VCNV is search engine optimised by using image metadata and post tagging, and also has a custom responsive design
The organisation has multiple administrators requiring different logins which allow the users to post articles that are credited with the author's name.
Integrated with PayPal for donations and Mailchimp subscriptions, the organisation raises awareness through newsletters and social media.
Updated from one of my first designs, the site was re-branded with a new color scheme.
The site meets the client requirements with some custom features including testimonials with a star rating which edits the Wordpress' comments template file to process extra data combined with radio input fields styled as stars. Also a page view counter in the footer.
Auto Trade Tyres has unique responsive design and uses many images to define their brand and a like button to capture their Facebook audience.
A child theme was created in Wordpress and uses my own layout, images, fonts and colours in Wordpress which is also fully responsive.
The main focus was on the design and colours also includes some functionality such as customised enquiry forms.
Natura Therapies was a blank slate to begin, With some intial ideas from my client, I was responsible for implementing the branding style and designed the logo, choose fonts and colors, layout and background to create a relaxing, friendly and spacious yet professional aesthetic.
Sadly, this ambitious project is no longer available and has now moved to YouTube. However this homepage screenshot and some other elements are still available in the links below.
The site allows users to submit their own marks by using a form that uses Google Maps API to submit longitude and latitude co-ordinate values to be processed with the form. See Google Map API form here. (The co-ordinates at the bottom change automatically to be processed as php form data.)
An interactive coastal Flash map was created to navigate the site and traced by hand. Check out the interactive coastal map here. (Requires Flash / links no longer work.)
Extensive use of the GD Star rating rating plugin allows any user to submit a rating for the various locations.
Mappress was used as a linking page between counties and location which shows multiple dropper icons for each coastal county which upon click, uses jquery to pop up with a short description and image and link to the post.
Wordpress' custom fields were made use of to show information such as summer species, winter species, best months, best baits, best rigs and parking and walking information for each post.
The site was also monetised with Google Adsense targetting users with similar interests.
This E-Commerce site combines Wordpress, WooCommerce, Stripe and Cloudflare. With customers waiting, a website was urgently required and was completed in about 1 week.
An SSL Certificate installation was required so customers can safely purchase goods and a shared Stripe account with easily self-manageable stock, email alerts and reports all make it an easy and insightful way to manage business.
The design for Shine Therapy Centre was outlined from the start with a main focus to be friendly and approachable.
Custom responsive design makes this site easy to navigate on any device and includes custom made responsive scrolling testimonials.
Combining CSS3 animations and parallax scrolling effects with PNG layers, Excaliber Productions aims for an interesting and immersive experience
On development it was discovered best to use the CSS3 animations sparingly to minimise CPU usage.
Repsonsive design for horizontal parallax can be challenging but now works for tablets and mobiles too.
While the design of Fashion Show Images is one of my first from 2009 and has remained the same, the site is now run by the owner and I help from time to time with the bigger problems that occur when running a site of this size.
Dedicated server-side and database management to accommodate a massive library of images and video.
Monetising the site with Google Adsense and affiliate marketing partners.
Creating an easily self-manageable solution for using HTML5 video content.
Gallery management and ensuring the images are reasonably sized for fast load times and finding solutions for batch image conversions.
Editing core Wordpress files to show a list of designers from the same shows when navigated to that section.
Building HTML newsletter templates for emails to potential sponsors and advertisers.
Photo cropping and editing using Adobe Lightroom and video editing and compression for web.
My role also involved attending London Fashion Week and working in a large studio filled with tech people and working alongside a photographer to transfer photos straight from the catwalk to the web.
I also attedended a Brighton Graduate show to take catwalk and backstage photos and interview designers on their collections and ambitions.
A year in the making, Sold Out Show is one of the most challenging experience I've had in my life. The feautures are very in depth and make it an intelligent site which involves a wealth of complex programmed features created with PHP and a custom MySQL database.
The site allows for two registration types: Artists and fans, in which the user exerpience differs greatly for each as well as logged out users.
Artists are able to create their dream gig, choosing the city or venue they wish to play and set a target for the number of tickets to be sold within a 3 month period after which the campaign expires. During the campaign they can then share and promote the event to their audience. They also have the control of uploading their flyer photos for each event and set a ticket price and a minimum percentage target in which the show will still go ahead. For each event they are also shown insights about their fans, money earned and promotion or cancellation options.
Fans begin by signing up and are shown recommended artists and recently viewed pages based on their genre preferences and browsing history. They can set a bid for up to 6 tickets at any price they choose and the highest bidders of the chosen target set by the band and within the venue capacity will get to attend the show. They fill out their card details but are not charged until the campaign has ended - if they are a high bidder, otherwise they won't be charged.
Many things were needed to be taken into consideration such as, if a card's expiry date is within the 3 month time frame. User notifications and email alerts are used to keep both parties updated on the events. Also PHP maths was used to determine shows that are popular and show the fans an average bid price. A PHP while loop is used within the campaign end date to cycle through the top bidders in the database and use their Stripe secret key to safely transfer hundreds of payments all at once with a single API call. This money is then to be divided and sent between the band and Sold Out Show, refunding options are also available to fans.
There are some other features like MD5 encrypted passwords, a search bar that grabs and suggests band names from the database, a thermometer progress bar that shows how close a show is to selling out, a sorting option for most recent/popular, ending soonest etc, Facebook, Soundcloud and Bandcamp links to be added by users which needed to match the url strings to avoid random spammy urls, lists of thumbnails for a band's fans to show who's bidded and all profiles to allow custom uploaded photos and bios.
A standard Wordpress site for a local business which is fully responsive
DPR also required advertising campaigns using Google Adwords involving keyword research and planning.
An additional Wordpress comment custom field is also used for testimonials by using jQuery in conjunction with HTML radio input fields.
Built in Wordpress, I was responsible for the logo, design, colors and layout.
Conditionaire International required a simple business site to showcase their products available to other business and industrial markets.
The site needed to follow Mind's branding guidelines with specific colors and fonts to be used, as well as illustrations and photographs.
Activ8 was required to use Wordpress as a CMS and needed for the members of staff with different user logins to add and update news posts and events.
Life Pilgrim was urgently created and completed within just a few days, before he departed on the journey. I had to ensure my client was comfortable in updating the blog, and found quick and simple solutions to accommodate their requirements.
The Wordpress blog uses some paid for hosted SEO services as well as some internal efforts, it's also responsive and performance boosted with minfied files and caching.
Tied in with Facebook and Twitter API, a social network auto poster plugin was set up to automatically publish Wordpress posts to two Facebook profiles and a Twitter account in one click.
Much of the work has been found on finding repsonsive solutions for all screen sizes and devices, Mailchimp is also used for newsletters with downloads available upon signup completion and an audio plugin is used for mp3 uploads.