Line :: WordPress Consultancy & Build

Line Communications is a market leader in bespoke e-learning content development with clients including Barclays, KPMG, Ford and Toyota. I was contracted by them to update and improve their existing WordPress-based website. Working closely with their marketing departmant to work out their new requirements and ways they currently used their site, I reinstalled WordPress, imported their data, updated the existing plugins whilst checking comptibility, and then updated their bespoke theme in a variety of ways including:
  • Making the theme compatible with the improved functionality of WordPress 3.0.
  • Updating the design to incorporate the new site designs from the supplied PhotoShop files.
  • Adding an elegantly degrading post slideshow that works in Internet Explorer 6.
  • Adding the ability to seamlessly pull in their Twitter content and YouTube channel.
   

Integra CLO :: WordPress Site

Integra Community Living Options provides residential support and rehabilitation for men and women with enduring mental health issues and complex needs between the ages of 18 to 64. I was commissioned by them to build a new website to replace their rather dated original site. Built using WordPress, the site closely follows their branding guidelines to produce a clean, simple interface enabling visitors to find exactly what they want, easily. The site was setup to be instantly scalable and self managed by their various staff.

Gracelands Yard :: BuddyPress Site

Gracelands yard is basically a collective of alternative therapists and practitioners working together to offer a vast array of health therapies. I was asked to build a site that complemented their easy going surroundings and philosophy whilst conveying a wealth of information about the services and classes on offer. I used a multisite instance of wordpress and added the powerful buddypress plugin. Each practioner had their own sub domain microsite within the gracelands umbrella site enabling them to control and administer their own content on the site whilst contributing as editors to the main site. Each sub domain also had the ability to render as a bespoke standalone site too. Groups and forums were also requested although they haven’t seen much use yet!

OS-Digital :: WordPress Site

I have just finished a new wordpress-based website for Outsorcery, a leading London-based creative studio. Its a portfolio-based site with a crisp, modern design. Features included dynamic content dependant on page keywords and an interactive flash based portfolio section. It was built as a child theme of my own D1g1tal theme.

Digital :: Social Network in BuddyPress

digital2Have just finished a social network-based site for my company, Digital, that’s based on the BuddyPress platform albeit with a lot of advanced, bespoke functionality.

Lots of clever features including voice communication, groups, forums, chatrooms (public and private), member-only content and the ability to build your own sites. Check it out.

Noble Art :: eCommerce Store in Magento

Noble Art is a highly successful English company that produces giftware and souvenirs for worldwide distribution. I have built them a beautiful, engaging shop with a one page checkout built combining the power of Magento, the world’s best open source ecommerce platform.

Thomas Cook :: Technical Direction for broadband/ video travel site

thomas-cook-inspires-3 It was my responsibility to manage, plan, develop and implement a ‘revolutionary’ video-based travel website, specifically for broadband, for their client, Thomas Cook. The site featured detailed holiday searches that provided video-based content for all countries, resorts and hotels on their database. Another feature was the ability to send any of these videos directly to your mobile, you PC, Mac or even iPod. Developed in Flash, with a JavaScript powered Windows Media overlay for the video content, I also oversaw the development of the Java backend and its’ bespoke CMS that provide the site with XML based API’s, liaising daily with the third party providers on all areas like, video streaming, mobile delivery, tracking as well as attending numerous project and planning meetings with the Thomas Cook management.

BBC :: Lead Consultant for the BBC’s first Broadband Website

Planning and developing the BBC2’s new ‘showcase’ broadband website. The website was written in XHTML, CSS and JavaScript and featured many Flash 7 and 8 enhancements. The site contained many advanced features, including the BBC’s first use of Flash 8 streamed video and the ability for the site to dynamically render assets according to both GOIP, bandwidth and system capabilities. All elements of the site also had to be totally accessible. Whilst I was there, I was also invited on two occasions to meet with senior American representatives from Macromedia to discuss improvements to Flash both as software and as a platform, and also to advise the BBC’s design teams on how to co-work with developers on Flash projects.

Microsoft :: Technical Consultant

The Digital Curriculum (including the now defunct BBC Jam) provided e-learning for all schools in the UK. It delivers high quality video, audio and interactive educational content over the Web. I was employed as part of the IM Group, to work as a consultant for Microsoft (and whilst there, Hewlett Packard). I advised and instructed the project managers on the best way to implement a Flash GUI throughout the Digital Curriculum. I was also responsible for developing a range of Flash/JavaScript API’s in ActionScript 2 for integrating the projects Web Services for use by all content providers.

Face Africa :: Php Website

Html / Php Website for African travel company, Face Africa one of AquaTerras clients.