I have selected a few of my personal favourites from past projects for various clients. If you do not see a site that tickles your fancy, bear in mind that a lot of my work is designed and built from scratch inline with a client's needs, personal taste and budget in mind. If you have seen another website and want yours to have the same style, give me a shout. I would never encourage plagiarism but happy to discuss how your company's website can be adapted to fit a particular style.
Please note: As some of my work is done through agencies, some of the projects below are not my specific clients.
Simply Residential are an independent estate agent based near Manchester, dealing with rentals and sales of both residential and commercial property. They also promote properties in Spain through their sister company, 'Simply Spain'.
For the British properties, they firstly wanted a complete rebrand to give the company a more professional appearance to help bring in more business. This included a new logo which they use on all literature, their shop front, property listings and their website of course. A new website was also needed as the existing one was looking dated and unsuitable for viewing on mobile devices.
The new site needed to take a file of property data exported by the database they use and import those properties along with associated photos, all on an automated basis. I firstly wrote hundreds of lines of code in PHP to take that data and convert it into a format that could be imported into the website. The original format was intended to use in websites like 'Rightmove'. Once converted, the site then takes that newly formatted data and imports at set intervals into their website. It is all fully automated with no human involvement needed.
Simply Spain uses a similar setup but with a lot more properties.
Fit Fit is a healthy snack bar made from dried fruit. The company behind the idea were looking for a website that would promote their snack as a modern lifestyle product.
They also wanted to sell the snacks online initially to help spark interest before the bars were sold through other retailers. I setup an easy-to-use e-commerce system to do this which is secure, integrates the entire order and payment process into the website.
Some companies have used my skills as a developer to build systems that are not necessarily available to the public but still use web browser technology. Those systems are generally known as 'hosted databases'.
A company who visit retirement homes to test residents' eyesight wanted a simple way of doing the following:
- Recording test results in the correct industry-standard format
- A facility to print daily / monthly reports in the office
- Add / remove spectacles to the database for use with the eye tests
In addition to the above, they also wanted it integrated with a login setup for carehomes. They are able to visit the system from anywhere in the World with it being web-based, login and then do the following:
- View an individual test record for a patient complete with graphics to show the eyetest charts etc.
- View a list of tests done in one particular visit
- Print a poster to inform all residents of a visit from the optician
- Do the same as above but in letter format for each individual patient
- Learn more about staff training provided by the visiting opticians
Brytannic Finance are mortgage brokers who also provide other financial services. Their website is very content rich so they wanted something quirky on the front page to make them stand out from the crowd.
I created a simple animation of a bus moving along a road, stopping occasionally to pick-up a customer. It fits with their branding and gives them a more friendly image for consumers visiting their website for the first time.
Accrington Arndale are a shopping centre in Lancashire with a range of different businesses all under one roof. Their website is a directory of all the shops and other businesses based inside, each with their own user account to add special offers, jobs and more.
The content management system also allows the shopping centre to easily promote events and advertise other promotions on the front page.
A darts player approached me with the idea to produce a community website with the following criteria:
- User login and register system
- The facility to upload darts with a title/description/photos on all devices
- A swap system in which users can offer darts they have uploaded for somebody else's on the site
- Darts listed on a 'Pintrest' style home page so all the photos fit together like bricks