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Web design portfolio

Below is a small selection of the web sites we have designed and built recently.

Gardens R Us

Garden R UsThis is a low cost eCommerce web site based on a the Jamba template from Joomlashack chosen by our client.

It uses Joomla with the VirtueMart eCommerce store component, and is pretty much uncustomised apart from the addition of new header graphics and and a logo provided by our client.

We populated thebasic  store database from an Excel file provided by our client, and the rest has been added since. The entire project was live in less than three weeks from order.

www.gardensrus.net

Canadian Chalet Rentals

Canadian Chalet RentalsThis site is one of our affordable low cost web sites.

The site is based on the same fully featured Joomla CMS that we currently use for our custom design sites, but instead of a custom design you can choose from a wide range of standard off-the-shelf professional templates customised to reflect your company identity.

This particular site is based on a standard Joomlashack template, with a customised top header matching the selected template colour theme, and as it has a couple of extra features, Morfeo Image Gallery and Booking Tracker, is a good example of how a basic low cost site can be extended at minimal cost.

More details of our affordable web site design package

www.vacationcanadarentals.com

WhizzyBooksWhizzyBooks

Whizzybooks provide an outsourced bookkeeping service to a range of clients across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.

A very simple affordable web site with no bells or whistles, based on the Joomla CMS for ease of updating and maintenance.

What else can we say? Apart from, if you are looking for help with your bookkeeping, record keeping, annual returns, VAT returns and the like, look no further!

www.whizzybooks.co.uk

 

Class Ideas

Class IdeasClass Ideas is a full e-commerce website based on Joomla with the Virtuemart e-Commerce component.

A stablemate of Motaforms at the Whitehill Group, the bright, zestful, and visually appealing design was provided by the in-house design team at Whitehill and matches the company's new brochure.

There is a strong focus on usability throughout the design, and the site features custom fields to cater for the personalisation of  some products, and also features multiple browse and product page templates to simplify the ordering process as much as possible.

The site also has some subtle custom database field configuration to control aspects of the product information pages on a product-by-product basis.

www.classideas.co.uk

Helpful Aids

Helpful AidsHelpful Aids is the first website of a series of new and upgraded websites for Fleet based FL Services, an e-tailer that is focused on the niche gift and leisure sector.

Helpful Aids is aimed mainly at the disability sector - those with mobility issues, the visually impaired, and other disablities, but also features ranges that are simply aimed at "making life easy".

The site is based on Joomla and Virtuemart, but has some additional modifications to be able handle VAT exempt transactions for qualifying disabled customers.

www.helpfulaids.com

e-svajae-Svaja

This is our second website for Svaja. The first is a trade site with much of the functionality restricted to trade customers, but this site is aimed at the general public. Although a different design, it keeps many of the design features of the trade site, particularly through the product pages.

The site is built in Joomla with the VirtueMart e-Commerce component handling the transactional side of things. It has a number of add-on features: the Cat-filter component to handle the "Shop by price" functionality, Image Zoom and Slideshows from Magic Toolbox, and a featured products carousel.

The overall design has been kept clean and much of the focus of the site is on maintaining usability, and it has to be said that the sheer quality of the product itself helps lift the site out of the ordinary.

www.e-svaja.com

Green Energy Sustainable Solutions (GESS)

Green Energy Sustainable SolutionsGreen Energy Sustainable Solutions ( GESS) finances, develops and operates commercial roof-mounted, car park frame-mounted and ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity systems in partnership with long term renewable energy sector investors. GESS sells the electricity generated by these systems to commercial energy users at significant discounts to the prices offered by the large electricity suppliers.

This is a new corporate site, with a clean design, fully responsive, based on the Joomla CMS. The same basic design was also applied as an upgrade to sister business website, Free Green Electricity Corporation.

www.greenenergysustainsol.co.uk

Local Building Surveyors

Local Chartered SurveyorsLocal Building Surveyors is an internet startup providing a surveyor search and price comparison estimating service. Aimed at property buyers, it's one of those sites that does pretty much "what is says on the tin" - LBS allows potential house buyers find a chartered surveyor in their own area, and get instant quotes for RICS HomeBuyer, Building, and Valuation surveys.

Unlike some other property service comparison sites, it's restricted to RICS members or RICS regulated firms only to ensure the service quality delivered by users of the site.

Unlike the majority of our web sites, this is not based on the Joomla CMS, but is a completely custom built system. The front end of the site appears relatively simple, but behind the scenes is an advanced management system that allows surveyors to maintain their account information and profiles, choose the services they wish to offer through their various offices, and select the postcodes where they want to offer them.

The system also incoorporates a range of account webmaster admin reporting tools: comapny, invoicing and lead reporting are all included.

www.localbuildingsurveyor.co.uk

MaybushMaybush

Maybush are business growth specialists working with owners of small to medium sized businesses, or entrepreneurs considering starting a business, helping them achieve their goals and aspirations.

Maybush are based in Newbury, and cover Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and London and provide a wide range of support for small business owners, ranging from business analysis and planning to coaching and mentoring.

The site is a straightforward Joomla CMS based site using a custom template.

www.maybush.uk.com

Sovereign Rotating MachinesSovereign Rotating Machines

Sovereign is one of the leading manufacturers of remanufactured vehicle starters and alternators in the UK supplying the automotive aftermarket. Their new corporate site is aimed at improving online support for their trade customers.

The site is built using Joomla, and features a full reference catalogue of their rotating product and ignition coils built using the VirtueMart eCommerce component, together with a repository of technical documents using the DocMan component. The site also features a custom built cross reference tool to match manufacturers' OE part numbers to the matching Sovereign reference.

Instead of using our own designers for this site, the visual designs for this site were prepared by the client's own choice of graphic designer, Panacea Marketing of Warwick, with the technical implementation carried out by us.

www.sovereignltd.co.uk

SvajaSvaja

Svaja are renowned as designers and creators of innovative and highly desirable hand crafted glassware and linen products. This new corporate website is intended to showcase the company's products to both public and the trade.

Svaja designs are distributed through a wide range of outlets: from independent art outlets to high street chains such as John Lewis. Many of their designs are also specified by interior designers for offices, hotels, and restaurant chains such as Prezzo. This meant that good imagery was a pre-requisite for the design to ensure that prospective purchasers to view and select the range not only by collection, but by colour. The site has a number of "non-standard" add-on features such as an active zoom facility to make it easier to view products.

As with nearly all our e-Commerce enabled sites, the site is based on Joomla, using the VirtueMart component. Even although the public cannot buy through the site, visitors can browse and view the range, including large format images. Trade customers when logged in have access to additional resources and can check availability and place orders online.

www.svaja.com

The British Contender Association

British Contender AssociationThe BCA is the UK class association of the International Contender Class, an international sailing dinghy class. This is a fourth generation site that we have created for the class. The first was a simple HTML site, the second a Mambo site based on a standard template. This was subsequently upgraded to Joomla 1.0 with an updated template design.

This latest site is a migration up to Joomla 1.5, with yet another new template design.

The site also features the AdsClassified advert component, EventsList event manager, Image Gallery and and Banner Advert Manager.

www.sailcontender.org.uk

The British Contender Association - v2016!

bca 2016The BCA is the UK class association of the International Contender Class, an international sailing dinghy class. This is the fifth generation site that we have created for the class. The first was a simple HTML site, back in 1999, the second a Mambo site based on a standard template. This was subsequently upgraded to Joomla 1.0 with an updated template design. Come 2010, and another migration up to Joomla 1.5, with yet another new design.

The 2016 version features a new, fully responsive, clean mobile friendly layout, with upgrades of all the main components: AdsClassified advert component, EventsList event manager, Image Gallery and and Banner Advert Manager.

All old content has been retained through successive upward migrations from Mambo right through to the current Joomla version (3.6 at the point of going live).

www.sailcontender.org.uk

Andys Guitar Net

AndysGuitarNetAndys Guitar Net is a unique online business that provides a marketplace for musicians to buy and sell secondhand guitars (and other instruments), amplifiers, and accessories online.

In a major departure from conventional listing or auction sites where the buyer can never be absolutely confident that they will receive what they think they are buying, Andys Guitar Net authenticates and services every item sold before delivery to the buyer, and even better supplies a guarantee to go with it.

It is free to list items on the site. Andys Guitar Net operates on an "agency consignment" basis (a concept that was pioneered by the original, and now closed, Andys Guitar Shop in Denmark Street), with fees only paid upon successful completion of the sale.

The site is built using the Joomla CMS and the development required the customisation of a Classified Advertising component to handle the online registration and submission of sale items, and for the Andys Guitar Net team to manage the portfolio of items for sale.  Also included in the site is a forum, and an e-commerce store using the VirtueMart eCommerce component.

There is also a Wordpress blog installed as part of the overall package.

We provide full technical support for the site, and we are also providing a complete marketing support package including SEO, paid search and e-PR.

www.andysguitarnet.com

Camping and Caravan Site Finder

Camping and Caravan Site FinderCamping and caravan site finder is a directory of camp and caravan sites in the UK. The site is built in Joomla, and the directory is powered by the SOBI2 directory component.

As well as a directory, the site also features Affiliate and Advertising management, and phase two of the site build includes eCommerce and classified advertising components.

The SOBI2 directory provides the facilities for site visitors to add, rate and review directory listings. Listings on the Camping and Caravan Site Finder site are currently free, although the SOBI2 system does allow the creation of paid listings, and allows custom information fields to be included in a "premium" listing structure; e.g. basic listing free, but the addition of web addresses etc to be paid for. There are also add-in components for handling "Featured Listings" where listing owners can pay extra for inclusion in featured listings displayed across the site.

www.campingandcaravansitefinder.com

European Law Monitor

European Law MonitorEuropean Law Monitor is a not-for-profit online service providing information on EU legislation, policies and procedures. In addition to generalised free information services, European Law Monitor undertakes fee based legal research and consultancy.

European Law Monitor is also the Europe Direct Relay for Hampshire, and in this role runs local conferences and seminars which require the creation of additional micro-sites and event sites.

We were involved with European Law Monitor from its inception - we helped develop the initial business and funding plans, prepared the original site specification, and project managed the build of the first site. This was built by JK Internet in Newbury and based on the Windows .NET platform. The service was originally envisaged as a commercial subscription and research funding model, but new opportunities for grant and government funding provided by the new Community Interest class of company (CIC) changed that.

European Law Monitor converted to a CIC in 2005 and has since been part funded as a Europe Direct by the European Commission. The information services subsequently became free access, and a new site with a different specification was required. The new site was built by us using the Mambo CMS, later upgraded to Joomla. The site includes several major add-ons, such as a forum, events calendar, RSS feeds, and advertising management components.

The site was nominated for a New Statesman New Media Award in 2006, and now has over 2,500 pages and delivers over 50,000 page views per month.

We continue to provide a full range of support services for the site: technical support, SEO, paid search management, and content management.

www.europeanlawmonitor.org

European Law Monitor TrainingEuropean Law Monitor Training

European Law Monitor Training is a sub-site of European Law Monitor which focuses on their EU Legal training services: CPD training for solicitors and legal professionals, training in EU business legislation and and social policy for businesses and NGOs.

As with the main site, the site is powered by the Joomla CMS, and features the VirtueMart eCommerce component for online booking, and the Acajoom eMail newsletter and autoresponder component for follow up marketing.

www.europeanlawmonitor.org/training/

 

FotoFlite

Fotoflite FotoFlite is the world's largest library of marine aerial photos in the world.

The FotoFlite aircraft are out on every suitable flying day photographing shipping in the English Channel and North Sea, and, when appropriate, further afield to the Baltic and Mediterranean, and the FotoFlite image library now consists of over 1/2 million images extending back into the late 1940s.

The brief for this site was to create a new e-commerce site for the library, and involved merging some 330,000 database records into the site database, and preparing and watermarking the 120,000 images then digitised. The ultimate aim is to have all 500,000 images digitised and loaded into the database for online purchase.

The site is based on the Joomla CMS, and the image library and e-commerce facility using the VirtueMart eCommerce component. With over 350,000 records, this is probably the largest VirtueMart implementation in the world, and the site delivers over 50,000 page views per month, which we think proves the durability and scaleability of the the Joomla / VirtueMart combination, to say nothing of the MySQL database that sits behind it!

www.fotoflite.com

Kornafix

Kornafix - Self Adhesive Stick On Corners and PocketsAs you might expect from the name, Kornafix supply self adhesive corners and pockets for use in the print finishing industry and throughout the stationery market.

The requirement was for a simple e-commerce site with a low cost payment gateway. The is built in Joomla with the VirtueMart eCommerce component, and uses the NoChex payment system.

Ongoing promotional activities include SEO and Pay per Click advertising.

www.kornafix.co.uk

Moores Independent Ltd

RW SurveyorsMoores Independent Ltd is an RICS Regulated firm of independent Chartered Surveyors based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Covering Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire, Moores provides a full range of property services, including home buyer surveys, valuations, property condition surveys, assistance with lease renewals, and property investment advice.

The website is based on the Joomla CMS with a custom template design. Additional services provided include email marketing and search engine optimisation.

www.moores.pro

Motaforms

MotaformsMotaforms is a division of the Whitehill Publishing Group, and specialises in printed stationery and print supplies to the motor industry. They also supply a comprehensive range of customised over-printed promotional products and sales and forecourt products. The new website is a full e-commerce site to showcase their products and make it easier for existing and new customers to buy online.

The site is Joomla (naturally) with the VirtueMart e-Commerce component with some core adaptations. There is an ImageZoom function, and the site features a maxi-sized menu system.

We can't take any credit for the design of this one unfortunately  - the visual designs were all provided by Whitehill's in-house designer - but the implementation is all ours!

www.motaforms.com

Nigel Ingram Paintings

Nigel Ingram PaintingsNigel Ingram is an accomplished artist who has painted in Hampshire, West Sussex, and abroad for many years.

Besides working in pastels, oils, and pen and wash, Nigel has also completed a number of commissioned designs for stained glass windows.

This site is a showcase of some of his work. Although many of the original works have been sold, other original paintings are available to buy through the site. Also available for purchase are high quality gicleé prints, cards and postcards of his work.

The site is a fairly standard deployment of the Joomla CMS with the VirtueMart eCommerce component. A little more uncommon is the use of the additional files functionality built into VirtueMart to deliver large image previews in PDF format.

www.nigel-ingram-paintings.com

 

 

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