After many years developing and supporting a custom-built e-commerce solution for Elizabeth Rose we decided to move to a WooCommerce solution. This is a complete ground-up rebuild which conects to their stock and sales system and when carried over all of the critical content from the old site. A clean, responsive and functionally superior system was achieved rapidly through the use of custom and third party plug-ins which also gave their own in-house staff much greater control, flexibility and process support.
Replacing an existing website that I built ages ago with a new one. Included members only area, members only forum and the ability for members to edit their own pages without having access to the Wordpress dashboard. Work included carrying over all member data and images from the old site.
Replace an existing webiste which I built ages ago with a new one in Wordpress - included transferring all content and developing custom catalogue and enquiry capabilities. Work included carrying over all content and catalogue items from the old site.
Taking an existuing Wordpress website and adding a shop and a referral (affiliate) system for payments. Integration and modification of third party systems plus development of a custom discount and shipping module.
Taking an existing static website and making it responsive then assisting with SEO. The new responsive version is still a static site - it has the same structure and look and feel just new CSS and a few html changes ... minimum effort, maximum impact!
Development of a new website for a childrens' book agency to a tight and specific artistic brief. The site had to be flexible, maintainable and responsive yet retain a very particular visual model. The content of this site is still under development but we're pretty chuffed with the way it has come out!
I took over this website when the previous developer walked away leaving them stuck. I had a lot of tidying up to do and moved the hosting and emails as well. Now safe and secure the site provides the charity with the exposure it needs. During 2016 I helped them achieve a new design pending a complete rebuild and at the same time removed all the PHP code that the original developer had left in the pages placing instead in a plug-in.
A complex, responsive build based around a custom Wordpress template this needed to be a visually attractive, but still maintainable, website for this growing UK company. Working with Niki Peach (design) and Becky Fuller (proofread/test) and with close involvement by the client we think this is a stunning site. Now with German, Spanish and Polish translations.
Helping a new developer create their own website to replace an older, custom-built (non-responsive) one. Providing development area, initial set-up, assisting with training and provision of a custom "Fish Atlas" plug-in based on an earlier code.
Initially taking over hosting an existing flat HTML site I developed an alternate Wordpress site in consultation with the client and trained them in its use. Developed theme, custom page templates and post types for theatre events.
A redesign of the site, merging of a separate blog back into the main site, conversion to responsive design in association with Niki Peach Designs. We also provide bulk email services through Active Campaign.
This was a new website for Decorative Modern a company who deal in a range of furniture and objects from many different genres. The brief was a simple website that they could manage theirselves to show the furniture and items that they have for sale. The site was built in Wordpress and has custom theme, shortcodes and post types.
A very succesful eStore for an established clothing shop - I have created several generations of this website over the last 10 years or so. Operating in 3 currencies and connecting to in-house ePos and stock control systems.
I provided data processing and import capabilities for this Drupal-based website providing Microsoft Access export and manipulation queries so that the data could be safely and reliably imported and setting up all the data and node import/generation in Drupal. I also provided assistance wit hthe pirchase process and payment gateway integration.
Working with designs from Niki Peach Design this was a complete overhaul of an existing website and conversion to Wordpress with a custom responsive theme. Greenford can now manage and update all of the content themselves with ongoing support and guidance when changing new areas.
New revamped website for the Hortons brand, replacing an earlier site that we built. The new site is mobile friendly and includes a new updated shop design. The site has an online shop and includes a bespoke content management system and we also provide hosting and email services.
I have worked with Polo Times for over 10 years developing their site to support the magazine. Using our own custom CMS the site allows selling of subscriptions and classifieds as well as providing tournament information and links to on-line magazines.
A multi-language B2B site for a cellulose sponge manufacturer which replaced a pre-existing website and adopted the same style in a responsive manner. Included development of custom post types and displays.
Working with Niki Peach Design who provided a rebranding for this Oxford-based company we developed a responsive and maintainable site using our own custom content management system. Website now replaced.
A website for a specialist fish and aquarium store in Oxford plus an extensive catalogue of photographs in regular use by magazines and publications across the world. (this site has now been replaced - see newer portfolio item)
I have worked for Vanguard for over 10 years and the most recent website is the result of a long development process to unify their offering and provide an extensive range of training materials (video, document and image) in a secure and robust manner.
I took over this website when the client was let down by a previous developer. The shop is a sub-section of the whole website and I added and configured the WooCommerce section which includes physical and downloadable products and international shipping plus notifications to a third party fulfilment house.
I am increasingly involved in database definition and data cleaning and processing tasks including; data analysis, data structuring, data cleaning, bulk email integration, de-duplication. Much of this is associated with theatre-related data sets, but by no means all.
Recovering websites hacked or lost when developers move on. One satisfied customer whose site had been taken down by their hosting company due to hacked code commented "You are absolutely magic - what took my guy 6 months, you have achieved in moments."
Through a reseller acccount with Active Campaign we provide bulk email services to a range of clients with requirements from lists of under 1,000 to over 950,000 including developing systems for external cleaning and triggering of regular data inputs.
Through a reseller account with Heart Internet we can provide simple or specialist hosting for your website and/or email. Clients who take advantage of our hosting get the added benefit of daily snapshot back-ups and support from ourselves and Heart. Currently hosting over 100 sites.
Assisting designers with making their sites work responsively and the way the client expects. Fixing complex CSS and scripting issues and installing appropriate plug-ins and custom scripts where required. Merging Wordpress sites and blogs.
UK Theatre Web: This is my own website, the UK’s first and oldest national performing arts service. UK Theatre Web, SeatChoice, Dynamic Listing, Arts Archive (iUKTDb) and Script Circle were all developed using our custom CMS and have largely been merged now into a single service under the UKTW banner. This website is now delivered using a responsive UIkit framework. I have also generated a publicly available WordPress plug-in for advertising “What’s On” and an Android App.
Whatsonstage.com: I developed several whole sites for Whatsonstage, both their main site and their club capability. I also provided hosting and technical support for many years. For 20 years the Whatsonstage website used the custom CMS that I developed before replacing it with software developed in their new parent company’s American office.
Encore: For nearly 6 years I developed and maintained the multi-lingual affiliate sales system (eolts) for Encore using my own custom CMS and also their initial affiliate package sale system (cbolds) using custom code that I developed. Working for many years with the on-line business development team, and in later years with their in-house development team to deliver robust, high performance systems for their affiliates. Encore has now replaced these systems with new in-house developments.
Over the years I have worked extensively on, or developed, websites for: Sykes Cottages, London Dance, NAG Ltd, Dell Europe, BrasDirect, SensualNites, SmithKline Beecham, Lloyds Bank, WhiteBox, Unmissable, Millets Farm, Millets Fruit, Charles Lawson, Bill Kenwright Ltd, Charles Vance Productions, Amateur Stage, PostScript Theatre, Book Barbados, Lytha Wilkinson, Diane Valtisiaris, YoYoYoY, Arts Archive, NewsOnStage, Toy Hire, VoicePack, The Sticks, Northbrook Theatre, Bloomsbury Travel, TicketLinks, Beat Up Freddie, Alden Lettings, Spire Properties, Oxford HR, Sylo Associates, Audience Today, Matthew Collins Furniture, Project Fundamentals, pipOx, Voyager Innovations, Arthritis Matters Reading, With Love, NoxDoc, eKitty, List Team, Group Tour Operators Association, A-Z Animals, Dance Expression, Downing Park, Animal Info, Cambridge eLearning, The Blakehay Theatre, Camp Energy, Show Me How To Help, Weekends With Friends, RAFTA, Gillian Plowman, Media Masters, Poker Channel, Fantasy Scoreboard, Smart Baby, Time Warner, Newsletter Manager, Bright Green, Perditas Petals, Office Christmas Trees, Single Red Rose, Gable Fireproofing, Plants for Offices, Felicity Favours, Pouliot, Single Red Rose, Verdi UK, The National Theatre, Wycombe Swan, IKON Direct, Dexter, Kafevend, Haute Mama, Eileen Fashion, …