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Website Roundup February 18th, 2011
Not much to report this month i’m afraid, it’s far too early in the year for anything exciting. Plus our central heatings been on the blink since before Christmas and I find it hard to motivate myself when i’m freezing cold. Work wise i’m not doing anything postable sadly due to the nature of the new job – although I’m currently working on my first mobile web app so hopefully i’ll be able to put up a link to that at some point.
Anyway – with that in mind i’m posting a couple of sites i’ve worked on that have gone live recently. The first one is the Asteral web site which i completed just before I left The Crocodile and which, for some reason, has only recently gone live.
The Asteral site is built in Expression Engine and incorporates 3 levels of navigation, which was quite tricky to acheive. It also utilises the indispensible Freeform plugin to incorporate a contact form and newsletter sign-up.
The second site is a smaller site I designed and built for a London based Bathroom company (called, fittingly, London bathrooms). I also created the London Bathrooms logo, which featured in a recent post.
This is a fairly standard small site with information about the company, some work samples and testimonials and a contact form. Which you should definately use if you need a Bathroom fitted in London (or the surrounding area).
Since spring is already in the air I’m hoping the next post will be a total break from the norm and be about the landscaping of my garden which I started last year and which ground to a halt over winter. Not just a one trick pony!
Anyway, it’s been a pleasure as always.
New Year, New theme January 7th, 2011
Happy New Year loyal readers (cough). Here’s a short post to introduce Scriptic’s new (and my first) custom theme. I hope you like it. I haven’t tested it in IE6 yet – if Google are allowed to stop supporting it then so am I – but if you’re visiting in that particular browser then, for a start, you’ll be seeing some nasty PNG issues. Upgrade for god’s sake. What’s the matter with you? Other browsers, however, are tried and tested – so you shouldn’t see any issues.
There are, i’ve already noticed, some aesthetic issues with a few of my previous posts now i’ve upgraded so i’ll be going through them and sorting them out slowly over the next few weeks as well as checking that everything else looks and works as it should. If you notice anything while browsing please let me know.
The end bye for now!
p.s. This theme is pretty bespoke but if you want the files then just let me know.
Greener Journeys site August 4th, 2010
A massive gap between posts there for which I apologise. It has been a busy couple of months for me though. At the end of June i said a tearful farewell to my colleagues at Anywhichway and moved onto pastures new. As of July i have taken up the post of Contracting Developer at The Crocodile, but more about them later. This post is about my final project at Anywhichway (which actually went live shortly after I left – compounding the delay on this post).
Greener Journeys is a campaign website aimed at encouraging people to get out of their cars and onto buses and coaches. The site contains loads of information on the cause, who’s involved in it and how they’re going about achieving their goals.
The site is built in Expression Engine – version 1.6 as sadly version 2 had not come out of beta when we started development. The site is fairly straight forward, content wise, and uses mostly static page types. There is, however, a news and events section, both of which automatically archive content, and a password protected ‘user resources’ area with downloadable goodies. Site pages also display related pages and documents on the site and the home page displays the latest news stories.
This is a really nice looking site (designed by the creatives at AWW of course) and was a great project to end on. See you around guys, i’ll miss you…