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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…
Mayday Network site launch April 19th, 2010
This week, after a month of hard work, late nights and gnashing of teeth, The Mayday Network website finally went live. A social network aimed at businesses who want to reduce their carbon footprint and do other good environmentally things, the site is entirely built and updated in Drupal. The website was designed by Anywhichway and I was responsible for initial front end template build and subsequent Drupal theming.
The site, currently in phase 1, has member profiles, news feeds and events listings with member sign up functionality. It’s main draw at this stage is ‘The Journey’ a tool that helps guide members, step by step, through their own ‘low carbon journey’. Members are able to tick off steps as they go and periodically upload stories of their progress for other users to see.
A great deal was acheived in a short time here so well done to everyone involved and thanks for putting in the hours .
British Soap Awards website March 2nd, 2010
Traffic on the site is extremely heavy and as of this post has attracted more than 9000 unique voters (in two days). With more than quarter of a million expected by the end of voting it’s, with the exception of the Orange Intranet (which doesn’t count), my highest profile and most visited work so far.
Get on there and vote people and make me look good.
LDJ Sheet Metal Engineering website live January 26th, 2010
The LDJ website went live last night. It’s a small website I designed and built for a sheet metal engineering company based in Middlesex. LDJ has a highly skilled workforce who manufacture a wide variety of products.
This was a follow up project to a site I designed and built last year for Middlesex Laser Cutting, one of LDJ’s partner companies.
Flash Actionscript 3 drawing app January 19th, 2010
Happy New Year and all that. Bit of a delay between posts there I know, I did say that I wouldn’t keep up the pace though. Here’s an AS3 sketching gadget I made a while ago, feel free to create some masterpieces, save them off and if you like you can send them to me – if they’re any good, i’ll publish them in a future entry.
Note: you’ll need to allow pop ups from this site before you can save your image. Annoying I know but i’ll sort out a fix when i get a minute.
To edit and use this you’ll need the ActionScript 3 Core Library as the JPEG creation utilises one of it’s classes. It also uses a bit of PHP on the back end, just to call the image saving dialogue so you can save the image to your PC. Most of the functions in this are pretty basic and it has a few faults – most notably the eraser doesn’t work on the text. You’ll need to clear the whole screen to get rid of it. If anyone has the time or inclination to fix it send me the new files and i’ll upload them here. Anyway the files are here so download them and go crazy!