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Recent work

Here are some a few screen shots from recent projects.

Further down you can view lots more about about my projects with links to the sites, galleries, case studies and testimonials.

 

 

 
go to article Restore Community Church
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Restore Community Church

Pete at RCC wanted a bespoke template created that was very flexible, and able to showcase the community that exists in three locations. Having worked with him on several projects I knew him to be technically very savvy,  and also to have 'an exacting eye'. The watch word here was probably 'flexibility' since the template is likely to be used on a number of sites in the future.

Solution

Working with a number of designers, the site took quite some time to develop, mainly because variations on the designs and functionality were bought in as we went along. Several key content area-styles were developed so they could be slotted in as and where it were required. Of special interest is the homepage rotator, larger header images, the One Year Bible and the complex, three level responsive menu -  all requiring some specific coding (mainly in jQuery).

Sevices used: theme development, plugin modification, training, ongoing support.

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go to article Dorowking Construction
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Dorowking Construction

After various 'family and friends' attempts at getting a site created, Clive came to ee-web to ask if we could help. He runs a small construction company, and wanted a portfolio style site to show off his work, and his Facebook feed. Clive also wanted to be able to update the content, especially the galleries and have a simple contact form.

Solution

As ever this is the perfect job for 'Wordpress' and so a quick design was developed based on the colour scheme of his logo. A stable, and easy to maintain rotator and gallery plugin was used, and a php-include was developed to create the form, rather than a complex, bloated plugin. The FB feed was made responsive - there was some discussion about where to put this. Overall the site is simple, easy to use and a great 'find out more' resource.

Sevices used:  site development,  training, ongoing support.

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go to article Fairground
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Fairground Fruit Bars

The client had created two, 100% fair-trade fruit snack bars and wanted a simple website where people could find out more and make purchases. The site evolved considerably over the process, as it was decided that designs which were previously used on printed materiel were to be incorporated. The site had to tell the story behind the bars, as well as being attractive and easy to operate as well as run on all the usual plethora of devices and screen sizes.

Solution

A considerable change in design direction necessitated the development of a bespoke WordPress theme rather than the originally planned use of a pre-built template (hooray!). The site is deceptive in that whilst it looks simple enough, a lot of effort went into to optimasing its performance across screens, whilst maintaining the look. A shopping cart system was installed and set up with paypal - this was fully tested and we have enjoyed eating the bars which were sent to us as a result.

Sevices used:  site development, payment integration, training, ongoing support.

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go to article Hardman Structural Engineers
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Hardman Structural Engineers

Hardman Structural Engineers had a flash based site that whilst looking great, did have some issues - namely that it couldn't be easily updated with new projects, and that it didn't work on some of those lovely Apple devices. At ee-web I was commissioned to advise on functionality and develop a new site along with Lydia Thornley Design. As you can see these clients had a huge selection of great photography to display, and a way was needed to enable users to skirt around through the different styles of work that Hardman undertake. Hardman already had a corporate id, which was naturally to be embedded across the new site.

Solution

We went with the creation of a new theme in WordPress (based on 2016), using javascript / css based solutions for any media animated displays. The rotators were quite heavily styled to fit the look, and a number of 'shortcodes' were developed to enable the layouts / themes to be easily repeatable as new projects are added. Navigation through projects, at different screen sizes is made easy by using different menu/link structures - for example the 'next project' which only appears when the menu has collapsed on smaller screens. After a training session Hardman have taken on the day-to-day running of the site, but at ee-web we have helped with some more developments.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training, ongoing support.

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go to article Rebecca Mendoza
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Rebecca Mendoza - Artist

Rebecca had a joomla site about which there were a lot of positives. She liked the layout, colours and functionality. However, it was running on old software, and there were issues surrounding function beginning to show. On top of this the site wasn't showing well on mobile devices as it wasn't responsive. After doing a site report, and much discussion, it was decided a new site was needed... Rebecca was keen to be able to add images of her work with minimum fuss.

Solution

We went with the creation of a new theme in WordPress (based on 2016). It was decided to stick with some of the layout ideas, such as the pink/gray from the old site, though there was much discussion about exactly which pink/gray to use. We researched the gallery plugin at length, eventually going with one that required a small fee - always a recommendation at ee-web for support reasons. We had some problems getting the domain passed from its old registrar, but we got there in the end. Rebecca is now adding new images to the various portfolios after a training session in Nero, central London. A simple site, that works well on all platforms, and which can grow as Rebecca decides.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training, ongoing support.

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go to article Kusuma Trust
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Kusuma Trust

The Kusuma Trust, a London based charity working in India, Gibralter and ex coal-mining communities in the UK, were looking to update their website. The new site needed to reflect the changing working methods of the charity, as well as be mobile friendly and showcase a large number of their Indian locations. Along with this there was a lot of 'old news' and pdf documents to download. Lastly, and crucially for the visual appeal of the site appeal, the charity has some really top rate photography, which brings their work beautifully to life. There was a particularly tight deadline on this project, and Andy at the Kusuma Trust needed to be able to take control of the content, straight after the launch.

Solution

Working once again with the highly talented Lydia Thornley, a new interface was developed, which appears deceptively simple, and has made the content easier to find. A bespoke wordpress template was designed and built, and considerable experimentation took place in order to work out the best way to showcase the header images, which are different on every page. in the end the simplest possible solution won the day - the photographs were so strong that it seemed the wrong approach to allow the image shape to alter as the viewing screen changed. There were several design changes along the way, and a few issues getting the domain to point correctly. Most gratifyingly Andy writes that visitor numbers are up, and that they are more engaged.

go to article Ashlar Mason
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Aslhar Mason
When Ashlar Mason first came to ee-web design about 3 or 4 years ago asking for a new website - and we ended up doing a site for their sister company 'Open Plan Design' instead! It's always lovely when a client comes back! Getting back to the Ashlar Mason, the site put on hold for a while, but recently came back to the top of their pile again. The old site was good in its day, but looked decidedly tired now. As would be expected it wasn't easy for them to maintain, and (worse) wasn't mobile friendly. AM wanted a new one that they could add new products too, and was more logical in its navigation.

Solution
During the design we concentrated on making things clean, bright and modern looking. A large number of products and galleries had to be added, so a robust solution was needed. WordPress was ideal in this case due to its particularly good way of dealing with the library. We decided to use a 'shopping system without a cart' to display the many, many types of stone - perhaps the easiest way to maintain the materials on the site. A blog was added, along with a bespoke theme and a number of shortcodes to help maintain the look over coming months. We also sourced a video-grapher. The brief was somewhat flexible as we went along (!) but the team at AM were a pleasure to work with and seem pleased with the result.

Sevices used: site design, site development, video, hosting...

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go to article Enfield Carpentry
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Enfield Carpentry
'When I was a young web developer' one of the first sites I did was for Enfield Carpentry - some 8 years ago. Time for an update. The good folk at EC wanted a site they could update, that worked on all devices, could be integrated with their social media and didn't have some negative effects on the rankings (ie was mobile friendly). It was agreed that whilst looking dated, and having had some techy difficulties of late, the old site had worked well in some respects and so various elements were to be maintained.

Solution
As ever a design process was the foundation in which I decided to try an create a classic look within the more modern styling of today's site. So bigger text, white space, larger images and an emphasis on no clutter. EC wanted to blog, so that was set up and training was delivered. Hopefully the blog will be used and we'll see the site being engaged with. it was good working the these clients again, and the feedback has been very positive.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training, sorting out hosting...

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go to article Space to earth
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Space to Earth Challenge
This was a website set up on the back of British Astronaut Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station. I was bought in as part of a large team to develop an on line resources for pupils and teachers of ks2/3. The site needed a broad appeal and had to contain lots of multi-media content ranging from blogs to videos, and interactive pursuits. As ever the site had to be run on a day to day basis by 'normal' computer users and feature content that was able to engage pupils. The S2E challenge was set by Tim and was about using various sports to cover the distance to from earth to the ISS. We developed a sign in distance tracking section, which rewarded schools and pupils as they progressed through the distance.

Solution
It was decided to create a bespoke wordpress theme, and since there was to be a high degree of content added by non-specialists an array of 'shortcodes' were developed to allow the sites look and feel to remain consistent. Some 180-200 schools signed up for the challenge, many of them submitting blog posts, adding themselves to the 'Roll of Honour' and collecting the badges. The highly skilled Lydia Thornlry undertook the design work, and I did all the technical gubbins in the background - as ever! It was just fantastic working as part of a large team ably run by Heather MacRae.

go to article Bermondsey Street Bees
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Bermondsey Street Bees
The two sides of the BSB's interests needed to be represented in one website with a very clean, professional look and yet with a low key, chatty-style bog. It was important to incorporate the existing blog content, and to have the ability to show-case products, which could then be put up for sale at a later date. The site needed to look unique, and be easy to maintain.

Solution
This project was very much a team affair, with Lydia Thornly undertaking the interface design. ee-web were bought in to advise on this, and to build a holding page, followed by a complete theme in wordpress. There were several templates needed for the different designs and since BSB had over 200 existings posts, it was important to not loose the sense of enthusiasm that these generate. The clients have been keenly updating since the site went live.

go to article Eviction Aid
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Eviction Aid
My client at Eviction Aid had spent several months trying to set up a a wordpress site using an 'off the shelf template.' Ugh. Eventually he gave up, and ee-web was bought in to create a site that was much easier to navigate and to find information about the business much more quickly. 

Solution
We sat down to come up with a suitable site map. The client had a clear idea, so this was quite straight forward. A unique design was created and then built in wordpress. Users can now easily find the information that they need quickly. Blog posts are getting a good level of interest, and we now have a contract to go forward developing the site and Eviction Aid's web presence.

Sevices used: site development, patience, lots of patience, hosting

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go to article DC White Accident Repair
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D.C. White Accident Repair
Steve and Vera needed a new, modern looking website to showcase their accident repair service. natuarlly it had to be fully responsive, and feature some of their work from beginning to end. On top of this we had to sort their domain problem...

Solution
The domain issue was relatively easy to sort, but took ages. In the end we got ownership transferred to Steve and Vera which is where it should have been all along. The site is based around their blue and orange theme, and features large, easy to read text that sits well on mobile screens.

 

go to article Hertford Counselling Service

Hertford Counselling Service
Vincent and Kam were starting a new counselling buseinss in Hertford and needed a website. They were wanting to be very active in updating the site, and were concerned about their seo.They also knew they wanted to use a template, something we don't often do here at ee-web...

Solution
Since we had a template the design side of the project was hugely reduced. ee-web advised on template choice and overall the result is a very visaully appealing, simple site that does what was required. The site is already ranking well on google and I look forward to working on phase 2 when some of the template restrictions can be ironed out.

go to article Tree Ferns
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Tree Ferns
Lyndon at Tree Ferns had been putting off getting a website - for some years. He wanted to be able to show case his projects, and add in his own latest news. On top of this he wanted to be able to add a store when the time is right.

Solution
A responsive, bespoke joomla theme which ee-web designed was used. A dark green back was used to allow the images to stand out. Simon was keen to take over the running of the site, so after the training session an additional handbook was created featuing their own specific site design criterion.

Sevices used: site design, site development, SEO, training, hand book creation, hosting

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go to article North London Street Dance Academy
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NLSDA
At ee-web we have worked with the NLSDA for some years now. They were having something of a re-brand and wanted a new portfolio site that could grow to become more functional as time went on. A much plainer look was required. As ever the site needed to be responsive.

Solution
Andy worked up much of the design, and we applied it across the site. It makes use of embeded fonts, and has a lot of galleries as you can see. The site gives the 'feel' of what the group does.The whole project was turned arounnd in about 3 weeks.

go to article Openplan Design
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Openplan Design
Openplan are a highend kitchen, bathroom and interiors studio in Edgeware. They wanted a new site that would enable them to tell potential customers about what they do, and make extensive use of visuals. The framework had to allow for growth, and be mobile friendly.

Solution
A lot of time was spent thinking about the best navigational route through the content, and from this a really simple, clean design was used which would act as a frame to the visuals but allow space for as much text as required to help with SEO.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training,

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go to article Decorative Supplies - Submit photo
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Submit a Photo
Liz at Decorative Supplies, a long time client, wanted a system where one of her customers could submit a photo of a cake they had made which she could then edit and put onto the gallery page on her website. It had to be simple, and send her an email with an attachement.

Solution
After looking at extneions, and using the joomla built-in article submit it was decided that 'everything was too comples - I like simple.' So ee-web created a bespoke php script that would collect just a name, email, upload an image to the website and email a copy of it over to Liz. Suprisingly, the form is deceptively simple, attaching an attachement to an email is frought with issues! Just my mind of work!

Sevices used: php scripting

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go to article BE Church
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BE Church
BE Church is new church that meets in a pub, and was the third project for this client. ee-web teamed up with an designer friend of the client, who supplied the artwork. ee-web was bought in to turn the vision into reality! The site had to be mobile friendly- of course! Its always fun working with a new, top rate designer since its bound to throw up some new issues - this time to do with keeping images with boarders llined up as the screen resized.

Solution
A bespoke theme/template was developed within joomla. There were some technical issues around getting the boxes to line up correctly as the screen resized - the layout requires that all width:height ratios stay the same until you get down to one column, which became more of a problem due to the fixed boardes - jQuery was used to solve this. The site features the use of responsive videos and an interactive map, as well as embedded fonts. I am very pleased with the build!

Sevices used: site development, jQuery coding, training, discusion!!!

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go to article Openplan Design
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Openplan Design
Openplan are a highend kitchen, bathroom and interiors studio in Edgeware. They wanted a new site that would enable them to tell potential customers about what they do, and make extensive use of visuals. The framework had to allow for growth, and be mobile friendly.

Solution
A lot of time was spent thinking about the best navigational route through the content, and from this a really simple, clean design was used which would act as a frame to the visuals but allow space for as much text as required to help with SEO.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training,

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go to article Link Property Services
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Link Property Services
An established business in Boreham Wood, LPS had been toying with the getting a website for some time, but having looked at a number of solutions nothing seemed to fit. They wanted something relatively simple, that they could update themselves and upon which they could build over time.

Solution
A simple, bespoke design was developed that would work across all platforms. Roger was keen to keep things very simple at this stage, but with an eye on future additional functionality.  We wanted to make use of the various fonts now availble, and developed a small srcipt to randomise font selction on the temtimonials page. After training Roger sent me an email, in which he expressed his surprise that he had sucessfully edited the site. Job done!

go to article Mel Beaves - Parklife Woking
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Park Life Woking
Mel, who runs Park Life, came to me with some clear ideas of what she wanted, including wiring diagrams and a logo. Mel was looking to grow her fitness groups, and wanted to use a bright site based on a CMS that looked good on mobiles

Solution
We worked closely with Mel to refine her wiring diagrams and to make the site as bright amd friendly for her clients - hence no stock imagery. On the front page we included all her social media feeds, which gives the site a lot of life when you first arrive. Mel has plans for the site, including online booking and videos - I look forward to helping with them.

Sevices used: site design, site development, training, hosting

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go to article Voluntary Sector Training
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Voluntary Sector Training
ee-web was enlisted as the web-partner for a complete rebranding of VST. The new site had to be in Joomla, and had to feature the new, bright colours along with a fully repsonsive interface for all those different sized screens. Along with this there was a very specific requirement for a course booking system which had to be integrated. 

Solution
Four of us met at VST central to thrash out a site map and site functionality. This led to an investiagtion phase, where the now greatly updated booking system was scoped. After designs were signed off, the site was built using the latest joomla and it has to be said several difficulties integrating the new booking component were overcome. Users are now booking the courses run by VST, and the limitations of the old site are now a memory.

Sevices used: problem solving, site design, site development, integration solving, training

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go to article Decorative Supplies
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Decorative Supplies
Decorative Supplies, is a family run business that sells a range cake decorating supplies and equipment. We were asked to work from scratch to come up with a website that they could edit and that would hopefully bring them more trade. At this stage an online store was not required, but clients' work needed to be displayed and the site had to be good on mobile devices.

Solution
It was decided to use a "Sweetie and Cake style shop awning" as one of the main design elements. Liz loves purple, so this was used extensively. We developed the logo, all the graphical elements and we also took all the photography for the site. We used Joomla to enable easy updating. Lastly we hosted it too!

Sevices used: graphic design, web development, photography, hosting, training

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go to article Plus 250
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Plus250
Plus250 is a really cool business idea that Danny wanted to try out. It required the building of a one page website, that would feature bright colours, curves, large text and cartoon cars. The user had to be able to input a small amount of date which is emailed to Danny.

Solution
A number of design ideas were created based around the brief. Stock cartoon images were used, and edited to fit the design. HTML5 and css3 were used to create a site which loaded very quickly, desipte the graphics. Within 20 minutes of launch Danny had received 2 enquires.

Sevices used: graphic design, web development

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go to article St Michaels Enfield
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St Michaels Enfield

Father Stephen and Peter had a clear idea of what they wanted their site to do. Latest news was top priority, as was the ability to donate, link to social media and have a responsive youtube video. On top of all that the site had to work well on mobile devices. As to the look, well they had less of a clear idea on that one. They also had a firm launch date...

Solution
We were provided with a 'Stencil type' logo and a set of interior photos. From this several different looks around the colour "Blue" were developed. However, in the end a very simple, almost classical design was choosen - lots of white space, and simple lettering. I think it looks great! A lateset news module was provided, an interactive google map and the whole site was made responsive. Fr Stephen and Peter were a joy to work with, and provided images and text almost as soon as they were asked for. What's more we hit the launch date too!

Sevices used: web design, graphic design, training

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go to article MJP Autos
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MJP Autos
Mick at MJP Autos in Borehamwood is a fellow member of BNI Illustrious and came because his existing site only had two pages and didn't really reflect his garage business and so he couldn't direct people to it in his advertising. It didn't feature in google either.

Solution
If ever there was a need for our web build starter package this was it! We showed Mick a few design options and he chose his favourite. We guided Mick through the process of taking picture for the site (he did them all!) and helped him write up search engine friendly text - MJP Autos now features on page of google! lastly, we hosted the site for him too! Read what Mick has to say about his experience!

Sevices used: web design, web development, training

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go to article Jo Martin Fitness
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Jo martin Fitness
Jo came to me via Vicky at TheBeezKneez for who I had been working. Jo was setting up a new fitness business and needed a logo as well as a site that she could update herself. She wanted to include a news letter, social media and a calender.

Solution
A logo was developed using a partner from the "web" and this was easily incorporated into a design. A mailing list was built in using mailchimp;  a calendar and a twitter feed were added along with a "Can I have one of those" - which turned out to be an image rotator on the homepage!

Read more about the process - and Jo's comments.

Sevices used: web design, web development, logo development, mailing list setup, training

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go to article Faraday Property Management
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Faraday property Management
Faraday alread had an existing flash based website, and wanted to take many of the design elements from that and update the site in the process - for using the real estate now available on today's wider screens. Along with this they wanted to be able to take control of the content themselves, and have a number of lightbox based galleries. Photography of their many ad varied properties in London was to be given prominence throughout the site.

Solution
The static flash based site was replaced with a content management system, and a new, wider design. We spent a day taking photographs of many of the properties displayed on the website, and set these into easy to update lightboxes. Lastly a jQuery login was created (although at the time of writing Faraday asked us not to make this live)

Sevices used: web design, web development, photography, training

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go to article Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong
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Brief
Arup, the international architects, wanted an interactive, time lined based animation that described the design and development of a spectacular bridge that has recently opened in Hong Kong. The flash basd animation was to sit within their existing website and had to be highly visual, featuring videos and light boxes from their extensive media library. This meant that there were going to be large files, and lots of them.

Solution
The time line was split into a number of "key months" over the 10 years the project was in the making. Pre-loading of the scenes was a must, and a graphic representation of preloading was developed based on the the appearence of the main navigation buttons. After that, less bandwidth hungry content was pulled in as needed. We had hoped to use a traditional lightbox solution, but due to the nature of the existing csm a simple, bespoke solution was developed.

Sevices used: web design, web development, flash cs4, Action script 3

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The project has run its course but if you have flash you can still view

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go to article Arctic Survey Education
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Brief
An engaging, interactive application was required for 5-11 years olds that would tell the story of the "Catlin Arctic Survey" team who visited the Arctic Ocean in 2009 to collect data on climate change.  The application was based on the work of author, artist and illustrator Rebecca Mørch and narrated by Pen Hadow, Expedition Leader. This app was to be placed with the "Arctic Survey Education" website, and was aimed at a world-wide audience.

Solution
Flash leant itself to this project, since it enabled us to make the show as interactive as possible. The animations could play straight through, or the user could pick any episode/page to move to. xml was used to pull in the pages and their respecitve sound clips, meaning alterations (of which there were many!) where easily made. The user interface was designed to be easy for children to use, with lots of visual clues. The work was tested with children, who found it engaging.

Sevices used: interface design, flash action script, xml 

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