Manic Mutts is a single-page services business website that plays simple, looks good, but has the feature set necessary to attract new business for the owner!
It’s 100% hosted on Amazon Web Services – specifically Amazon S3. A solution to send messages and make bookings is provided through a hookup of Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda and Amazon SES.
Visually, the site contains an Instagram “feed” – images for the owner’s account periodically scraped out of Instagram. The site also contains a testimonial list. Both these features are presented as Slick sliders, and both are JSON file powered. No database in sight!
GovHack is Australia’s largest open data event, held annually as a 2-day hackathon in cities and towns across Australia and New Zealand.
Constrained by time, their website was redeveloped in WordPress with a juicy heavily-customised theme, and complemented under-the-hood with a SCSS parser, several custom post types for managing locations and prizes. Continue reading GovHack’s 2016 website
Neil approached me in May 2016 to develop a new website for his naturopath/homeopath practice, the longest-established in Chatswood. The pivotal factor was timeliness; we needed to get the website back up and running because it had already been offline for a little while!
The solution was developed on WordPress, utilising a heavily customised version of the Square theme. Out of all the features, the client found that the little things did matter:
- Every single button and line of text on the custom homepage is editable by the client.
- The phone number is clickable.
- The yearly figure automatically updates (26 Years Experience becomes 27 next year)
I look forward to seeing Neil’s website shoot to the top of Google search rankings! Continue reading Natural Therapy Centre
I photographed and compiled the October 2014 edition of Westpac Group’s GradWrap magazine, with the assistance of the editorial and writing teams.
Back in 2014, I was the photographer for the magazine… but I did get the chance to whet my design appetite on one of the periodicals. It was compiled and designed in Microsoft Word – yes, Microsoft Word – I still look back and wonder why I was crazy enough to do attempt that.
From that point on I decided to return to using InDesign, which I subsequently used for the GradWrap 2014 Grad Yearbook.
The Army Cadet unit in North Sydney recruits twice annually for new members from local High Schools. I create a design for the posters every year specifically targeting the youth segment. The posters generally get printed onto A3 and placed in high-visibility locations by our current members. Specifically, it’s important to combine striking imagery alongside captions that stand out to teenage kids.
Generally we get a good percentage that turn up the the information evening based on website and poster visibility alone!
A mobile shop in Sydney required simple graphical marketing handouts/posters for advertising in the local area. I provided some simple, cheerful flat designs that suited their market segment of university-aged students.
John, the principal of Duffy Constructions, had an existing website which was managed by a web design firm – a firm that wasn’t paying much attention to his requirements. They were paying a monthly subscription fee for an under-delivered online solution, and that’s when they approached me to build a modern, updated and informative website.
Their new website was deployed onto WordPress, on a theme that was built from scratch, using the currently-popular flat design colour trend.
Creative Bits was a web development agency – a partnership formed over an opportunity to spin out website/web application projects for small and fledgling businesses. Though we don’t run this agency anymore, some of our projects have since disappeared, and some remain alive today; this period is most memorable for the beginnings of the Synapps medical billing app.