"Working with Space Academy in the creation of my latest venture, Joblink Solutions CIC, was an absolute pleasure. Shaun and his team not only understood the brief but enhanced the brief. The final solution was appropriate, simple, effective, on time and on budget. I would recommend Space Academy to anyone looking to establish an online presence, he is a star."
Joblink Solutions CIC &
Channel Fours Secret Millionaire.
"We received an excellent service from Shaun and his team. Shaun covered all aspects of the web site build with us from scoping, designing and positioning to execution.
He made sure that we were involved every step of the way but spared us the gory high tech details. By simplifying the process for us, in essence tailoring it to meet our needs, we were able to focus on our core business.
He provided a seamless one stop shop service which exceeded the original brief. We will definitely be working with him again and see him as pivotal to our business' ability to establish its corporate brand. "
Sophie Graham, Pippa Gumdrop.
Cycletta promote bicycle races aimed at women. This Umbraco site allows entrants for various races to get free places for their teams by uploading images and explanatory info about themselves to the site. Visitors can then vote on their favourite entries.
The site is based on a more advanced multiple language site that we built for a large international client. The original model also allows for video uploads and has full facebook connect functionality, allowing you to register using your facebook login.
The Cycletta site was built for Addicted2TVwww.cycletta.com
Back to Front is an excellent project from some smart thinkers at Leeds Metropolitan University. It's purpose is to find the best way to repurpose the tiny front gardens that most Back-to-Back houses have into productive growing areas for fruit & veg.
They needed a very cheap Content Managed site that could be used alongside social networking platforms to help promote their work. The site we created has all this and allows folks to share their new via facebook and twitter, increasing their site's reach.
This site is currently offline for maintenance.
RetroCollect are of the firm belief that computer games reached their creative zenith some time ago. Their site is for collectors and gamers of some of the systems that we all grew up with, from Atari to the Sega Saturn.
They have a MASSIVE database full of information about these old games and asked us to build a system that would allow visitors to search for and display items using a mixture of criteria.www.retrocollect.com
Amanda helps people create positive changes in their lives using a variety of coaching methods. She needed a new site that buzzed with positivity and could introduce people to the idea of life coaching in a non-threatening way.
The site makes use of Skype, allowing potential clients to chat to her about her services whenever she logs on.
This site is no longer live.
Joblink Solutions help charities, individuals and community groups to assist people back into the workplace. They do this using a mixture of inspiration and effective training courses.
They asked us if we could help them create an online identity by building a content managed website on a budget befitting a non-for-profit organisation.
So that's exactly what we did!www.joblinksolutions.org
IMG have been so happy with the work we are doing with Addicted2TV they asked for another site. This time for a brand new triathlon in the jewel of the Middle East. The site is built using Umbraco and contains registration and contact pages as well as a Blog.www.abudhabitriathlon.com
Pippa Gumdrop is a purveyor of some seriously swish swings, comfy cushions and warm welly socks. We built this low-budget e-commerce site for them using Paypal and our own cart. It has a CMS of our own devising behind it to allow them to keep up to date with new products.www.pippagumdrop.com
Challenger World is a portfolio of some of the largest triathlon, running, cycling and corporate team events across the planet.
Addicted2TV were given the design brief and asked us to build a content management system using Umbraco to handle the administration of the site.www.challengerworld.com
We're quite proud of this. Its a secure extranet, which is an intranet that you can access over the web.
It uses a nifty role based security system to make sure that every article and document is visible only to selected visitors. Those visitors can then make comments upon each of the items on the intranet they have access to.
AddictedToTV asked us to perform the backend work and are very happy with what we've delivered.
There's no link to this site for obvious reasons.
Harlow Council wanted a new site to promote their town. AddictedToTV put together a design and asked us to add various bits of back-end magic to it.
The site is fully content managed (using Umbraco) and contains various bespoke functions, such as an events and calendar system, an easy to use shop-search tool and updateable gallery sections.
Sure Mums is a small social enterprise business with a very tight budget. They needed a site to promote their mother and baby groups across Yorkshire.
The site has been fitted with a simple Content Management system which allows them control over the layout and the content of the site.
This is a simple Content Managed site, again, built using Umbraco.
The site was designed by AddictedToTV who asked me to provide the backend wizardry.
The site needed to be created quickly and to a very tight budget, nevertheless the content management system is very effective and very easy to use.
This site is no longer online.
Run To The Beat are organisers of half marathons across the planet. They're aware of how music helps runners to maintain the pressure and place bands at key points around the run to keep folks trucking.
AddictedToTV came up with the look and asked me to create a bespoke content management system to tie the whole thing together.
The site allows administrators to choose between 5 formats for any page which can then be further personalised using Rich Text Editors.
The site also contains an email signup and storage system, allowing administrators to send out newsletters.
The client was so please with the site they have asked us to create several more for other marathons in Europe.
Lorien are a large firm with offices across the country. The business has divisions in the recruitment, research, training, engineering and print sectors.
Lorien decided that several of their core sites required a makeover. I was responsible for creating the sites based on a design chosen by the board.
Bespoke Content Management routines were written in ASP.Net for various areas of the sites, including contact details, the displaying of internal vacancies and application form handling.
The Lorien Resourcing site needed to be able to read recruitment job details in via an XML feed from another application. It then needed to allow users to register, login, search and apply for jobs, upload CV's and store information about their own skillsets.
A separate system was required to send personalised emails containing filtered job information to each registered jobseeker on a nightly basis.
The sites were built in .Net as it is particularly suitable for sites that require a lot of functionality, yet must be built within tight deadlines.
SQL server 2000 was used to handle the data. To ensure security all database transactions were handled by Stored Procedures under a specific user account created for the sites use only.
These sites are no longer live.
Lorien Executive was an offshoot of the Lorien Resourcing brand. The brief was to design and build a simple, clean looking animated brochure site that would appeal to appeal to middle management clients.
The site was written in Flash. Each page is stored as a separate Flash file for ease of updating. This also allowed each file to be loaded as the visitor required it, cutting down on overall loading times.
The original site is no longer live, but I've kept a copy here to show my Flash credentials.
The brief was to create an original game that reflected the site's design ethos. The game had to include the theme of time managment, as this also featured heavily in their print campaign.
The game was originally attached to a scoreboard, with the top scorer each month winning a prize.
My solution was a game in which you have to pattern match multiple objects against the clock.
The game was a success and gathered a lot of traffic for the site. For a week after launch it bought work in the Yorkshire Playhouse's office to a complete standstill!