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Wirelynk Unified Communications UI

Wirelynk

Wirelynk is a follow up to the Traderlynk product. It provides a simple interface for financial organisations to connect to their private wires via the Microsoft lync/Skype for business infrastructure. Multiple handsets, speakers and intercom functionality of both SIP and WebRTC can be used concurrently providing a turret like experience.
The application is put together using vanilla Javascript, html5 and css3 and is hosted either in the lync/skype for business context window, browser, mobile or in a chrome extension for the desktop.

Virgin Media Presents Website

Virgin Media Presents Website

Employed as a freelance developer by Redwood Publishing to develop a Wordpress based CMS for their client - Virgin media. Set up of custom themes for desktop and mobile versions of the site. I also created custom plugins for social media tracking and a method to show different content to individual customers depending on what virginmedia package they have.

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Virgin - electric! Ezine

Virgin - electric! Ezine

Ongoing contract with Redwood publishing as Senior Flash developer, programming interactive content for Virgin medias customer ezine "electric!" Since issue 7, April 2009.

The ezine includes various games and features, these are programmed using flash actionscript.

Intitally hosted on the Ceros ezine platform, electric has now moved to the eDition publishing platform

Red Bull Bedroom Jam

Red Bull Bedroom Jam
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The Red Bull Bedroom Jam site provides a engaging experience for young musicians and music fans. Users can upload their bands music and videos to be rated by the public.
Employed by the Que Pasa Communications, I have been providing technical support and development of the Drupal based Red Bull bedroom jam site CMS.

The greatest show on wheels

The greatest show on wheels

Tour de France cycling game for the Virgin media electric ezine. The game challenges the user to a race around the Tour De France circuit against three computer controlled opponents. Simple controls allow the user to experience the immediate fun of the game. But if the user goes to fast they will come off the track.

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Game On

Game On

Game on feature/game for the virgin electric! eDition based ezine. The brief was to build a feature that would capture the imagination. A hybrid feature/game was produced. The user is encouraged to shoot at the aliens to produce interesting facts about gaming.

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TK Maxx - Get the look for less

TK Maxx - Get the look for less
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Design and program an interactive microsite page to showcase weekly fashion videos.

The videos should also be able to trigger sychronised accompanying media such as images and animated zooms of products, and keep a running total of the garments featured.

The project was completed using XML to import all the information used in the videos, the videos, thumbnail images and tracking tags. This was important as it needed to be updated on a weekly basis.

Crafts Council - Website

Crafts Council
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The Crafts Council is the UK’s national organisation for the promotion of contemporary crafts.
Design and creation of the original site featuring a simple, fully accessible and visually engaging web presence for a public service organisation.
A new template was designed using HTML and CSS.

The site was praised in Webactive magazine where it received 4/5 star rating.
'Web Active' magazine, issue 43

London Fire Brigade - Regional Resilience Forum

London Fire Brigade - Regional Resilience Forum

The London Fire Brigade is run by the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA). It is the third largest firefighting organisation in the world.

Graphics and animations for a high-profile presentation to governments worldwide. To be stylish, clear and universally understood. Produced in Macromedia Flash, with the final product playable on a standard DVD and video projector.

Lovely winter sparkle - Sarah Jessica Parker

Lovely winter sparkle - Sarah Jessica Parker
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Design and program an interactive microsite page to showcase the new Sarah Jessica Parker titled Lovely Winter Sparkle perfume.

The site featured a winter theme with falling snow , a voting page linked to a database where users could vote on their favourite SJP outfit. And a send to a friend email.

Upon opening the email the message is displayed in a stylish envelope opening animation giving the recipient the option of being sent to the microsite or to enter a competition.