Portfolio

Here are some of my website development projects where I've provided a full build service - for full details of the larger projects I've project managed whilst working at agencies (such as the award winning Pizza Hut Restaurants site) see my CV below. Some sites have been produced under a non-disclosure agreement - I have renamed these where required.

The Soapmakers Store, fully responsive website Umbraco v7 with Tea Commerce ecommerce. Full front end, user-experience and product promotion advice. Site launches May 2016.

The Soapmakers Store

  • Ecommerce store with a mega nav
  • Provided consultation on UX and promotion of product range
  • Umbraco v7 with Tea Commerce store - credit card payment integration
Spring Into Action - accessible, fully responsive website Umbraco v7. Full front end, site structure and content advice, design work to meet accessibility standards. Site has been designed using Scope and Mencap as example sites (though enhancing these with a fully responsive site) I am currently building a site which aims to be both accessible and professional looking with a target audience of both adults and children with special needs and potential project sponsors.

Spring Into Projects

  • Responsive Front End Build and Umbraco v7
  • Built for accessibility
  • UX and design encorpating need for multiple stakeholders (users with special needs and potential funders)
Business Growth Hub - continuing development on a website built in Umbraco v7, working along side a front end developer to deliver new functionality including a bespoke e-learning platform.

Business Growth Hub

  • Supports new businesses and support growth in Greater Manchester
  • Umbraco V7 - building on two other development teams' code
  • Members' area and Custom backoffice sections
  • Treehouse style e-Learning platform with video tutorials with a points and badge reward system
Disinfectant brand - a website built in Umbraco v7 under NDA for a major household disinfectant brand. Custom mobile view (bringing the menu in from the left) and fully responsive. Built using Bootstrap along with the Umbraco grid with a custom "block" picker solution to reuse promo panels.

Household Disinfectant Brand

  • Umbraco V7 - built using a fully bespoke "content block picker" in the new grid to support promo panel content reuse
  • Built under non-disclosure agreement
  • Site delivered to time and budget with the grid block picking being adopted by the agency for future work
Tweedy & Fluff - a website delivered in a day using an unfamiliar CMS platform. Client needed a professional looking site quickly to promote a new pre-school series that they could quickly update and take on themselves.

Tweedy & Fluff - an exciting pre-school project

  • Use of parrallax scrolling to bring out the existing fantastic imagery
  • Ensuring the best design, SEO and resposniveness possible inside a limited CMS framework
  • Site delivered to timescales (within a day!)
B2B Utilities - a website built in Umbraco v7 under NDA

B2B Energy Site

  • Umbraco V7 CMS, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Built to be maintainable by end client with little, to no, support required
  • Custom anugular, back-office section within Umbraco to view and delete customer website submissions
  • SEO friendly HTML with flexibility for the customer to add their own pages and content
The Lodge - Islay - a Fully Responsive, fluid site for an Islay Holiday Cottage

The Lodge Islay

Fully responsive and fluid site built in Wordpress.

  • Wordpress, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Bespoke template built from the ground up ensuring there is no Wordpress clutter
  • Fully responsive and fluid
  • Provided SEO advice and Google Adword strategy
Ultimate in Manchester - a guide to all Ultimate teams in Greater Manchester

Ultimate in Manchester

An overview site to showcase the Ultimate teams in Greater Manchester.

  • Custom CMS, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Built to be maintainable by all teams in Greater Manchester
  • Unique team picker - first of it's kind in Ultimate Frisbee!
Siempre CMS - an open source PHP CMS

Siempre CMS

An open-source CMS solution built in PHP

  • Built to be fast and light weight
  • PHP for reduced hosting costs for small to medium sized businesses
  • Designed with the Content administrator in mind - familiar, intuitive UI

Soapmakers Store - Umbraco powered ecommerce (built with Tea Commerce), front-end and back-end build

The Soapmakers Store, fully responsive website Umbraco v7 with Tea Commerce ecommerce. Full front end, user-experience and product promotion advice. Site launches May 2016.

A fully responsive website built with Umbraco v7 and Tea Commerce. Taking over a stalled project (built in v6) I upgraded the code and reimported the products to give the client a future proofed-platform to re-launch their online presence.

Features:

  • Umbraco V7 CMS, Tea Commerce, HTML 5, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Mega nav to showcase the extensive product range
  • Bespoke ecommerce requirements requiring custom logic for the shipping calculations and EU VAT considerations
  • Credit Card payments via Stripe

Site launching May 2016

Spring Into Projects - Umbraco powered, full design, front-end and back-end build

Spring Into Action - accessible, fully responsive website Umbraco v7. Full front end, site structure and content advice, design work to meet accessibility standards. Site has been designed using Scope and Mencap as example sites (though enhancing these with a fully responsive site) I am currently building a site which aims to be both accessible and professional looking with a target audience of both adults and children with special needs and potential project sponsors.

A fully responsive website built to be accessible for all. Project goal was to build a site which is both accessible and professional looking with a target audience of both adults and children with special needs and potential project sponsors. Scope was design work to meet accessibility standards, full front-end build, site structure, content advice and server setup and backup strategy. Site has been designed using Scope and Mencap as example sites (though enhancing these to create a fully responsive site).

Features:

  • Umbraco V7 CMS, HTML 5, jQuery, Bootstrap
  • Built to accessibility standards - whilst balancing the need to look professional
  • Designed to be self-supporting but flexible for a charitable organisation with a limited budget
  • Built using the accessibility website examples Mencap and Scope whilst adding full responsive mobile and tablet support.

Business Growth Hub - Supporting and developing an existing Umbraco v7 site

Business Growth Hub - continuing development on a website built in Umbraco v7, working along side a front end developer to deliver new functionality including a bespoke e-learning platform.

Greater Manchester's Business Growth Hub - an organisation that aims to support new businesses and support growth. Working for a local Digital Agency on an existing website which had gone live with many incomplete features due to previous time pressures. With changing and new requirements the website was delivered with new features such as a full Treehouse style e-Learning platform and custom registration elements with full custom back-office admin workflow support.

Features:

  • Umbraco V7 - building on two other development teams' code
  • Two processes of bug fixing and phased releases of new functions whilst retaining site functionality
  • Added a members area
  • Added a Treehouse style e-Learning platform with video tutorials with a points and badge reward system
  • Custom backoffice sections to support internal workflows (e.g. approving Suppliers and Partners)
  • Website user import and invitation via email system

Household Disinfectant Brand - front-end and back-end build in Umbraco v7

Disinfectant brand - a website built in Umbraco v7 under NDA for a major household disinfectant brand. Custom mobile view (bringing the menu in from the left) and fully responsive. Built using Bootstrap along with the Umbraco grid with a custom "block" picker solution to reuse promo panels.

A major household brand. Built a fully responsive site using Bootstrap but with a custom desktop navigation menu and an alternative off canvas mobile menu.

Features:

  • Umbraco V7 - built using a fully bespoke "content block picker" in the new grid to support promo panel content reuse
  • Built under non-disclosure agreement
  • Site delivered to time and budget with the grid block picking being adopted by the agency for future work

Tweedy & Fluff - an exciting pre-school project

Tweedy & Fluff - a website delivered in a day using an unfamiliar CMS platform. Client needed a professional looking site quickly to promote a new pre-school series that they could quickly update and take on themselves.

Link: http://www.tweedyandfluff.com/

Tweedy & Fluff - a website delivered in a day using an unfamiliar, and limited CMS platform!

Client needed a professional looking site quickly to promote a new pre-school series. They had fantastic copy and imagery and needed to bring that to their web presence. They needed the site live ASAP and had a CMS platform that they couldn't change.

Features:

  • Use of parrallax scrolling to bring out the existing fantastic imagery
  • Ensuring the best design, SEO and resposniveness possible inside a limited CMS framework
  • Site delivered to timescales (within a day!)

B2B Utilities - Umbraco v7 powered B2B Utilities company website

B2B Utilities - a website built in Umbraco v7 under NDA

A B2B website, built for a major North West Digital Agency (NDA). Project included front-end build and Umbraco V7 build. Project was delivered early and to specification.

Features:

  • Umbraco V7 CMS, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Built to be maintainable by end client with little to no support required
  • Custom menu section within Umbraco to view and delete customer website submissions
  • SEO friendly HTML with flexibility for the customer to add their own pages and content
  • Exceeded client expectations

The Lodge Islay - Fully Responsive and Fluid Website

The Lodge Islay is a fully responsive and fluid site built in Wordpress

The Lodge Islay is a fully responsive and fluid site built in Wordpress.

Features:

  • Built using Wordpress CMS, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Built to be maintainable by the client
  • Bespoke template built from the ground up ensuring there is no Wordpress clutter
  • Fully responsive and fluid
  • Designed to be mobile optimised
  • Provided SEO advice and Google Adword strategy

Ultimate in Manchester - Fully Responsive and Fluid Website

Ultimate In Manchester - a fluid responsive site with a custom JQuery team picker

A team overview site to showcase the Ultimate teams in Greater Manchester. Optimised to work across all devices along with a specialist "team sorter" which suggests the most suitable team.

Features:

  • Custom CMS, HTML 5, jQuery
  • Built to be maintainable by all teams in Greater Manchester
  • Unique team picker - first of it's kind in Ultimate Frisbee!
  • SEO friendly

Siempre CMS - An open source PHP CMS

Siempre CMS - an open source PHP CMS

Siempre CMS

Features:

  • Built in PHP and completely open source
  • Built for use for small to meduim sized businesses that need cheaper hosting than Umbraco can provide
  • Intituative user interface
  • Produces clean markup
  • Page speeds that make Wordpress look like the dinosaur it is!

View the site and the source code(!): www.siemprecms.org

The Complete Ticketing Solution - Website, Back Office Application and Webservice

Ticket Purse - webservice, website, call centre and back office solution

Ticket Purse has been designed and built by Steve Morgan, an IT professional with over 10 years of experience in both Project Management and development, in his spare time. Harnessing experience from various industries, with specialist experience in hospitality, he identified the need for a low-cost, yet complete ticketing solution. The project's aim is to provide a quality, multi-tiered, secure, low-cost ticketing solution to support gig / theatre / holiday businesses.

A live demo is available for you to evaluate the system. Currently the back office system has been the main area of development with careful consideration of the overall design for the website front end which provides the ability to drop booking controls onto your own and third parties' websites (demo here) to drive and enable online sales.

Features:

  • Built using PHP5, jQuery, MySQL and AJAX
  • Secure user login portal
  • Separation of the back office application and the client / third party website(s) ensuring customer data is safe and secure
  • Powerful Customer search features with full CRM functionality - back office users can store notes, contact history and assign work item actions to bookings to cover many different work flows
  • Gig / theatre / holiday booking system which provides a ticketing solution with clever algorithms that ensures no single seats are left - maximising profits
  • Payments module - flexible functionality enables payment handling via vouchers, cash or credit cards - linking to a payment provider of your choice
  • Scalable with maximum performance - the demo system contains over 10,000 customers with a seating plan designed to model the largest venue in the UK!
  • e-tickets - creates a PDF eticket complete with unique barcodes for ticketless venues
  • Intelligent Caching - ensures your customers only see real availability whilst limiting hardware requirements keeping hosting costs low!

Membership and Payments area for GMCC

Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign - built the membership registration and payment pages

Advised and developed a PHP & AJAX membership payment solution for their new WordPress powered website. I provided the full project process services - requirements gathering, specification writing, development, testing and delivery. Solution was delivered to timescales and the client was very impressed.

Features:

  • Built using PHP5, jQuery, MySQL and AJAX
  • XML admin interface
  • Fully documented & specified
  • Uses my own CAPTHA solution

The North West's largest Ultimate Frisbee club - Fully Responsive and Fluid Website

Didsbury Ultimate Frisbee For Amateurs - fully responsive site for our club and the registration pages for our annual Hat Tournament - taking payments of over £10k in 1 hour.

Design, build and maintenance of our Ultimate Frisbee club's website. Includes a full admin system to manage the tournament registrations taking over £10,000 of payments in a single hour in 2011.

Features:

  • Built using PHP5, JQuery, MySQL and AJAX - later ported to PyroCMS to provide access to other Committee members
  • Members weekly emails sent from the site including a functionality for subscribers to change their settings
  • SMS gateway integration
  • Admin system to control tournament registration sign-ups including automated emails, online payments and a complex registration process

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Umbraco Manual - How to create a basic website from scratch

Umbraco has always been missing some vital documentation - this was largely addressed by the Umbraco Video Tutorials but many prefer paper-style documentation so with that in mind I created a guide.

It takes you through creating a basic, but fully functional, website using a standard HTML template kit. This guide is useful with anyone tasked with taking a web designers flat HTML and importing it into Umbraco or for those interested in learning the basics of how a page is served from Umbraco.

The guide has now been used as the Umbraco official documentation!

CV iconDownload Umbraco 7.1 Manual - How to Create an Umbraco Website from Flat HTML Files.pdf

Call now to arrange an initial consultation - absolutely free.

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Siempre Solutions Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 09019307