I am a freelance web developer based in Leeds. I work with companies, designers and agencies to produce 1st class work on the Wordpress & Magento platforms.

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Wordpress Project

Fountainhead are a specialist designer, fabricator and installer of incredible water features and fountains. This Wordpress site was a custom build based on Neil Holroyd’s designs and the client’s input.


The Project and Concept pages use jQuery Isotope loading in post content via AJAX.

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Fountainhead
March 2012
Design: Pierce Film-Lid
AJAX, jQuery, Wordpress
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Magento Project
Wordpress Project

Magento e-commerce system, with a fully integrated Wordpress installation accessible from the Magento admin panel (single login and url). Also features a jQuery 360 degree virtual tour of the bricks and mortar shop.


The payment processor in this case is Payment Sense,

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Auchengree Farm
March 2012
Design: McNab
jQuery, Magento, Payment Sense, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Wordpress site for a hotel in Switzerland using an integrated Wordpress booking system that allows them to take bookings for specific individual rooms.


Also features a Supersized full screen jQuery background image rotator with controls.

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Les Fougeres
March 2012
Design: McNab
Booking System, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

This was a reskin of an existing site for one of Westbrook Creative’s longstanding clients. It is an e-commerce site built on the Shopp plugin for WordPress, and using the additional Sagepay module for secure checkout. For SEO reasons I also pulled in the blog run by the master brewer on Blogspot, importing it into […]

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Old Diary Brewery
Feb 2012
E-Commerce, SagePay, Wordpress
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Magento Project

This was a custom Magento site which was themed in order to blend in with an existing WordPress installation. The site was styled to match so that the transition from the WordPress installation through to the shop felt relative seemless. Features include a custom contact/enquiries form, Worldpay payment integration and per-item shipping costs. There are […]

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Walk in Baths
Feb 2012
Client: Igniyte
Magento, Per Item Shipping, Worldpay
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Wordpress Project

UK Lift is a lead generation site run by Igniyte, a lead generation specialist based in Shipley, Yorkshire. The site is a WordPress site using the full gamut of SEO based tools and enhancements, running on posts created professionally by copy writers. As such, it dominates the rankings for it’s terms There’s nothing hugely technical […]

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UK Lift
Feb 2012
Client: Igniyte
API Integration, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

This is the sister theme to Thorne Travel, another example of the re-usability of WordPress themes in businesses with multiple faces. This theme took on a more playful look and feel, taking it’s inspiration from the branding done by Cameron Syme at thinkcreativedesign.co.uk. It has an AJAX driven trips page, allowing the user to filter […]

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Thorne Events
Jan 2012
Design: McNab
AJAX, Wordpress
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Magento Project
Wordpress Project

This was a massive job which involved me working in-house with Shipley based agency Igniyte. First of all the WordPress site was built and launched. Custom design based on Paul Blandford’s excellent work, it featured custom advertising widget positions, MailChimp integration, an interactive map for street parties including a custom form which auto-generated posts in […]

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Queens Diamond Jubilee
Jan 2012
Client: Igniyte
Magento, Multi Currency, Wordpress, Worldpay, Worldwide Shipping
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Wordpress Project

The good thing about WordPress is that you can develop a bespoke theme for a client and then deploy it on two separate websites very easily. This was the case here, the client scan and index documents and were setting up an operation in Malta. Leeds designer Kris Howes took the companies existing logo (which […]

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File Flatners
Jan 2012
Design: Kris Howes
HTML5 video, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

This is a Wordpress site for Harrogate based Face Group using Isotope, David DeSandro’s jQuery extension. The template produced handles portfolio items in a grid system which allows entries to be formatted to up to ten columns and rows, although they’ve decided to standardise the look by keeping each entry the same on the main home page.


The system works by passing the filter data attribute across in a cookie which is created and destroyed via Javascript as the user moves between the main portfolio page and the other pages on the site.

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Face Group
Oct 2011
Design: Neil Holroyd
Isotope, jQuery, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

The site features a colour switcher which allows the user to apply any one of 8 predefined colour schemes on any individual page or post.


It also includes an Event Calendar, Image Gallery, Document Management System as well as a customised slider driven through the Wordpress posts system.

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Moshi
Oct 2011
Design: Neil Holroyd
Client: Face Group
Events Calendar, jQuery, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Kris Howes designed Wordpress and Magento inline store with custom configurator. A good example of a collaborative project – I handled the Wordpress, Kris designed it, and a Magento development agency handled the Magento customisation.

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Slipstream Bikes
Aug 2011
Design: Kris Howes
Javascript, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

A networked Wordpress site with three individual themes, auto set-up custom admin panel for sub-sites on sub-domains. When the super admin creates a new site the whole sub site is set up and configured automatically.

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Craft Town Scotland
Aug 2011
Design: McNab
Networked Wordpress (MU)
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Wordpress Project

A Wordpress site built for Yorkshire magician Harrison Richards. A custom template built from the ground up to the designs of Leeds graphic designer Kris Howes.


The site features a customised version of Thickbox, gallery and video showreel pages, a contact form with conditional jQuery routes, and a randomised testimonial feed.

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Harrison Richards
Aug 2011
Design: Kris Howes
Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

This was a Wordpress site which was built and retro-fitted with a password protected client area system. Each client can be quickly allocated an id which allows them to login and view their own page to download reports.


The home page features a flash video which plays seamlessly within the design, there’s a jQuery cycle widget showing client logos and testimonials are randomly pulled from their own post category.

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Invincible Security
Aug 2011
Design: McNab
Secure Client Area, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Custom Wordpress theme for Leeds Beautician Kate Cottle based on a print brochure designed by Mark Savage.


Features include: Custom on-page link slider plugin, rotated vertical text, jQuery background image

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Kate Cottle
July 2011
Design: McNab
jQuery, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Wordpress site featuring a custom coded ‘Trip Advisor’ style reviews system which lets users upload images and rate a holiday from 1-5 stars.


The reviews are automatically queued for moderation prior to publishing, and the administrators notified that a new review has been submitted.

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Thorne Travel
July 2011
Design: McNab
AJAX, Reviews, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

The McKenzie UK Consultancy site is another prime example of a situation where WordPress can be used to deliver a really high quality end result on a slim budget. The consultancy are not just a not-for-profit organisation – they are in effect a ‘not-for-turnover’ organisation. They don’t charge for their service, so value for money […]

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McKenzie
July 2011
Design: McNab
Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

A WordPress site for a bar and restaurant, the legendary ‘Muddy’ from my home town – renovated, restored, re-invigorated and ready for business once again. And they are doing a really great job, so it was important for them to have a website that communicated that. The site uses a Javascript backstretch technique that is […]

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Village Inn
June 2011
Design: McNab
AJAX, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Wordpress was a particularly good choice of platform for the Garfield’s site because the tapas and daily specials need to be updated every day. I built a ‘Dishes Database’ based on custom post types that meant all of the potential menu dishes could be entered in and then dragged and dropped into the correct order, […]

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Garfield’s
2012
Design: McNab
jQuery, Wordpress
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Magento Project

A brand new Magento build featuring a raft of nice features. Include a homepage Javascript image slider and jQuery Featured Products carousel. The homepage also features Sonos product videos streamed on a custom FLV player. Extensions used in the site include the Aitoc Checkout which streamlines the checkout to remove the shipping address and shipping […]

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Allardyce Online
March 2011
Design: McNab
Magento
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Wordpress Project

Small but perfectly formed little WordPress site designed to showcase project work for Caleb & Taylor Ltd. The site incorporates a nice Javascript based slider on the homepage which automatically displays images and search engine optimised text. The Cufon script renders headers in classic calligraphic text, and there are various widgets which cross promote areas […]

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Caleb & Taylor
March 2011
Design: McNab
Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

This is a nice, simple little WordPress site that is designed to showcase the client’s services in a well Search Engine Optimised manner. I did the appropriate keyword research, identifying the keywords being used by Google users for the Irvine Movements services. I applied the results of this to the copy, together with similar research […]

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Irvine Movements
Feb 2011
Design: McNab
SEO, Wordpress
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Magento Project
Wordpress Project

This was a rescue job on a Magento 1.3 site which had been poorly done. The previous agency had some nice design and content ideas, and had done an acceptable job of customising the Magento Modern theme. However, the SEO was absolutely appalling (all the content had been rendered as images), and there were a […]

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Beauty Lounge
Feb 2011
Design: Creative Foundry
Magento, SEO, Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

Benedetto Bordone at The Loft produced a series of original minimalist designs. My job was to turn them into a WordPress theme. It’s often the case that what can look like a simple concept can actually prove to be tricky to convert into a Content Management System format. I’m really happy with teh results though. […]

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The Loft
Jan 2011
Wordpress
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Wordpress Project

A WordPress site and it’s Phase I, with Phase II being the Magento e-commerce section which is being rolled out in early March. This was a turnkey project – All the copy writing, graphics, desgin, the images, navigation and optimisation. The full monty. The site quickly received very positive feedback from the design legends at […]

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Allardyce Systems
Dec 2010
Design: McNab
Wordpress
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The design is deceptively clean and simple but this was a big job. Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that it has a full ‘Facebook’ style social networking component styled and integrated into it. It also has a full e-commerce installation linked through to Paypal Pro. As with all large, in-depth bespoke systems a […]

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Greenway
Nov 2010
Design: McNab
E-Commerce, Joomla
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Wordpress Project

A a high-end, top quality interactive estate agent’s site built using WordPress – but with all the property listing information fed from another system. Dehotun use the Vebralive estate agent’s software package to manage their client listings. Quite rightly, they don’t want their operatives to have to type the same information into more than one […]

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Dehotun
Oct 2010
Design: McNab
Estate Agent, SEO, Vebra, Wordpress
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A very simple CMS site for young Graeme (my most youthful brother). It’s effectively a little six page brochure site that introduces each area of expertise, but time was spent on the keywords research and the subsequent SEO. I added it to Google Local Business and I have to say that good results in the […]

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Fairlie Tree Services
Oct 2010
Design: McNab
Joomla, SEO
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The idea behind the site is to sell a housing development off-plan by enabling potential buyers to easily visualise the different styles of house. This has been achieved by building 3D models of the houses in Sketchup and rendering them using iRender NXT. Video tours are much easier, and therefore much cheaper to produce, but […]

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Cameron Contracts
Sept 2010
Design: McNab
3D Imagery, Joomla
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The previous website was 4 years old, and needed redone. For this job I also developed the content, and took charge of the SEO. The site hasn’t been up long but initial analysis reveals that it is already enjoying much improved rankings for it’s business specific keywords. The group, Surface Technology plc, is a company […]

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Armourcote
Sept 2010
Design: McNab
Brochure Site, SEO
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North Ayrshire Women’s Aid needed a content managed site, which would appeal to women. They had a logo and some videos which had been produced for them by the national Women’s Aid organisation. This job included the delivery of a secure Forum to enable women in remote areas, or those unable to access the 1-to-1 […]

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NA Women’s Aid
Aug 2010
Design: Client
Joomla, Recruitment
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This is a small site powered by a Joomla! CMS. The idea was to create a site which showed off the holiday house, but also promote the area by compiling a catalogue of all the nearby activities and restaurants for holiday makers. The site includes a tag cloud to promote key words in a non-intrusive […]

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Tigh Tuithe
July 2010
Design: McNab
Joomla
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A site for a sports club. Quite clean in style and very simple to use, as we wanted to encourage the lads as well as the managers to use the site. It’s broken down into individual teams, with every manager being able to add to the News and Match Reports for his team. The site […]

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Myrtle Park Juniors
June 2010
Design: McNab
Joomla
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Trade sites can often look pretty awful, because they are often created using templates sold by trade indexing companies like ufindus. Despite their nasty looks, tradespeople can end up spending a lot of money to have their site appear on an index. These days, with the Google Local Business service, you can have good search […]

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Plaster Master
May 2010
Design: McNab
Brochure