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

A Wordpress site for Fountainhead - a London based company who design, fabricate and install amazing water features and fountains. Based on Pierce Film-Lid's designs, with a lot of input from the client, the main thrust of the development from my point of view was the Project and Concept pages. Each page pulls in the content from a custom post type and lays out in a grid format. When the user clicks on the image, the Isotope reLayout method is called, and an AJAX function resizes the containing element and animates the content in. It's not that easy to do this kind of work, which is why you don't see it too much. Very rewarding when you get ... Read more

Auchengree Farm

Auchengree Farm are a farm shop based in Ayrshire Scotland. They are a classic 'best kept secret' of a business, those in the know love them and their incredible products (if you like steak pies they are unbeatable, and my dad describes their sausage rolls as 'deadly', which is high praise indeed). The trouble is that being a secret, best kept or otherwise, is not that great for business. Enter the new overhauled Magento e-commerce system, designed by me as well as produced. This system features a fully integrated Wordpress install which utilises the Magento templates to deliver the theme. System Features also include; jQuery text sizer Modal windows for logins Payment Sense payment processing Content slider integrated with the backend Modal mini ... Read more

Face Group

Face Group are a Harrogate based media agency who specialise in print campaigns for the higher education sector. They have a huge body of work so they wanted a site that could showcase that work in an attractive and accessible way, and be simple and quick to update. Neil Holroyd (who also designed this site) created designs and we decided to use Wordpress as the platform because we do a lot of Wordpress work together and he is used to updating the back end (and used to the way I build Wordpress sites, so he knows how I set them up and could get up and running straight away). The main focus of the site is the home page, and the ... Read more

Moshi

Moshi is an international school in Tanzania, this project involved building a custom Wordpress theme based for Face Group based on Neil Holroyd's designs. 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. Read more

Kate Cottle

This was a challenge - there was a really nicely done print brochure, but it had a huge number of very small sections in it and I felt that if each section was to be turned into a page within the CMS, then there would be a lot of empty pages. In the end I decided to put them all on one supercharged landing page. I wrote a function which pulled in each page within the site and rendered them out as a distinct section complete with it's own anchor ID which linked to the autogenerated menu, given a fixed CSS position. The menu uses a Wordpress plugin I wrote myself which automates any on-page links to ensure ... Read more

Garfield’s

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, or toggled between 'draft' and 'published' depending on whether they were on the menu or not. It also features a JQuery dropdown panel (click the Facebook and Twitter icons) that displays a feed of the latest twitter posts, links to the social media, and a section that allows the user to request an e-mail that contains a list of the daily specials. This has ... Read more

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