We were commissioned to carry out a major web refresh of the UK’s largest academic retailer, Blackwell’s Bookshops. The academic retailer was the first bookshop to go online in 1995 and the brief of the new site was to “reflect the heritage” of its flagship Broad Street branch in Oxford.
As a design agency, Gifted In were keen to provide us with their own design and have something built that matched the unique services the company provides. They needed a site that communicated their product, and the finished Drupal project provides a clean interface that allows their product & designs to shine through.
We produced the corporate identity for YASA motors from its spin-out of Oxford University in 2009. As the company has expanded over the last few years, we have amended & developed the brand and website to suit its needs using the Drupal CMS.
The site’s features include: SEO friendly pages & ability to implement custom meta-tags, powerful user interface & editing capacity, advanced jquery features, web forms with detailed statistics
Drupal site designed & built to spec for Goldline UK in December 2010. Complete with file transfer facility, staff & client area, customizable styling / options
2 days later – some shiny new laminated cards arrived – hopefully won’t miss out on new business now!
Briefed with coming up with a design that ‘celebrates the beauty of books’ – Ashley put together this creation, with some stunning typography and simple but ‘Blackwell’s’ illustration – coming soon to bookshop windows near you!
This week we have completed a theme-based wordpress web development for Martina H Jewellery – handcrafted jewellery from Haifa, Israel.
The site includes a multilingual facility, and a customized gallery/portfolio – all based on the ‘Striking’ theme for wordpress.
While using a pre-built theme isn’t everyone’s cup of tea – it allows for a quick, easy & therefore a wallet-friendly web build!
We have just completed our first custom wordpress build – beautifully designed by Mike from THINK ATMOSPHERE. It has some really nice features including touchscreen ready slider & some really nice zoom effects (if I say so myself!).
We’re looking forward to hearing how the launch goes!
It’s that time of year again – time to create another geek-based card for NetSumo – and we love it! Our brief is to make it ‘pretty but geeky’. This year, Ashley did us proud by creating a christmas tree from netsumo’s logo… Here are the last 3 years’ offerings:
The problem with a new website – you forget your old work…
Just reading this article about the children’s bookshop at Heffers, Cambridge and thought I’d get something on the site. This was one of our most fun projects to date – starting with a blank canvas and trying to create a design/brand that would be a ‘fun place’ for kids to go and enjoy books… The trickiest part was the palette, but once we had that in place, we could really go to town!
The project included choosing the branding palette, helping create a shop ‘mascot’ (illustrated by Stilly and digitised by us), Reddit the frog, who now appears on the shop’s ‘Reddit Card’, designing curtains for a 4m x 2m stage backdrop (done completely in photoshop and printed onto foamex), as well as all instore POS and exterior signage. The children’s branding is now in use in the children’s departments at Blackwell’s other flagships shops across the country.