A selection of our recent projects:
The Fowey Residences incorporates three superior buildings on the Esplanade in Fowey. Showcasing the stunning location and beautiful interiors after a major refurbishment, the photos are allowed to take centre stage. We also produced a fantastic video as an introduction to the area, and have even posted the 5* Gold Award assessment and a selection from the Glowing Guestbook. A custom designed Wordpress based website, it's quick and easy to update the website whenever there is something new to add.
Fowey Maritime Centre
The Fowey Maritime Centre website has a lot of information to convey, covering all aspects of the Centre - Brokerage, Training, Yacht Management, Charter, Delivery - and there is always something new and exciting happening, which we wanted to be reflected in the website. We also wanted to show the stunning setting of the Fowey Estuary, which is a major draw for many people coming to the centre. We custom designed this Wordpress based website and we have worked with the owners to achieve a fantastic website, posting new information virtually daily - special offers, new course dates, new yachts for sale in the brokerage, the latest yacht delivery - and maximising the publicity and outreach by integrating with Facebook.
Challenger407, a Fowey based Beneteau 40.7 yacht, races competitively, is available for charters and is used by the Fowey Maritime Centre as their primary training sailing vessel. Integrating with Facebook and powered by a customised and enhanced Wordpress platform, the website is kept constantly up-to-date with photos and blogs about races and training trips thanks to the easy to use Content Management System (CMS).
Cornwall Holidays Direct
This set of beautiful cottages and farmhouse needed a website that would show them off after a major refurb. We created a clean, simple design with emphasis on the fantastic photography. Built on a customised and enhanced Wordpress platform, the website can be easily updated by the owners using the powerful CMS functionality.
Kittows of Fowey
Building upon the first Kittows website we added full ecommerce functionality in the most simple to use and easy to manage website possible. Using a tag based organisation system allows customers to find products really quickly and easily, including specific product groups like gluten free, and then get even more specific using multiple tags, for example 'sausages' and 'gluten free'.
Unlike so many ecommerce website admin systems we made the Kittows admin area (the part of the website that Kittows use to manage the website adding products and checking new orders) as simple and attractive as possible - as you can see from the screenshot above.
After the success of our last Project with the UK's Home Office to make their internal HomeOfficeTV intranet video content accessible, we were delighted when they once again engaged MicroAngelo to create version 2.0 of the Accessible Video Player for their new intranet. Our Flash application was built to their rigourous design requirements and tested thoroughly by the client to ensure top usability and accessibility.
MicroAngelo worked with Universal Uclick and the game inventors at Games Play UK to produce this Flash puzzle game for the website of USA's largest national newspaper, to go alongside their incredibly popular crossword and wordsearch Flash games, with new puzzles updated daily. The creator of the game can easily upload new puzzles in a common XML format.
Follow the link above to play a demo - it's addictive!
Cornwall's Eden Project wanted an exciting, innovative way to attract people to sign up for their email mailing list. They had offered competitions in the past, and wanted a way to spice it up.
MicroAngelo created a reusable database-driven system that allows them to create "Viral Competitions" - contests that encourage people to invite their friends to sign up to. Each person you invite who signs up gets two tickets put in the virtual hat, but you also get one extra ticket for inviting them - invite 50 friends and your chances of winning a great prize are suddenly much better!
The VT Group "put the 'world' into the BBC World Service" with their global radio broadcast network, and have a turnover of more than a billion pounds a year. We were subcontracted to help them sell more of their unused potential airtime as experts in Flash Development - the maths involved in displaying transmission areas over the curve of the earth alone would put off most!
A Flash-based interactive Sales Tool, this was designed to be used with or without a Salesman at tradeshows. It runs on a massive touchscreen coupled with a projector displaying the same info on both the touchscreen and a large curved screen on the other side of the booth.
The intuitive touch-screen interface draws people in to have a go. Users can choose high resolution satellite maps or plain colours, and zoom in on specific areas. Simply tapping an area shows which transmitters cover that point, and tapping a transmitter downloads live schedule data to show what is available for purchase.
Wine Merchant Ellis Wharton Wines came to us for a full solution ecommerce website with stock control, catering to both their wholesale customers and a new expansion into the retail sector.
We designed a new logo for the company, and custom made this bespoke website to exactly fit the company's needs. Customers can save wine lists for easy re-ordering, and a novel menu system makes it really easy to find the perfect wines by grape variety, origin, producer, price and of course type.
The system also includes a powerful promotions system allowing BOGOF (buy one get one free), percentage discounts, set value discounts - targeted at individual users, or groups, and applying to individual wines or all wines from any specific origin or type. The billing system for their credit customers reduces their administrative burden while improving their customer service.
Taylor Training Services provides working at height safety training and harnesses. They needed a website they could easily update themselves with a powerful CMS system, but for a modest budget.
We produced a striking design which was influenced by safety signage colour and style, and sourced the beautiful main photo from an individual via the popular photo sharing website Flickr.
This UK Government department is leading the way in ensuring that all of their content is accessible to everyone, including disabled users, in line with the Disibility Discrimination Act. One way they do this is to provide Closed Captions and Transcripts to news videos on their intranet which reaches over 30,000 of their staff around the world.
MicroAngelo was tasked with redesigning their Flash-based video distribution system, and we designed and implemented a new system using W3C approved international standard formats, both SMIL and TT AF, whilst moving videos to FLV as popularised by Google Video and YouTube.
To compliment this MicroAngelo developed a bespoke Caption Generator web app (pictured above) to speed up the captioning process and allow the video production team to caption the Flash videos themselves, thus saving them thousands of pounds every year.
As well as supporting the new accessible formats, we developed the new Flash Video Player with Captions to be easily rebranded, allowing quick and easy re-use across the various Government departments.
From: Ewan Bennie @ the Home Office . Gov . UK
To: Chris Eaton @ MicroAngelo Web Development
MicroAngelo worked with fifth generation Cornish butchers Kittows Bros. from business concept, through photography, design, creation, refinement and launch. The website utilises the mouth-watering photographs that we took at a photoshoot we arranged at the beautiful Pencalenick House on the river Fowey to the full, including the use of a special technique allowing the user to see a larger, high quality version of the photo when they click on it, and showing different photos everytime a page loads.
The site allows customers to sign up for the newly launched Kittows Bros. fortnightly meat box, deli box and pasty box schemes, which are available nationwide, and come in 3 sizes to suit all households.
MicroAngelo produced a set of three themes for Skoosh's Flash banner campaign, with the aim to explain what Skoosh do in a fun, memorable way, combined with a strong “Call to Action” that would deliver qualified potential clients straight onto the Skoosh website.
The National Coal Mining Museum for England needed a short animation to say thank you to people leaving donations for furnace shaft repairs. We produced a beautiful little cartoon showing how every brick helped build the whole. The project was completed in a very timely manner, and represented excellent value for money.
MicroAngelo made Skinner's Brewery a fully featured ecommerce website with integrated Payment Gateway, and a powerful yet easy to use Content Management System. The site features beautiful Flash animations of all the Skinner's characters, and is programmed to be both accessible and Search Engine Optimised (SEO) - a Google search for Cornish Ales brings it up as number 1!
The Swansea Council Road Safety Team described this animation as "amazing". MicroAngelo produced this three minute bilingual Flash animation explaining the work of the team, and how they work in partnership with the Police and local residents to encourage road safety.
A Flash based corporate presentation showing the benefits of a new type of air filter, how it works and how it saves you money. With an expressive virtual salesman talking and showing the benefits, we produced a high quality sales tool with a low file size, to allow it's use on the internet.
A Flash based, interactive application to calculate the savings that using different filters can provide. A nice sales tool originally for show use, adapted for online presentations, with the ability to print the results in an attractive, branded, customised page, as shown below.
Focal Research specialise in providing information to the construction industry. We built a website that allowed them to manage and distribute large databases of information to their clients simply and instantly, providing a clean interface, with complete control and security.
We were honoured to be asked once again to create the official Fowey Fringe Festival website for the 2008 folk music extravaganza. After the success of the cardboard themed site of 2007, we implemented a pinboard version to align with the last-minute style of the festival.
MicroAngelo provided web development and hosting to the first ever Fowey Fringe Festival, during May 2007. The huge success and popularity of the festival is partly attributable to the beautifully stylised design, which received several mentions in the regional press.
An impressive Flash application. Upload your photo, experiment with different hairstyles and colours, hats, glasses, contact lenses, and of course make-up!
Thomson Financial is a leading source of information in the financial sector. A large database of reports and articles had to be maintained and constantly expanded. A subscribtion system was implemented to restrict access to the site, and an admin area allows the client to select which articles are to be made available online, drawing from a database containing every article ever published in the three magazines: Private Equity Week, Venture Capital Journal and Buyouts Newsletter.
The solution was 3 different websites all generated from the same database of articles, controlled by a single CMS (Content Management System).
A business to business site focusing on quickly and easily providing product data from a database of over 90,000 items.
The personal site of retired US Senator Larry Pressler, detailing his life of service and his current activities.