Frovi is a brand that fulfils the markets need for design-led, affordable social furniture. As Technical Director of Shout! Creative I was tasked with scoping a new website for Frovi with multiple requirements.
- Needed to be very much design-led in line with their brand so large high quality imagery was a must
- Built using WordPress for easy of update and future peace of mind
- Easily manageable products with the flexibility of adding various product specifications
- A downloads area that was also linked to the individual product pages (this is called "CADs & Brochures")
- A members area for downloads and data capture.
I completed the front-end and back-end development of the Shout! Creative website using WordPress. The main focus was on design and showing the large high quality imagery, therefore the design included a lot of large lazy loaded imagery and a lot of white space. Ajax was used on the projects and insights pages, along with HTML5 pushstate for the filtering.
I was hired as a freelance WordPress developer and technical consultant for Born™ where one of the main projects that I worked on was for McCarthys new rebranded website. I helped scope the project and worked closely with the Creative Director to have a design that also met the technical requirements.
One of the main technical requirements of the website was a daily update of the product catalogue and stock list. To do this I worked with the McCarthys internal IT admin to produce a CSV direct from their internal system which uploads to the FTP. Using the uploaded CSV I created a cronjob that would import the data each morning and then automatically create a PDF for their clients to be able to download and use.
You can read more about this project including a testimonial from McCarthys on the Born™ website by clicking here.
Whilst working as a freelance Technical Director for Shout! Creative, one of the projects was for Orthene, who are one of the largest global manufacturers in the brake fluid industry and are recognised as a world authority.
I had to research and scope out the project with two key requirements, the first was multilingual with the ability to easily add additional languages when required and the second was to showcase their products with the potential to expand the product showcase functionality in future phases. This was built with WordPress.
Whilst working as a freelance Technical Director for Shout! Creative, one of the projects was for Mossys, who are makers of the sweet bio-live yogurt dessert.
The requirements of this project was to create a live map of where the Mossys yogurt was being stocked, this needed to be extremely easy to update, add/remove places in the back-end. Currently as more stockists had been added the map has quickly filled up and therefore a search is being worked on and will hopefully be introduced in the not too distant future. This was built with WordPress.
I was commissioned to integrate WooCommerce with the Sonning Flowers website. I did not do the front-end development for this website and only worked on the WooCommerce part.
A large requirement was the delivery slots and costs, for example delivery in certain close-by postcodes were a different price to delivery costs further afield. There also needed to be the ability for "building" a bespoke product and orders needed to be integrated with an external services.
Currently developing a plugin for an order reminders system.