Entrago

Entrago aims to be one of the first true cross-overs between television and social media, recruiting celebrities and brands to manage their own channels and allowing them to broadcast to and converse with their audience directly.

I was brought on as part of a front end development team to rebuild the site with separate builds for desktop and mobile/tablet. I developed most of the javascript-based functionality including the main content carousel,  auto-loading of content when the suer reaches the bottom and enabling advertising on the sites.

Ticketlab

Ticketlab is a personal project I’ve been working on over the past year. Originally designed to sell tickets for the Get it Loud in Libraries gigs, it has evolved into a fully-featured ticketing website for small events and venues.

Site features:

  • Responsive layout
  • Codeigniter/PHP build
  • Paypal payments
  • E-tickets
  • QR code generation
  • iframe support for 3rd parties to sell tickets on their sites
  • Custom themes for individual events

Croydon Best Bar None

I’ve been running the website for Croydon Best Bar None since the scheme’s inception in 2002. Last year was the 10th anniversary, for which I was allowed to redesign and rebuild the site. HTML5 magic with a responsive layout loosely based on the Less Framework.

Grosvenor Casinos

Working at Rank Interactive, my main responsibility was initially Grosvenor Casinos. Over 9 months I brought the entire site up to be HTML5 compliant, redesigned and restyled sections of the site that hadn’t been touched in about 4 years (which was actually about 80% of the site!), optimised the homepage to take load times down from approx. 5 seconds to around 1 second and created custom Jquery plugins to manage games search functionality and recently played games.

Ultimate Nando’s Noise

I’d been involved in the campaign previously in the creation of banners to promote a “what’s your Nando’s noise” micro-site. My take on this was to create an interactive audio banner whereby you could mix together four different noise tracks to create your own music – like a very simple beat box. This was picked up by DoubleClick to go onto their wall of fame as an innovative use of the medium.

The Ultimate Nando’s Noise campaign came to me when the agency were in a slightly strained position with the client. It was obvious that the next stage of the campaign needed to go off without a hitch and to reach the target market of 16-18 year-olds.

I took on the Nando’s Noise site in order to turn it into a competition to find “The Ultimate Nando’s Noise”. We already had a couple of hundred uploaded noise videos by users in the first stage of the campaign, and the solution had to be simple, fool-proof and cheap. I devised a competition whereby users posted their videos to YouTube. We were then able to find these videos via a tag we defined in order to incorporate them into a customised channel.

The second phase involved the public voting on the 3 finalists. I mapped out all the potential journeys for this stage too, guiding users from the radio, print or online banners through to casting a vote and sharing via other social streams to encourage more participation. The site attracted 26,000 visitors and 11,000 votes in the 2 months we ran the competition for. Due to careful planning and maintenance, I was also able to spot and eliminate duplicate votes where one of the entrants had been trying to cheat, posting 200 votes over a half an hour period at one stage.