I will be taking a sabbatical from November 2015 to work full-time in my other job. During this time, I will be limited to critical and minor website updates.
I was asked to convert an existing static website to a dynamic WordPress one.
The Vegan Approach had been built in the design tools provided by its hosting company which were difficult to use and slow. I ported the content and a close replica of the design into a new WordPress installation. This way the client can easily create posts for upcoming events, manage images and make changes to the core pages of the site.
Pages of the programme for the Celebrate Festival 2015 laid out in a spread.
- Download the complete Celebrate Festival programme 2015 [PDF, 1.4MB]
I was asked to update the poster for the annual Whalley Range Celebrate Festival again.
Once again, I was asked to redesign the website for Tom Hingley Music. This time I build the website in WordPress, taking advantage of discussions on every page and other plugins.
Annual Whalley Range community festival. This year I have been handing over my design and media role as I have moved away from the area, so this is probably my last poster for Celebrate, after contributing since 2006. I have already handed over the responsibility of the printed programme.
Soap Pod was an audio soap opera, created by young people in Rochdale. It was written and directed by young people in Rochdale youth clubs, and performed by professional actors.
I added a new page and custom theme to their existing WordPress site which included native HTML5 audio players (with Flash fall-backs), a simple voting system and an embedded Flickr gallery. It worked on desktop and mobile devices with a responsive design.
Pages of the programme for the Celebrate Festival 2013 laid out in a spread.
- Download the complete Celebrate Festival programme 2013 [PDF, 1.7MB]
A redesign on an existing website about creative writing with Greater Manchester communities.
This site has a responsive design where the header stays at the top of the screen and the footer at the bottom when scrolling, unless the user’s screen is too short or narrow, in which case a static design is the fallback.
Other features of the site include a map of story groups and the poems written at each, a featured articles scrolling image carousel on the homepage, article previews when hovering over their titles, and competitions where entries are emailed to the staff behind them.
The site is build on WordPress and features custom post types for various writing resources, links and poems.
Launch event for the WRYOA is 30! magazine.