If you're a regular reader of our news pages you may remember that back in early 2011 we designed a website for Down at the Social, a startup PR company formed by ex-Brazen Account Director Daisy Whitehouse. Following a very successful year and a half, a number of new client wins and a change in the management structure DatS decided it was time for a brand refresh and a revamp of their site so naturally they came to us. View the 'bigger and better' site here: www.downatthesocial.co.uk
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When we were contacted by Damson Audio to develop a new website for them we jumped at the chance – not least because we loved their product range of high quality bluetooth speakers aimed at smartphone owners who want top quality audio output.
We've developed a full e-commerce site with some cool design features, like the expandable footer bar which hugs the bottom of your browser window. The site is currently available in five language variants with more expected to be added soon.
We can thoroughly recommend the speakers too – we've got a pair in our pool room!
You can visit the site at: www.damsonaudio.com
Since winning a three-way pitch back in February we've been keen to tell you about our work developing a new website for Hull's annual celebration of arts and music, Freedom Festival. The festival, now in its fifth year, takes place over the weekend of 6th - 9th September and features a diverse programme of arts events as well as an eclectic musical lineup which includes Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Spiritualized and Kid British.
Our site features a responsive design which uses CSS to reflow the site layout according to the device on which the site is viewed. This creates an optimal viewing experience for the user, presenting device specific designs for desktop, mobile and tablet.
STOP PRESS: we've just heard (9th September) that the festival enjoyed its best year ever with over 75,000 visitors and a number of sell-out shows!
You can visit the site at: www.freedomfestival.co.uk
We have developed a fun HTML5 game for Creamfields, the UK’s biggest dance music festival. Now in its 14th year the festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend and features an all-star line-up including deadmau5, The Chemical Brothers and David Guetta.
The game, which owes more than a nod to the popular ‘Whack-a-Mole’ arcade game, encourages players to click on (or tap on touch screen devices) a series of festival-goer archetypes as they pop up from their burrows, in front of the Creamfields stage. Points are earned with every successful direct hit on a festival-goer. High scores are entered on a Leaderboard and are rewarded with a series of festival-related prizes. Using fFacebook’s social-sharing features scores are auto-posted to player’s walls encouraging friends-of-friends to engage with the game.
Creamfields have over 300,000 ‘likes’ on their facebook page so this is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the value of using game mechanics to engage with your fan base. By using our own bespoke ‘Competition Engine’ to store game entries we are also able to provide our client with detailed analytics in an easy to understand user-interface.
The competition is now closed but you can play the game on our facebook page.
Over the last year we've been working with Channel 4 to develop interactive prototypes for connected TVs.
Connected TVs (or 'smart TVs' as they are also known) are televisions which have an internet connection, allowing multimedia content to be delivered directly to your TV. They are becoming more and more common in homes worldwide – nearly 40% of TVs sold this year will be Internet enabled and that's predicted to rise to 80% by 2016.
We’re very excited to be working closely with the UK’s most innovative broadcaster to deliver these experimental prototypes, which are designed to explore the creative and technological possibilities that this exciting new platform holds. The prototypes are not available to view publicly but you can read more about them below: