A/B testing of a homepage
The client wanted to test a new design but their existing systems could not cater for the new layout and functionality. We developed a web application that could be embedded onto their existing website and render the new design.
We used their existing process of preparing data in a Google Spreadsheet. The web application processed and rendered the Google Spreadsheet data, reducing the amount of steps required for the editors to update content.
Custom promotional campaigns for high end fashion
The client wanted to offer their clients more capabilities with their promotional campaigns. Their existing system didn't have the capacity to publish the designs and functionality for these promotional campaigns and any upgrades were not feasible. We developed web applications, either static or integrated with a custom CMS, that could be embedded into their website.
The campaigns ranged from single page product "brochures", to complex, multi-page projects that used their existing APIs. Additional campaigns were built for Lost & Found, Birkenstock, and Fendi.
A website for an international art news website
The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper needed a more optimal solution to manage their digital content. Their existing system was cumbersome, which resulted in their editors not realising the potential of their digital content.
We developed a CMS that matched the editors' processes and optimised their workflow for working with digital content. The CMS supported a new website which we designed and launched.
An improvement of an existing product listing page
The client wanted to enhance their existing Product Listing Pages with custom blocks of content—images, text, videos, and carousels. Due to their existing system not being able to cater for these requirements, they approached us to find a possible solution in order to test the feasibility of their idea.
We developed a CMS that used their existing APIs to fetch sets of products. These products were placed on a grid and content blocks could be positioned between the products. A web application was developed and embedded onto pages on their website to render the data created by the CMS.
The test lasted longer than expected but proved that the idea was worth implementing into their own system.
Embeddable promotional campaigns for an iconic fashion brand
British Vogue wanted to provide a better offering of promotional campaigns to their clients. Their existing system was limited to a number of templates that didn't match the requirements of their goals.
The most feasible and flexible solution was to develop web applications for each of the sold campaigns. These applications were embedded into their existing website, which meant that their existing system didn't need to be upgraded. The unlimited possibilities of these campaigns led to us working with Vogue on campaigns for PANDORA, Kérastase, Dyson, Creed, Harvey Nichols, Balenciaga, and Ciroc Vodka.
The cleanup of 29 years of data
The Art Newspaper
The Art Newspaper's archive contained 29 years worth of content. The data were in no way organised and there was no capacity to manually manage the cleanup. They hired us to analyse, process, and organise all entries in the database, reducing the requirement of a manual cleanup.
We wrote a number of scripts that restructured the entries into a standardised format, deduplicated content, deleted entries which didn't contain valuable information, and extracted information using rich text processing.
The dataset was cleaned up and a custom CMS was developed to give editors access to handle any additional cleanup.
A digital catalogue for a boat importer and brokerage
Mediterranean Yacht Sales
After almost 30 years of serving clients from Malta and all around the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Yacht Sales wanted a website that could represent the outstanding service they provide to their clients in person.
We structured the website to try mimic the way a sales manager would interact with a new customer. This was done by organising the filters around how a customer would typically search for a boat based on their requirements.
The filter mechanism used parameters which were added to the URL. This meant that very specific search criteria could be set in the URL by the sales managers and sent to their clients.
A supporting CMS was developed for the staff to more easily add boats to their website.
A personal trainer management system
A company which managed several personal trainers wanted to more easily handle their schedules and their clients' routines. Not knowing what was available on the market, they approached us to find a solution.
We concluded that the best course of action was to develop a custom system to match their specific requirements, with the goal of launching it as a paid service to other personal trainers. The system was structured to allow trainers to build templates for routines based on their experience and their clients' typical routines. Using a database of exercises, the routines could easily be modified for a specific client to more accurately match their capabilities, preferences, and goals.
The goal of the system was to reduce the amount of time personal trainers would spend on managing their schedules and training sessions. One key goal of the system was to provide clients with access to their data in order to view their progress.
Unfortunately, funding for the project was cut and the system was never launched.
An application to display data for a non-destructive testing tool
Velog had just launched a new device for non-destructive testing which was set to disrupt the market. This new device differed from existing solutions as it was small, much cheaper, and could be connected to a user's smartphone or tablet.
We developed an application which received the raw data from the device and rendered it as a graph. Settings could be adjusted to fine tune the response from the devices.
A document management system
We needed a solution to manage our internal documents. One that would allow us to easily calculate costs for projects, issue invoices, and prepare contracts.
There are several systems that served our purposes well but lacked some vital functionality. We wanted to be able to control the design of the documents, automate as much of the document creation as possible, and track the status of projects in order to know when documents needed to be sent to clients.
Nothing on the market seemed to match what we wanted without being overly robust. It was decided that we will build a solution to perfectly fit our goals.
We created a simple application that would take in specifications of different project requirements and render the required documents. This solution allowed us to easily track the status of our management tasks and analyse the data we needed on how projects were performing.
A brochure website for a virtual reality company
Cityscape VR's brief was for a website that could encapsulate the idea of the enhanced reality that they seamlessly provided to their clients.
We launched a static website, using the effect of "depth", to reflect the multiple levels available in the virtual reality projects the client creates.
The rebranding of a psychologist
Paul Furey is a psychologist with almost 30 years of experience. For many of those years he portrayed himself as a large organisation with stock imagery on his website and the impression of a massive support team. Several consulting sessions with him led us to see that his clients weren’t hiring him due to this impression, they hired him because of how he made them feel and what he, alone, could offer them.
We renamed his company to "Paul Furey", launched a new brand with the supporting materials he required, and launched a new website that finally matched the feeling he gives his clients.
Throughout the 4 years of working with Paul Furey, we implemented two additional, and substantial, updates to his website to more accurately fit his personality and offerings.
Paul admitted that after 30 years as a psychologist he can finally pin down what it is that he does, how he does it, and why he adds value to his clients.
A website for an NGO
fish for tomorrow
fish4tomorrow is an NGO from Malta that aims to create a culture of sustainable fishing and seafood consumption. They needed a brochure website that would present information about the different seafood available in Malta and its environmental sustainability.
We collaborated with Natalia Averianova on the illustrations as we felt that she could perfectly produce a piece of work to pair with the content. The illustration needed to be beautiful but not take attention away from the important information being presented.
The result was a more interesting platform to consume information about sustainability.
A property management system for a Parisian estate agency
Breteuil are one of the most established estate agencies in Paris and saw the opportunity to open a branch in London. With this came the need to update their website for the new market.
We developed a custom CMS alongside a new website for their London branch. The new system resulted in such a pleasant experience for the estate agents in London that the Parisian branches requested an upgrade to the same system.
They have now launched a new version of their website, designed and built by their in-house team. The reason for this was to be more in-line with their goals and to more easily integrate with their internal systems.
A live and on-demand video streaming service for a Russian television station
KontrTV were launching an online streaming service for live and on-demand videos. Their requirements were to provide a comfortable platform for users to watch content, interact with hosts, and discuss the controversial topics of the programmes. The project started in 2012, when the support for video streaming on an iPad was minimal as most services only provided Flash video players. Based on their market research, the iPad would be one of the main devices being used by their audience.
After extensive research, we discovered Brightcove. A company who hosted and streamed video content and had just launched a service to develop a custom HTML5 video player.
Using Brightcove's custom video player, we designed the website to keep the focus on the video, even when the user was navigating around the website.
To enhance the viewer's experience, we developed a commenting system that added a user's message to the timestamp of the video that was being played. This resulted in conversations around particular topics being grouped together. The users loved the feature as it meant they could continue a conversation without being spammed by other conversations.
There were 50,000+ viewers per day until it had to be shut down due to disagreements between the sponsors and the hosts of the shows.