We built a robot you can control from anywhere in the world and in 4 weeks, brought nearly 250,000 new visitors to our website and boosted our Twitter followers by over 60%Control Sid the robot
Liquid Friday are a rapidly growing, bold and vibrant umbrella company for UK contractors. They like to do things a little differently - which was music to our ears.
The key objectives for them were to explain what the benefits of working with Liquid Friday are and to generate more enquiries.
As a lot of their customers were accessing the site from mobile devices, creating a tailored responsive site was a must.
What we created was a fully responsive website with a clear and logical information architecture and clearly placed calls to actions. We also created a series of illustrations based around different types of workers in their industry. These beautifully illustrated characters were then animated to explain what Liquid Friday offer.
Our main objective was to increase inbound enquiries via telephone, online chat and email. We’re delighted to say that they have already seen an increase in inbound enquiries.
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“We illustrated and animated a series of characters to help explain what Liquid Friday offers.”
We've worked on a number of telematics based dashboards, but Drive Smart was a little different. They took a more personable approach and had some really engaging branding - in the form of the wise, friendly owl. For this project, we dropped the typical dial in favour of simpler, number based statistics.
This was our first fully responsive dashboard, utilising Bootstrap's framework. This works seamlessly across a multitude of devices and reports back the driver's latest scores in a clear, concise manner.
To celebrate the finale of the popular TV show we built a quick shooting game which drew 10,000 new visitors over the weekend and was featured on the homepage of NBC News.Play the game
Startup Minutehack approached us with a clear goal for their website; Digestible news with a focus on speed and accessibility
for the mobile entrepreneur.
With an average length of less than 200 words and no images, we decided there would be no need to redirect users to individual article pages. The immediate benefit of keeping the reader on the same page is we eliminate any additional loading time associated with changing pages and you can read 9 more articles with zero delay. While you may not notice such impact browsing at work, it will greately benefit those on mobile networks. The inline experience means users can also move effortlessly from one article to the next.
The design was kept slim with a sharp focus on the content and reading experience. You’ll find no fat in this web app, check it out at Minutehack.com
Hastings approached us looking to build on the success of the desktop insurance quoting engine we built for them. Looking at their visitor analytics it was clear there was a large volume of mobile visitors, but few who would have the patience to fill in several pages of small forms on a tiny device and who could blame them.
Normally we would insist that all our projects be responsive in a Post-PC era, however this was far more complicated than a brochureware site. Several pages of forms and a wide range of data types, it was decided responsive wasn't the best solution for a form filling exercise.
Mobile provides the challange of a small interface and a limited window of attention, we would have to make it as fast and enjoyable as possible to get to the price page. Being able to create a mobile specific site meant we could tailor every field to optimise entry for that data type.
The entire mobile site is a single page with no further page refreshes, giving it that snappy native experience without a trip to the App Store.
Try it on a mobile device yourself at http://sidg.tl/hds
For Halloween we allowed anyone from across the globe to tweet an electric shock to us while we worked. In just 8 hours 17,000 visitors watched us live on webcam and sent 1,306 tweets our way.View the experiment
Street artist, My Dog Sighs needed a place online to showcase his work and a central hub to keep all his followers up to date
with all the news about his latest exhibitions around the world.
As standard, the website needed to be responsive, providing an equally engaging experience across all devices. We let the great work that My Dog Sighs creates do the talking and provided the necessary funcitonalitly to make this sing.
We had some fun taking My Dog Sighs’ inked drawings and translating them to digital - including the recreation of his masking tape logo.
Go and check out the amazing cans that he creates.
Portsmouth Opportunities Fair is a new annual event, created to inspire local 10 - 13 year olds
and show them what wonderful opportunities Portsmouth has to offer once they leave school.
After the success of 2012's event and with plans for 2013's already in place at the start of the year, we wanted to do our bit in return. We donated our time to design and build a new site for the fair.
This started by completely re-thinking the existing branding. We wanted to create a logo that
was fun and would be instantly associated with the Opps Fair. Inspired by ferris wheels and
multi directions or options, a recognisable mark was born. Accompanying the mark was a clear,
readable sans-serif with a hand scripted typeface to accentuate Portsmouth.
The design of the site looked to reflect the vibrancy of the branding and appeal not only to parents but their children too. Large blocks were used to help divide areas of content and informal, fun, illustrations were used to engage both parents and children.
We used video to help explain what the Opps Fair can offer, on the whole creating a media rich experience.
Check out the Opps Fair website
PlaneFinder creators, Pinkfroot, are a small, close-knit team, who focus and take great pride in creating innovative mobile apps, which are both interesting and fun to use. One of their most popular apps to date is PlaneFinder, an application which allows users to track flights and air traffic in real-time.
Pinkfroot came to us looking for a ground up re-write of PlaneFinder’s website. The main purpose of the site was to up-sell their suite of mobile apps. To appeal to PlaneFinder’s users, it was vital that the new website presented all the available plane data in an attractive and streamlined manner. Page load and performance were also key factors we had to consider when approaching the redesign, as it was important visitors got a real sense of the scale and speed at which PlaneFinder could deliver all the aircraft data and information.
The end result is something we are very proud of and we’re pleased to say the guys at Pinkfroot loved our work too. To ensure absolute accuracy, careful and considered steps were taken to estimate the flight paths of each airplane, by extrapolating their current positions, heading and speed. We also incorporated the use of a ‘playback’ feature, which allowed users to go back to a specific date or timeframe and watch flights at variable playback speeds.
“Si always had our best interests at heart, they don’t cut corners or compromise the quality of work.”