Category: Web Applications
CKAN and WordPress integration
We’ve just launched York Open Data, built on two open source platforms, CKAN and WordPress. At first glance, CKAN and WordPress integration seemed like a complex task but it needn’t be. This article explores our approach.
Opening up data
Over the past few months we’ve been working with the City of York Council Business Intelligence Hub on a new Open Data platform for York. This website will act as a repository for publicly available data on almost any aspect of life in York. Initially the data is being supplied by the Council’s own internal business systems, but other public-sector organisations will be coming on board. The system could become the clearinghouse for anyone in York who wants to open their datasets to the public.
My House Advert: behind the online property revolution
MyHouseAdvert.co.uk is an online estate agents which allows users to advertise their properties online to a huge audience at a fraction of the cost of conventional estate agents. We’ve been working with the company since they launched the service in 2011. The website spent a long time under continuous development, rapidly growing in complexity, and this autumn we completed a complete overhaul of the system to meet the growing demand for their services.
York Museums Trust – new sites go live!
We recently completed the first part of one of the most interesting projects we’ve ever taken on: five responsive websites with interconnected navigation, shared content and a sophisticated third-party database. The sites are for York Museums Trust – the charitable body responsible for managing a number of York’s leading museums and galleries. The websites of each of their four leading attractions badly needed an overhaul, as did as the York Museums Trust’s own website.
Portfolio update: e-commerce sites from Castlegate IT
We demonstrate some of the essential features and qualities of an industry standard e-commerce website, using recent Castlegate IT projects as case studies.
Portfolio update: web application development
Web apps allow websites to perform functions which go far beyond the simple presentation of information. The following projects from our portfolio demonstrate how web applications can enhance a website, improve user experience and even change the way in which a business operates for the better.
Composerwave: music publishing 2.0
The music publishing industry has worked pretty much the same way for centuries – if a composer is deemed significant enough, one of a small number of publishers buys the copyright for their music. Composerwave is Music Publishing 2.0, a brand new approach to performance rights management.
i-Travel York: a smart site for intelligent travel
Back in 2010 we built the City of York Council a website to support and showcase their Cycling City York project. This week the Council unveiled its next step: i-Travel York. We’re proud to be able to claim responsibility for the accompanying website again.
A new site for Royal Fireworks Press
Royal Fireworks Press is an long-established publisher of books for gifted children over the pond in the USA. We built a site for them way back in the day, which by now was starting to look really long-in-the-tooth. So it’s time for a revamp!
New Barry Crux & Co site launched
Chartered Surveyors Barry Crux & Co have a long-established reputation as one of the top independent commercial property agents in the North of England. Their website was in need of an overhaul, and we were very glad to be commissioned to give it a makeover and improve their online property catalogue. We think the design is one of our best so far.