Portfolio update: bespoke WordPress development
Examples from our portfolio demonstrate some of the ways in which Castlegate IT has used WordPress development to enhance websites or design them from scratch.
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.
WordPress for bespoke development
It’s easy to make a great blog with WordPress, but how can the platform be used to make a competitive, professional website?
Responsive design for ecommerce: Boxing Day 2013’s mobile sales prove the value
We asked local journalist Pete Wise to investigate the impact of mobile devices on e-commerce over Christmas Day 2013. Are buying habits changing, what’s the long term trend and with more consumers shopping online with mobile devices, what should websites be doing differently?
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.
Responsive web design comes to York
In the UK, more than half of mobile users now have a smartphone and the number is growing all the time. Mobile websites have become common, but they can be expensive and more complex to manage. Responsive web design is a new technique that makes it possible to build a single site that adapts dynamically to different screen sizes, from tiny mobiles to giant desktop monitors. You can expect to see more responsive sites—especially from Castlegate IT!
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.
Bespoke web application: My Health Today
My Health Today is a survey website set up to collect data on people’s experience of their own health. Using a system called EQ-5D, developed by the EuroQoL Group, it produces a measurement of health in terms of five different areas: mobility, self-care, usual activities, pain and discomfort, and anxiety and depression.