Pod1 - Portfolio

There are 24 examples of my work in this section.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Responsible for the technical redesign and relaunch of the Barceló Hotels website; and the creation of the in-site Booking Engine.

The site integrates with Barceló's CRM and several 3rd party APIs to pull in availability and rate information and provide a seamless booking experience; which is then augmented by account functionality where a vistor to the site can register and manage their bookings. In addition many templates have been developed to provide a multitude of information; with custom functionality and interactions.

The site has been developed using Epifony, Pod1's custom Content Management System (which is based on the open source Symfony web application framework).


Initial launch date: 12 Aug 2010

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Epifony (custom Symfony 1.4 CMS), Doctrine, jQuery, 3rd party APIs, Worldpay integration

Chic Outlet Shopping Chic Outlet Shopping

Chic Outlet Shopping

Responsible for the technical redesign and relaunch of the Chic Outlet Shopping portal website in 11 languages, which ties together Value Retail's 10 websites. Includes the integration of several 3rd party APIs including Flickr, Twitter and Resort Hoppa for Shuttle Bus booking between the Shopping Villages. I have also been involved in many additional large sub-projects for the site (many which span both this site and the Village sites).

The site has been developed using Epifony, Pod1's custom Content Management System (which is based on the open source Symfony web application framework).


Initial launch date: 25 Jan 2010

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Epifony (custom Symfony CMS), Doctrine, jQuery, Flickr API, Twitter API, 3rd party APIs

Sani Resort Sani Resort

Sani Resort

Responsible for the development, technical redesign and relaunch of the website for the luxury 5 star Sani Resort. The site was built using Epifony, our in-house Content Management System, the new site is home to 4 hotels. It has been designed to give the visitor and enhanced user experience, and to provide that extra layer of information that's essential to someone looking to book a holiday.

The site includes automatic language detection based on browser language (originally launched in English only; however has since added 4 more languages), a customised translation tool, interactive maps and integration with two 3rd party APIs for booking Hotels and Packages.


Initial launch date: 27 Nov 2009

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Epifony (custom Symfony CMS), Doctrine, jQuery, 3rd party APIs

Conran Conran Conran

Conran

Involved in the development of a trilogy of websites launched individually for Conran, showcasing their work across all parts of the design process - from creating a range of cookware to residential towers and running shops, restaurants and hotels in major cities around the world to large scale urban masterplanning.

The Conran Homepage design was developed through the use of mood boards. It translates the concept of shelves and drawers; cubes shift and rotate on user interaction and reveal information about the different Conran enterprises and products.

The sites have been designed by Pod1 and developed using an early version of Pod1's Epifony Content Management System (based on the Symfony framework).

Initial launch date: 10 Aug 2009

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Epifony (custom Symfony CMS), Doctrine

Chic Outlet Shopping Villages Chic Outlet Shopping Villages Chic Outlet Shopping Villages

Chic Outlet Shopping Villages

I was brought in for the latter half of development for this large project, which involved the simultaneous launch of 9 multi-lingual village websites for Chic Outlet Shopping (Value Retail), an extranet and an admin system. I have since worked on many additional large sub-projects for the site, including the integration of a 3rd party API (Resort Hoppa) for booking travel between the Shopping Villages; and a complete redesign of the members account area.

The site has been developed using Epifony, Pod1's Content Management System (which is based on the open source Symfony web application framework). The modular approach to templating in this system allowed design and functionality to be shared across the sites; yet each containing content unique to the particular village.

Initial launch date: 8 May 2009

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, jQuery, Epifony (custom Symfony CMS), Doctrine, 3rd party APIs

Yahoo Advertising Yahoo Advertising

Yahoo Advertising

Involved in the development and staggered launch of 5 multi-lingual UK, International and European sites for Yahoo Advertising. The websites are an online portal for Yahoo!'s B2B sector and allow Yahoo! to showcase their portfolio and communicate with potential and existing customers.

The sites have been designed by Pod1 and developed using an early version of Pod1's Epifony Content Management System (based on the Symfony framework). The modular approach to templating in this system allowed design and functionality to be shared across the sites; yet each containing content and some functionality unique to the region.

Initial launch date: 3 Mar 2009

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Epifony (custom Symfony CMS), Doctrine

murmurART

murmurART

Responsible for developing a custom e-commerce solution (using our custom Content Management System and e-shop, Gutenberg) to showcase up-and-coming artists. The site is a showcase for talented artists allowing registered users to upload their work and sell directly from the website.

The website contained pieces of art, information about exhibitions and showcases; and offered a unique way of searching for the right piece for you.


Initial launch date: 26 Nov 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom e-shop solution), Prototype

Aspinal of London

Aspinal of London

Responsible for maintaining and improving on the existing website, which offers a multi-currency custom-designed e-commerce experience.


Initial launch date: 17 Jun 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution), Prototype

Chic Outlet Shopping (original)

Chic Outlet Shopping (original)

Responsible for the development of the initial rebuild of the original Chic Outlet Shopping hub site in 10 languages (with the original design).

This was the first site developed by Pod1 (and myself) using the open source PHP framework, Symfony (version 1.0). It made use of the in-built admin generator framework for managing dynamic content, rather than a custom CMS solution.


Initial launch date: 9 May 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Symfony

UNIQLO

UNIQLO

Responsible for maintaining their existing e-commerce solution, which features Pod1's proprietary 'Single Page Checkout'™ - making Uniqlo the first UK e-commerce site to use an Ajax-based one-page checkout.


Started maintenance: 9 May 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom e-shop solution)

Barceló Hotels & Resorts (original)

Barceló Hotels & Resorts (original)

Responsible for maintaining the original website for Barceló Hotels (formerly Paramount), which uses an early version of Pod1's custom Content Management System, Gutenberg. The website compliments their existing branding and gives the group a prestigious online presence.

In May 2007, Paramount won the honour of being named Best Hotel Website in the Travolution Awards 2007.


Started maintenance: 6 May 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution), Prototype

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Involved in developing the first phase of the launch using our custom Content Management System, Gutenberg. The development involved producing a highly interactive site with integration with the Google Maps API and providing in-depth search mechanisms and information about booking a cruise.

Responsible for developing the second launch phase; which involved integration with their third party booking engine, to provide cruise goers with a centralised place to book, to check and amend their bookings, and to browse and book excursions.


Initial launch date: 25 Jan 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution), Google Maps API, Prototype, 3rd party API

Red Carnation Hotel Collection Red Carnation Hotel Collection Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Red Carnation Hotel Collection

Responsible for the development and the successful initial launch of 10 hotel websites and a group site (with 1 later launch for a new hotel).

These websites were developed using our custom Content Management System, Gutenberg. It consisted of one admin system through which all of the sub-site content could be managed. Through the use of reusable templates the sites could be themed individually, yet maintain a consistent look and feel.

Initial launch date: 15 Jan 2008

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution), Prototype

Picture the Loan

Picture the Loan

Responsible for the development of this website using our custom Content Management solution, Guteberg. This was the first major project I was involved in at Pod1.

In order to track efficiently the success of various ad campaigns, the website constructed for Picture the Loan included tailored landing pages for various pay-per-click campaigns, and heavy integration with various analytic services.

The site is unfortunately no longer active.


Initial launch date: 21 Dec 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution)

Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger

Involved in maintaining the current stylish website, where the perfect product can be found within 3 clicks; or via an 'As seen in' page, where customers can find and purchase easily items worn by celebrities or featured in the press. The site also makes use of Pod1's proprietry 'Single Page Checkout'™, which employs AJAX technology to condense the entire checkout procedure onto a single page.


Started maintenance: 28 Nov 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom e-shop solution)

Global Mechanism

Global Mechanism

Involved in maintaining the current website; and involved in developing a new, fully-integrated, multi-lingual relaunch. The site, built for a subsidiary of the UN, is a simple, highly accessible, information-rich resource, which 'allows users to complete other tasks when browsing the website' (one of the brief's original stipulations).


Started maintenance: 8 Nov 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution)

ListIdeas - Facebook Application

ListIdeas - Facebook Application

Responsible for developing this as an external project.
Currently no longer in development (since Facebook upgrade)


Initial launch date: 7 Nov 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, FBML

Kenwood

Kenwood

I was responsible for maintaining the existing site; which was a bespoke Content Management System and online product catalogue showcasing the company's full range of products. The web site was multi-lingual, and the design was intended to be managed and updated easily by Kenwood.


Started maintenance: 25 Oct 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL

Matches Fashion

Matches Fashion

Responsible for maintaining the existing e-commerce site, plus the launch of the DvF microsite. The website was comprised of the Online Shop, The Look Book and The Catwalk.


Started maintenance: 24 Sep 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom e-shop solution)

Reiss

Reiss

Responsible for maintaining their current custom e-commerce website. The site was geared to deliver the maximum return against Reiss' business objectives as well as the requirements of the brand's customers, by offering an adaptive and scalable solution.


Started maintenance: 18 Sep 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom e-shop solution)

Fremantle Media and Fremantle Connect Fremantle Media and Fremantle Connect

Fremantle Media and Fremantle Connect

Responsible for the technical redesign of Fremantle Connect, the intranet site created for Fremantle Media; one of the largest international creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world.

Also responsible for the maintenance of their main website.


Started maintenance: 15 Sep 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL

Pod1.com

Pod1.com

Responsible for maintaining the current website for the digital media agency, Pod1.

Also responsible for developing and maintaining many internal sub-projects; including Epifony (our custom-built in-house CMS solution using the open-source project Symfony, with the database abstraction layer in Doctrine), Gutenberg (our old in-house custom CMS and e-commerce solution), etc.


Started maintenance: 25 Jun 2007

Built with: PHP5, MySQL, Gutenberg (custom CMS solution)