Charity websites by CookandKaye
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European Society of Biomechanics
The European Society of Biomechanics is a learned society founded in 1976 to encourage research, disseminate knowledge and promote progress in Biomechanics.
The new home-page design brings together an introduction to the society, alongside a calendar of events, news and a visual demonstration of the work the society is engaged in. It also offers a public platform for the ESB's corporate members, and a private means for other memebrs to get in contact with each other.
For this project it was important to have a user friendly CMS, to keep ongoing maintenance costs down. We offered the ESB a hands on experience of the latest Joomla and WordPress installations, both loaded with their core public pages, so they could get a fair feel for how both systems worked.
This site presented a number of challenges, the most significant of which was checking and importing their existing custom-built database backend.
The final site offers an easy to use CMS coupled to a membership area with PayPal integration for membership payments and jounral subscriptions, a newsletter, custom gallery and diary feature.
Due to its complex layout, this site is built around 'smart divisions'. These permitting visitors on smart phones to tap-and-zoom to view/read parts of the page. It was felt that a simplified layout for small screens would, in this instance, have either made it difficult to navigate around all of the page, or resulted in some elements being left out of the mobile version...
The Chemistry Map of Scotland
The Chemistry Map of Scotland was built for the Royal Society of Chemistry as part of their International Year of Chemistry celebration (2011). It was presented at the Science and the Parliament meeting in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9 November 2011 (our p revious blog post).
The purpose of the site is to encourage school children to explore the chemistry by looking at how it impacts their local area. I had thought it would be mostly a historic project, but the children's submissions show that it is anything but - they see chemistry as very much a part of a living and working landscape; the local galvanising works, offshore wind-farms and whiskey distilleries are at least as important as the work of Joseph Black (1728 - 1799)!
Scapa Flow Marine Archaeological Project
ScapaMAP - the Scapa Flow Marine Archaeological Project: is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution, international project involving government agencies, industry and the academic community, designed to document a unique marine archeological area in the waters of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands of Scotland.
The site includes a 3D map and high resolution wreck survey images, which are all freely downloadable.
Big Anchor Project database
The Big Anchor Project provides a simple way to record old anchors, and make these heritage items a public and academic asset and an opportunity to learn more about their place in our maritime history.
Our role was to build the database and its public interface, which we integrated into an existing site design by Enterprise Marketing.
MCS: Lancashire area group
The Marine Conservation Society: Lancashire area group website. For anyone with a love of the sea, the MCS is part pressure group, part meeting ground for interested people. While the UK's seas cover an area three times that of the land, and host half of our national bio-diversity, very little of it is protected in any way...
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