SITE construction based on proposals prepared by this consultancy
in December 2001 later working to a visual brief by Caledonia
magazine. A site was developed that was visually consistent with
the latest version of the printed magazine.
This consultancy developed the basic brief not only to incorporate
the desired look and feel but also the latest practical standards
and recommendations regarding usability and functionality for
screen based design.
This includes the information hierarchy, specifications for the
interface, screen resizing, coding, CSS, loading, cross browser
and platform compatibility, all objects and the architecture for
a site which can be updated monthly as well as added to on a modular
basis. Also the Netbanx transaction system, updated to allow the
purchase of subscriptions, current issues (this was not possible
before) and available back issues, from the UK or overseas.
Work began on the site in mid January 2002, it was first launched
on 20 March 2002 and this consultancy carried out monthly site
updates until July 2002
The success of the interface and overall specification may be
gauged by the fact that online sales have been up as much as 400%
in some months since the new site was launched. It is my belief
that the site has a tremendous untapped online sales potential.
To see the original work developed by this consultancy click on
the link adjacent (left) to see our archive copy. Please note
that links to the archive sections are only functional on the
Spain Magazine, the Media
Company Publications Ltd
ONE of two sites made for this new publishing company in Edinburgh
early in 2002.
This consultancy developed a verbal brief to come up with proposals
for a basic site, at very short notice, that would be available
to users on the launch of the hard copy magazine in late January
or early February 2002.
Though initially interested in a more extensive web site, the
magazine production team was only able to support content for
three pages of web based advertorial online.
With access to a limited amount of copy and content from the hard
copy magazine before the first issue went to print, work began
on the website in mid January 2002 and it was first launched on
Wed, 23 January, 2002.
This consultancy then ceased to work on the site at that date
and subsequent content updates as well as all changes to the original
site since then have been carried out by 'enthusiastic' in-house
You can view the original work developed by this consultancy by
clicking on the link adjacent (left) to access our Spain archive.
You can check the changes that have been made to date by visiting
the current version online (see below.)
We wish Spain Magazine every success in the future.
First Time Buyer Magazine,
the Media Company Publications LTD
THE very first site developed for Sue Hitchen Publisher, the Media
Company Publications Ltd.
Sue asked this consultancy to develop websites to support the
launch of two magazines earlier this year and we were pleased
to advise her on hosting, domain names, domain name transfer,
web stats and develop two sites for her of which this one was
The First Time Buyer Magazine site was primarily designed to lend
credibility to the new company online, give an insight into the
current issue and facilitate enquiries from those interested in
subscribing or obtaining a free sample copy.
The website was initially developed from such artwork, 'logos'
and objects as were available from the freelance graphic designer
who originated issue 1; last minute access to a copy of the first
magazine before launch was also extremely useful.
It took only about 8 days from our initial discussions to the
launch of the first version of the website! How's that for service.
Phase II development of the site should have seen the addition
of a simple subscription and online purchase option.
You can view the Version 1 site developed by this consultancy
by clicking on the link adjacent (left) to access our FTB V.1