New Forest Web has developed web sites for a range of customers and requirements.
Here are some examples of our work. Please note that it is our priority to always give the customer exactly what they want - so not all these designs are necessarily what we would have chosen to create or representative of our best possible work.
Sussex Counselling and Psychotherapy is an organisation for professional independent counsellors in the Sussex area. New Forest Web built a new web site and subscription system for them which enabled their members to pay their subscription fees online and view member only content. The system also includes a Directory of Counsellors, which the members can add their own directory entry to and which is then moderated by an administrator before the entry is published live to the web directory.
This was a challenging system to build, integrating directory, membership and subscription features with the content management system whilst using legacy membership and directory data from a previous system. The key to the success of this site has been the roll-out strategy, balancing the needs of existing members abd data with those of new members and data.
Andrew Cairns IFA is an Independent Financial Advisor who has been delivering cost effective, tax efficient financial planning and wealth management advice to valued clients for ove 25 years. They wanted a website that was very modern, clean and professional looking.
New Forest Web built this site and also designed the logo. The logo is a green bird taking flight - symbolising financial freedom and release.
Often described as "The David Attenborough of Bible sites", David Nunn of Blue Skies Video, a major bible history Christian film maker, asked us to redevelop the Blue Skies Video web site. Whereas the previous site had been simply a brochure site with films only ordered by printed and posted form, David wanted the new site to be capable of providing online purchase of the Blue Skies films.
New Forest Web was asked to exactly replicate the design of the old site, whilst adding the online shop feature. The final result was an exact replica in terms of design.
New Forest Web has now been asked to take on the marketing of Blue Skies videos, following our many suggestions for promotion of the films and web site. The films are truly excellent and we are very proud to be working on the Blue Skies team now!
Meditation Circle is a New Forest group that teaches meditation and provides meditation meetings and courses.
New Forest Web created this basic brochure site for Meditation Circle to hold the schedule of courses. It is a site that is still very much in development and evolving in terms of content.
Ecumenical Community Church needed a web site that enabled multiple content managers to be able to add articles, pictures and various content. The design needed to be rich, classy and appropriate to a church. The Ecumenical Community Church was truly delighted with the site and New Forest Web is particularly proud of the finished result!
Achilleus is a security company in London. I developed their site on from a standard template installation to the final design. I am particularly pleased with how this site turned out in terms of design.
I installed the Joomla component, ContactMap, on this site, which displays the location of the company offices on the Contact page, with a facility for the web visitor to plot a route from any location to the Achilleus offices.
Verite Shop and Trinity Vision are companion web sites that I developed for VeriteCM Ltd. This project involved converting the old Verite Shop website from Joomla 1.0 to Joomla 1.5 (including recreating a Joomla 1.5 version of the custom Joomla 1.0 template). I then had to convert the extensive catalog of products in an old osCommerce version of the Trinity Vision site and merge it with the similarly extensive catalog of products in the Verite Shop Joomla site.
Thus, in effect, I converted an osCommerce and an old Joomla 1.0 site to two new Joomla 1.5 sites with integrated product databases and compatable styling.
GibsonClark Recruitment is a website I developed for a new start-up recruitment company. The website is controlled by the Joomla Content Management System, with additional components and modules which provide recruitment agency functionality. The owners of the site are able to post new job vacancies on the site, receive online job applications, view all CVs in the system and run a series of reports and data exports. Public users can search the job vacancy adverts on a number of factors and parameters, apply for the jobs and send them on to friends. The system is capable of much more, but was trimmed down to present a simple interface to users.
Steve Tyrell Associates is a website I have developed for a New Forest based Chartered Surveyor.
The site is intended to present a clean and professional image.
New Forest Web also designed the STA logo for this project.
Tolworth Girls School is a website I have redeveloped for Tolworth Girls School in London. I initially built their content management system website many years ago, in Plone. I have now redeveloped this site for them in Joomla, at no cost (because they are such fabulous customers and I wanted to reward long custom!) so we can take advantage of the many excellent features of Joomla moving forward.
The site is still in development and will be launched soon.
More Than Gold Resources is an online shop which sells evangelistic resources relating to the 2012 Olympic Games.
Love and Liberty is a community website about enlightened horsemanship, built in Joomla, with a range of additional components and modules. It includes features such as community blogging (every member has their own blog), comment feature which enables community members to respond to each other's blogs, forums, community and individual video and photo libraries, sharing and commenting.
Ben Huddleston is a ladies speaker and Christian author.She has written a couple of booklets called "Sweet Thoughts" and "Just a Thought" and is due to be publishing more in the near future. Ben asked me to build her a website that included an online shop to enable people to order her booklets.
I created a website design that reflected the imagery on and in her booklets and conveyed the feeling of her work. She was absolutely delighted with the result!
Ray of Hope is a basic brochure website, developed in Joomla by New Forest Web as a charitable donation to the Ray of Hope Animal Rescue. The site was built in 2 days and is designed to be very easy to use and updated by the site owner. The site owner learned to use the content management system that controls the website and was confident and capable of controlling her site content in just a day or two.
The design is very simple and intended to look inexpensive and functional but attractive. Content is arranged to be very accessible to the public visitor, whilst achieving the objectives of finding homes for rescued animals and seeking donations to support the rescue work.
Twenty-12 is a website that I was asked to develop which enables people to order evangelistic resources in preparation for the 2012 Olympics. The site is developed in Joomla, with Virtuemart providing thethe online shop facility. The design reflects the Olympic gold/More Than Gold themes.
Twenty-12.org is currently offline for business reasons.
Plass and Lucas on Tour is an event registration website which enables people to register for and buy concert-type tickets for a Christian comedy duo, Adrian Plass and Jeff Lucas. The site is developed in Joomla and DTRegister. The website design is intended to mirror the graphic design of promotional materials surrounding the tour.
Dances with horses is an experiment in Search Engine Optimisation, Google Adwords Pay Per Click advertising, Clickbank affiliate marketing, Amazon affiliate marketing and dropshipping, Spreadshirt affiliate marketing and dropshipping.
I picked a product that interested me and I thought had value, from the books of Clickbank, then created a pitch page for it in very simple HTML. I then created a Google Adwords campaign and bid on a keyword list that I grew and tailored over time, having also created a range of text and graphical adverts. I was then able to monitor traffic to the site via sitemeter, affiliate sales via Clickbank and search engine traffic and sales conversions via Google Adwords tools and feed back all this data into the campaign to optimize my advertising spend to affiliate commission ratio.
It has been a very interesting project and has taught me the fine art of PPC affiliate marketing. I ran a similar and very successful campaign for Zen Chi machines and health and juicing products, although that project is now at an end. (The Google Adwords campaign is paused but available should anyone be interested in re-directing the traffic to their site instead.)
I have found that campaigns of this nature can be engineered to yield twice as much in commission than is spent on advertising.
The Fabulous Girls Guide to Quitting Smoking is a multi-channel publishing initiative. I wrote the book, and used Lulu as a fulfillment house and print on demand paper publisher. However, the spirit of the Fabulous Girls Guide to Quitting Smoking goes way beyond a paper product and we are now in a publishing environment where paper is just one of many channels, and not necessarily the most effective, profitable, productive or appropriate channel.
I created a "Fabulous Girls Quitting Smoking" Ning community, harnessing the Ning community technology and opportunity for cross-fertilisation with other Ning communities.
I then created an Ovi App, which feeds the latest activity on the Fabulous Girls Quitting Smoking community site, via RSS, to an Ovi mobile phone application - available via the Ovi store and on Nokia mobile phones. I was surprised and pleased to see that I made rapid sales, which far outsold the paper copies of the book thus far.
I have put up a place-holder Joomla website which will eventually act as the hub of the multi-channel Fabulous wheel.
It has been a very interesting project and one that is continuing and developing. It will serve as a model for other projects, initiatives and businesses.
Agrumi Garden centre wanted a new and contemporary look for their Joomla and Virtuemart online Garden centre website, as well as a major system upgrade from old versions of both Joomla and Virtuemart.
I created a clone of the old site, then upgraded first the Virtuemart and then the Joomla, before redesigning the front end of the site. I created new Product parameters which I connected to an Amazon-style product filter component called Cherry Picker, which was particularly useful for a shopping site of this nature, with so many thousands of products to choose from. I also added an A-Z product picker and a colour picker.
Tiptoe Chickens wanted an eCommerce site to sell specially selected chicken accessories to home keepers of chickens. Tiptoe Chickens is a New Forest cottage industry company and wanted a website design that reflected the feel of the New Forest and the chicken-keeping lifestyle. I created this site, using Joomla for the content management system and Virtuemart for the shopping cart, ordering, payment and inventory system.
I love chickens and really enjoyed making this site!
http://staffycampaign.org.uk – The Staffy Campaign is a non-profit site aiming to raise awareness of the plight of Staffordshire Bull Terrier dogs in the UK.
I developed this site in Joomla. It has a modern, fresh design that attractively presents news information to the public, whilst maintaining a professional look that is being taken seriously by politicians and journalists.
http://www.ycourse.com – I created this site, using Joomla. It is a full content management system web site with a shopping cart system (Virtuemart) and embedded video. There are also community features and discussion forums (not yet made public).
Faith + Football – This site is still under development and may be viewed at: http://www.faithandfootball.org.uk
Faith + Football is a charity that brings professional footballers together with young people to share Christianity and encourage personal development. They wanted a website that was young and funky, easy to use by a youth market, yet had a robust content management system that would enable them to constantly add new items..
I developed this site in Joomla, with 3 different templates which each used transparency layers to good effect. The template designs pushed the usual design limits of Joomla and is a good example of how far Joomla can be pushed artistically.
The site includes flipping books modules and a slideshow news module.
http://bereavementrescue.org.uk/ - Bereavement Rescue is a website for an organisation that helps bereaved people by sharing the evidence for life after death I.e. Near Death Experience research.
I created this site in Joomla. It combines the Joomla content management system for easy and frequent updates, with an uplifting design intended to soothe visitors who are likely to be in bereavement. There are many music and documentary videos embedded in the site.
http://newforestprayergroup.org.uk – New Forest Prayer Group is an online prayer group that combines a powerful Content Management System with a prayer centre/chain that enables the public to submit prayer requests which are then approved by a moderator and emailed out to subscribers to the prayer chain.
Shari the Horse Whisperer wanted a professional-looking website that could be easily updated and added to. We built her a Joomla CMS site, with an interactive slideshow module at the top of the site template which showed a demonstration of her working with her black arab stallion, Whitetail. The site also has affiliate marketing built in.
You can visit the site at: http://dances-with-horses.net
"Blessings and Baptisms" was commissioned by the Anglican Independent Communion to advertise the pastoral services of the priests within that church.
The design objective was to create a striking but tasteful looking site that is easy to navigate.
You can visit the site at: http://blessingsandbaptisms.co.uk
This year, we redeveloped the RescuePet database website system. Originally created in Omnis, this time we developed using the Joomla content management system and the HotProperty module for Joomla. We modified the HotProperty module so that it managed a database of pets in rescue shelters rather than properties managed by estate agents.
You can visit the site at: http://rescuepet.org
Tolworth Girls School and Centre for Continuing Education contracted with New Forest Web to produce a website capable of delivering a range of content and media to present the work and activities of their school. They needed to be able to upload content such as pictures, vidoes, sound files, text, files and manage the site themselves. The users that would do this included office staff, IT staff, teachers and pupils.
Using Plone, New Forest Web was able to deliver a website controlled by a Content Management System, along with on and off-site training and support for a range of staff and potential content managers. The site has been embraced well and is already show casing pupil's work in a ground breaking way that is catching the attention of other schools and colleges.
You can visit the site at: http://www.tolgirls-tcce.kingston.sch.uk
New Forest Web created a website for Victor Chetcuti, with downloadable music clips from his two albums. Victor wanted a site where people could hear his music, buy his albums, learn a little about him and get in touch for live bookings - wherever he tours in the world. This site is an example of clean, functional but aesthetically pleasing design that conveys the spirit of the site owner and his product.
You can visit the site at: http://www.victorstunes.com/
New Forest Web launched a fan site they designed to promote the PS2/Playstation game, Hardware : Online Arena. The site presents screenshots from the game, reviews, links and information about broadband gaming for PS2 as well as a discussion forum.
New Forest Web are the creators and developers of the RescuePet Internet Database system. RescuePet is a non-profit organisation, that provides a central system where UK rescue shelters can enter details of animals in need of good homes. The public can then visit the site and search the database for the animal that best suits them. Operational costs are raised through corporate sponsorship and affiliate marketing, however, the RescuePet Internet database is a free service for both shelters and public visitors. The RescuePet system consists of two interfaces, one for the rescue shelters to use to upload details and photos of animals in their care and one for the public to use to search that database.
You can visit the RescuePet website now at: http://www.rescuepet.org
As well as building beautiful websites, I like to take photos of the New Forest. These photos are available on cards, posters, canvas prints and more:
make custom gifts at Zazzle
Gibson Clark Recruitment
Steve Tyrell Associates
Tolworth Girl's School
More Than Gold Resources
Ben Huddleston - author
Love & Liberty Horsemanship
Ray of Hope Animal Rescue
Plass and Lucas Tour
Dances with Horses
Agrumi online Garden Centre
Door Entry Zencart site
South Coast Staffie Rescue
The Staffy Campaign
The Y Course
Faith & Football