Here are details of a few projects that we are particularly proud of.
We hope they will demonstrate some of the things we’ve been talking about on this website – good design coupled with clear, intuitive navigation and structure, and consummate ease of use for the site owner.
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- Website support for The Takeover Panel
- The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers is an independent body, established in 1968, whose main functions are to issue and administer the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers and to supervise and regulate takeovers and other matters to which the Code applies. Based at the London Stock Exchange, its central objective is to ensure fair treatment for all shareholders in takeover bids. We were asked to come up with a clean design appropriate to the organisation which was simple for busy staff to use and which met stringent reliability criteria as it needs to be constantly operational, and this site was the result. We have since helped to keep the site running and refreshed its appearance.
- Webmasters for F1 hopeful Sam Bird
- Sam Bird is one of the most exciting new talents in British motorsport, competing in the the GP2 series that supports Formula One during 2010 and 2011 as well as testing with the Mercedes GP F1 team. Our brief on taking over management of Sam’s site was update the existing design to reflect his needs for each season. We did this with new photography and branding suggesting his team livery as well as integrating a podcast feature. The site, which carries regular reports of his race performances, should provide an essential resource for fans who want to keep up with his career.
- We have substantial experience in motorsport, supporting driver management company CJ Motorsport, creating site for drivers Daniel McKenzie and Duncan Tappy, and running the well-regarded Brits on Pole motorsports site.
- The team behind the National Libraries Day 2012 website
- National Libraries Day 2012 was the first-ever nationwide event to celebrate and champion public libraries, backed by a host of high-profile national organisations including CILIP, the Reading Agency, the National Literacy Trust, the Women’s Institute and the Library Campaign. Our brief was to produce a strong call to action that would encourage people to organise and join in with local events as well as using social media channels. It also uses the BuddyPress community platform to add features such as groups and forums. We are very proud to have been commissioned to work on this project as well as on the Shoutabout campaign to promote school libraries.
- Creators of an advocacy site for our local libraries
- When we found out that our local libraries were about to be hit by a major reduction in their opening hours, we realised that there was no point in waiting for someone else to stand up for them – it was up to us. As a result, we did what we do best and created the We ♥ Libraries community website for everyone in North Herts and Stevenage who loves their libraries and is looking for a way to demonstrate that to the people that take the funding decisions. It is important to stress that this project is not a business venture of the company but a separate, voluntary endeavour.
- Playtesters for the BBC Two series The Code
- In The Code mathematician Marcus de Sautoy examined how his subject underpins nature and offers insights into the world around us. Accompanying this three-part documentary was a treasure hunt attracting more than 100,000 players and ending in a grand finale at Bletchley Park. We worked with game developers at Six to Start by giving feedback on their work, helping them gain an insight into how their various conundrums might appear to players and how long they might take to solve. As inveterate gamers and puzzlers ourselves, we are good at this kind of thing, with substantial experience behind us, and very happy to take on similar projects. More on The Code here.
- Creators of the PoliticalBetting.com branding
- Politicalbetting.com is an influential and lively site where punters and politicians mix to trade tips, quips and friendly insults about political events and the betting markets’ reactions to them. Founder Mike Smithson appealed to readers to develop a new masthead banner image as a replacement for his own designs – and Onlineability took on the challenge. Mike said: “In the four and a half years since we were established we’ve stuck with incorporating pictures of politicians in one form or another on the masthead. This was good at first but it required constant updating when new figures came in and old figures went out.” Instead, he wanted a new design that incorporated the twin themes of the site – politics and gambling. Onlineability worked with him to develop a banner image and, later, a custom Twitter background.