Projects

ishppopen

The whitewater course in Nottingham is a hugely popular destination for whitewater kayaking. In the past the center have not been particularly good at communicating closures of the course, forcing people to rely on guesswork and local knowledge. I built an app that uses the Environment Agency river level API, as well as a backend admin system to manage events. It also hooks into the NWSC booking system to give a more intuitive overview of the slots available for booking at the center.

Type: Personal

Stack: Next.js, MongoDB, Auth0, AWS Lambda, AWS EventBridge, Bootstrap

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DGTL Main Site

A large marketing focused Wordpress site. During my time at DGTL, I have been responsible for all aspects of this site from creating it from a designers brief and PSD's, through maintenance and content. The site has been highly successful, ranking highly for important keywords and being a key lead generator. Articles from the site have been picked up by Google news, which has given me experience in dealing with very high website loads with over 15k visitors an hour at points.

Type: Client Work

Stack: Wordpress

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Nottingham Watersports

A fast, effective website built on the JAMstack for a new watersports activity provider in Nottingham. The site boasts perfect lighthouse speed and SEO scores due to its architecture. Unlike many other Single Page Application (SPA) sites, Next.js allows for the site to be statically generated, allowing for blazing fast speeds + much improved SEO. The site uses Sanity.io to allow the client to add news items and other content via a user friendly admin panel and content editor.

Type: Client Work

Stack: Next.js, SendGrid, Sanity.io, TailwindCSS

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Cinehire

Cinehire is a consumer facing camera equipment hire site, with extensive custom business functionality. The site allows customers to check dates, book equipment and then go through an extensive verification and contract process. All of this functionality is handled within Wordpress, giving a seamless customer and user experience. The site has been successful at SEO, achieving high positions within a few months of launch.

Type: Client Work

Stack: Wordpress, Woocommerce, custom hire system plugin

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Booking System

I have built a comprehensive booking system from scratch. End users can book onto sessions, are emailed confirmations and can self manage their booked slots. Admin users can create sessions, manage users booked slots for the sessions and communicate with users booked for a particular session via email. The system is still having features added, including the ability to see a summary of how many sessions users have attended and more.

Type: Personal Project

Stack: Next.js, MongoDB, Auth0, AWS Lambda, AWS EventBridge, TailwindCSS, SendGrid

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Couture Wedding Films

A large, customer facing Wordpress site for a wedding films and photography business. The main emphasis of the site is to show off the stunning photography and films that the business makes for its clients. Doing this while keeping the site fast is a challenge that has been met through heavy optimisation of images and other site technical aspects.

Type: Client Work

Stack: Wordpress, custom PHP

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Matthew Brook Coaching

A simple, elegant website for a client who is starting out as a freelance whitewater kayaking coach. The site is fast and easy to navigate, and allows potential customers to find out more about Matt and his courses before contacting him.

Type: Client Work

Stack: Wordpress

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Radical Rider Kayak Shop

I have consulted with Radical Rider, a new UK kayaking store, about how to grow their online business. This has included optimising their SEO, including producing specialist linked sites such as the Waka Kayaks UK site pictured, as well as work on their main Shopify store. Despite being a new entrant to the crowded kayak market, Radical Rider's store ranks highly in key search terms, with the top spots for popular brands often containing the main store site as well as one of the satellites.

Type: Consultancy

Stack: Wordpress, Shopify

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