Last year I started a project to develop a frontend responsive framework for Axel Springer to power Netmums and German medical website Onmeda. Working with designer Stuart Preece, developer Paul Smith and Onmeda/Netmums we have built a really powerful modular framework which I am incredibly proud off.
The new Onmeda website launched today and Netmums is on schedule to launch towards the end of the year.
I’ve mainly been working for Netmums.com the last couple of years but I have just about found time to do a few other little projects including:
Well the frequency of my updates haven’t got any better, with the last one being end of 2011 sorry.
I have pretty much solidly been working for netmums.com, its the job that just keeps growing. Work has included rebuilding the entire site in modern framework, launching a mobile version and recently mobile apps.
Im now working on a big update launching towards the end of the year.
I was nominated again for Best Micro Enterprise at this years Big Chips Digital Awards. Despite being up against the talented Andrew Disley and Stu Preece (Digital Cavalier) I somehow managed to win it for the second year running, which was very nice. Thank you judges.
Just found out today, two websites I built are to be featured in two design books.
Adamrix.com is featured in Creating Your Digital Portfolio: The Essential Guide to Showcasing Your Design Work Online. Pretty long title, but looks like a nice book.
MrBooth.co.uk is featured in Awwwards: The best css websites of the year in a book.
As @rbgArts pointed out on Twitter a printed book of websites is a little ironic, but to be fair books are always nice.
When I setup on my own I promised myself I would always keep my website updated…
Last update 2010… Ooops!
Anyway the main reason for this is for the last 6 months I have been working solidly for Netmums.com. I’m working on a really exciting long term project which is going to take up all my time for a while now.
Got to admit its lovely concentrating solely on one big project rather than juggling clients/jobs.
My talented creative pal Mr Booth (Matt) recently asked me to build his new website that he had designed. I jumped at the chance. It’s a really simple HTML website to show off his work with a few nice little touches. Take a look at:
I’m sure you know this already but incase you don’t WALO is the specialist in hydraulic asphalt engineering… they also happened to need a new website. Teaming up with my good friend Stu Preece (Digital Cavalier) we put this little site together.
Music are a very cool design agency in Manchester who do a lot of the ace Man City stuff you see knocking around. They recently got me involved in a website project for MCFC to map the fans around the world. The site went live last week and has already knocked up over 5000 registrations.
Matt at Music explains the site (much better than me) in The Drum.
Big thanks to Sébastien Gruhier at Maptimize for providing such a brilliant mapping engine.
Natalie B could be confused for a Spice Girl (well by Adam Rix anyway) but as far as I know she isn’t one, Natalie is a very nice lady who happens to have a very nice voice… which if you watch TV you have probably heard at some point.
Anyway fresh designed Natalie a lovely little site and asked me to build it, so I did:
As well as the website look out for a paper in bars, cafes etc in the Northern Quarter Manchester.
I recently moved into great little space at 22 Lever Street, Manchester. If your passing please do pop in and say hello.
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22 Lever Street
Thank you Big Chips judges.
Netmums.com is a mega popular community website for mums (and dads), as well as offering lots of local information, it does amazing work ensuring every parent has access to free personal help.
I’m really pleased to have been chosen to help the Netmums team give the site an updated look and feel. The new homepage went live recently, over the next 6 months updates all across the site will be launched.
Its pretty cool how the Netmums team work together, they don’t have an office, everyone works remotely from across the UK using tools like Skype, Basecamp and it works a treat.
“F*!K ME HE’S AMAZING! ”
But obviously without the *!… if you have ever met Stu Preece he doesn’t use the word F*!K often, in-fact I don’t think I have ever heard him swear… anyway.
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