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Escape Gear

Escape Gear make the world's best custom fit, heavy duty seat covers. Period. The website showcases their product range which includes seat covers, dash protectors, floor mats and spare wheel covers. Their seat cover range is extensive, catering for over 60 vehicle models across 15 brands. The website features full product information displaying which vehicle brand and models are catered for, as well as a user-friendly enquiry mechanism allowing a user to enquire about all products available for their specific vehicle brand and model. The website also contains information about the company and the fabrics they use, and features a store locator, downloadable fitting instructions and a contact us page. The website is driven by an advanced Content Management System allowing an administrator to manage brands, models, stores and enquiries.

www.escapegear.co.za

Brand
Escape Gear
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, responsive Twitter bootstrap, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL

Features

  • Advanced Enquiry System

    Users can enquire about all products available for their vehicle brand and model using the simple, user-friendly, four-step enquiry system.
  • Store Locator

    A database driven store locator can be used to allow users to find the nearest shop that stocks Escape Gear products.
  • Responsive Twitter Bootstrap

    The website is fully responsive providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across desktop computers, tablets and smart phones.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows administrators to manage all content of the website, including enquiries.
  • Downloads

    The website features a downloads area containing full product information documents, as well as fitting and maintenance instructions.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by incorporating semantic HTML and using search engine friendly URLs.

WorksheetCloud

WorksheetCloud is an online web application platform that provides printable school worksheets to learners, parents and schools. The worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum and include the following subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, and Natural Science. Parents sign up and create learner accounts associated to a chosen grade and language (English or Afrikaans). WorksheetCloud keeps track of what worksheets have been viewed, printed and completed. The platform provides really good content that can be accessed on any device, and you’ll never need to set another practise test for your child, ever!

www.worksheetcloud.com

Brand
WorksheetCloud
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, responsive Twitter bootstrap, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL

Features

  • Access content on any device

    WorksheetCloud is fully responsive providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across desktop computers, tablets and smart phones.
  • South African CAPS curriculum

    Worksheets are based on the South African CAPS curriculum in the following subjects: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, & Natural Science.
  • Keep track

    WorksheetCloud allows users to keep track of what worksheets they have viewed, printed, and completed.

Platinum Naturals

Platinum Naturals is an award-winning, Canadian manufacturer of high quality supplements. Their responsive website provides visitors with information about Platinum Naturals and their products. The website features a database-driven product filter and search mechanism allowing users to find products suited to their needs. The site includes a Google map based store locator, a blog, media and testimonial pages, and a contact us lead generation form. The site is driven by a custom-built CMS allowing an administrator to manage content including product categories and characteristics, products, blog entries, testimonials and leads. An integrated reference system allows the content manager to drop clinical references to content across the site.

www.platinumnaturals.com

Brand
Platinum Naturals
Client
Bob's Your Uncle Agency
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, responsive Twitter bootstrap, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL

Features

  • Responsive Twitter Bootstrap

    The website is fully responsive providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across desktop computers, tablets and smart phones.
  • Advanced Product Search and Filters

    Users can search and filter products on the fly to drill down to exacly what they are looking for.
  • Store Locator

    Users can search for stores across Canada and the US by using the Google Map based locator, the stores of which are managed via the CMS.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows administrators to manage all content of the website.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by incorporating semantic HTML and using search engine friendly URLs.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Forexchange

Forexchange is the foreign exchange market leader in Italy with a branch network of 67 bureaux de change, and has a significant presence in the Czech Republic with 9 branches. Forexchange currently operate three bureaux de change at Cardiff Airport and are looking forward to the expansion of our network to other airports throughout the UK.

The forexchange.co.uk website provides visitors with foreign exchange information, online conversion tools and forms to facilitate the booking of foreign exchange. The website exchange rates are updated daily via a feed from the world's favourite currency site XE.com.

www.forexchange.co.uk

Brand
Forexchange
Client
Maccorp Group
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery, Twitter bootstrap, XML feeds

Features

  • Currency Order Forms

    The site contains order currency forms allow users to order currency online by speficying a currency and  an amount.
  • Currency Conversion Tools

    The site contains Ajax-based currency conversion forms, which obtain live exchange rate data from XE.com on a daily basis.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Bob's Your Uncle Agency

The Bob’s Your Uncle website provides information about the agency, their work, the people that drive it and contact details. The responsive site showcases the agency’s portfolio of work and reflects the focus on providing clients with powerful, creative solutions to today’s complex marketing and communication challenges.

www.byuagency.com

Client
Bob's Your Uncle Agency
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, jQuery, responsive Twitter bootstrap

Features

  • Responsive Twitter Bootstrap

    The website is fully responsive providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones.
  • Integrated Google Map

    The site contains an integrated Google map that is responsive across all devices.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Shuuga Mobile Advertising Platform

Shuuga is a geolocation based mobile advertising platform that connects users with their favourite brands and stores. Users download the free Shuuga iPhone or Android app, add retailers or retail categories to their favourites, and receive freebies and promotions immediately via push notifications. Users can search for promotions and sales nearby, or setup the application to alert them when their favourite brands or products are on promotion. Merchants sign up to Shuuga, create their stores and populate them with advertisements. The Shuuga platform pushes relevant advertisement notifications to the user, or the ads are returned when geolocation user searches are performed.

Skipjack designed and developed the API that drives both iPhone and Android applications, developed custom CMS tools for Merchants to manage their stores and advertisements, and HTML authored the marketing website. MobiWorks developed the Shuuga iPhone and Android applications and integrated them with the Shuuga API.

www.shuuga.com

Brand
Shuuga
Client
Onit Media Pty Ltd
Tags
HTML5, CSS 3, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Multi-level CMS Tools

    The Shuuga administrator moderates Merchants and their stores and advertisements. Merchants manange multiple stores and advertisements.
  • iPhone and Android API

    An API developed using PHP allows the Shuuga iPhone and Android applications to communicate and interact with the Shuuga platform.
  • Geospatial MySQL

    MySQL geospatial extensions allow Shuuga to store actual geolocation points that can be returned using location-based database queries.
  • Location Conscious

    The mobile application constantly tracks the user’s location, returning deals within a selected range by querying the Shuuga API.
  • Automated advertisement activation

    A Cron job periodically runs scripts that activates or deactivates ads as they expire or become active.
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

    The marketing site is developed using HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery technologies.

Ardmore Ceramics

The website show cases Ardmore as a business, the ceramic art produced by Ardmore, and the skilled artists that create the ceramic master pieces. Skipjack developed an advanced, custom-built CMS allowing the client to fully manage the website content including artists, artist categories, partners, media releases, news and events, product categories and products, subscribers, retailers, and content blocks across the site. The site layout and style was designed by resources within Ardmore, providing an elegant and minimalistic look and feel. Skipjack authored the site using XHML, CSS2 and jQuery technologies, and integrated the CMS using PHP Smarty Template Engine technologies.

www.ardmoreceramics.co.za

Client
Ardmore Ceramics
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows Ardmore to manage all content of the website.
  • Subscriber Management

    Users are able to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Ardmore newsletter. The backend allows the management and exporting of the subscriber data.
  • Product Catalogues

    The CMS allows the management of categories and products for Ardmore Ceramic Art and the Design Collection, including image and file uploads.
  • Contact Form

    Users can contact Ardmore via email by filling in a contact form containing validation and CAPTCHA technologies.
  • A to Z of Artists

    Thorough information for over 70 Ardmore artists is provided in an A to Z format with a click through to a full details page.
  • Interactive Product Page

    The user can interactively select and view the products of a category without having to reload the page, making the site easy to use and navigate.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by incorporating semantic HTML and using search engine friendly URLs.

Southern African Large Telescope COTS Parts Database

The COTS Parts Database in an internal web application developed for the SALT organisation to administer their part inventory across the telescopes they manage. The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) is the largest single optical telescope in the southern hemisphere and among the largest in the world. COTS administrators can manage user access, parts, manufactures and work breakdown structures, as well as multiple file uploads associated with parts. The web application is responsive and built using the Twitter Boostrap framework.

 

Client
Southern African Large Telescope (SALT)
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, Twitter Bootstrap, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery, jQuery File Upload

Features

  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows the management of parts, files, manufacturers snf users of the system.
  • Responsive Twitter Boostrap

    The COTS Database Tool is responsive, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers.
  • jQuery File Upload

    Administrators can upload one or more data files per part using an upload tool built with jQuery File Upload.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for administrators.

Canon Features Retailer development

Skipjack extended the original Canonfeatures.ca website to allow Canadian retailers Costco and Henrys to display a subset of the product catalogue based on the products they stock, in essence creating an individual site for each retailer. The product pages include links to the retailer's online store, thus pushing potential customers into their online stores.

The website product catalogue is controlled by a state of the art CMS, allowing retailers to toggle their products and product categories; their website then dynamically transforms based on their selection. The Retailer development was an addition to the original site developed by Skipjack.

www.canonfeatures.ca

Brand
Canon
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Individual Site per Retailer

    The website is designed to allow each retailer to have their own individual site by displaying their subset of the product catalogue selected in the CMS.
  • Database Driven Product Catalogue

    All product and category information resides in a MySQL database, the structure of which assigns products to one or more features within categories.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by incorporating semantic HTML and using search engine friendly URLs.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • English and French Content

    The site content is available in English and French, and includes a language switcher to flip between the two languages.
  • Dynamic Flash Navigation

    The site features a database-driven Flash navigation system that zooms in and out of each category on mouse over.

Lobster Ink hospitality education system

Lobster Ink is an online hospitality education system that trains staff and management across 40 countries and 80 nationalities around the world. Course material includes Bar, Wine, Spirits, Service, Housekeeping, Guiding and International Standards. The education platform is simple yet powerful, and contains detailed high-definition video lessons and online assessment tools.

The Lobster Ink system allows any number of establishments (and their students) to sign up for specific courses. The platform comprises student and manager portals. The student portal allows students to view content, write and review assessments, and monitors their results and progress through the curriculum assigned to them. The manager portal focuses on providing the information on how their students are performing and reporting, which students are excelling and in which areas students are having problems. The platform is managed via a backend allowing Lobster Ink administrators to manage groups, establishments, students, documents, and course material (courses, levels, subjects, questions).

Skipjack also developed The World Masterclass of Whisky for the Let's Sell Lobster Group, a similar education system where members can learn about Whisky and write assessments defined by a course structure.

www.lobsterink.com

Brand
Lobster Ink
Client
Let’s Sell Lobster
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Student Portal

    Students log into a portal to write and review online assessments, edit profiles, access documents and manuals, view the blog and watch video lessons.
  • Student Dashboard

    The student portal contains a dashboard which displays latest assessment results, medals earned, and results for all courses, levels and subjects.
  • Manager Portal and Reporting

    Managers monitor student progress via the manager portal, which contains data on activity, progress and achievements, and allows exporting of reports.
  • High-definition Video Lessons

    Students view high-definition video lessons before writing assessments. Videos are integrated using Flowplayer and hosted on Amazon S3 and CloudFront.
  • Internal Messaging System

    Lobster Ink contains an internal messaging system, allowing administrators to communicate directly with establishments, managers and students.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An intelligent, custom-built CMS allows Lobster Ink administrators to manage students, managers, establishments and all course material.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Sticky Questions

Ever wondered what to use to stick plastic to ceramic, or glass to leather? Sticky Questions will tell you just that! Sticky Questions is a simple, responsive, well-designed online tool that recommends Alcolin and Bostik bonding products for sticking things together. The site is designed responsively, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers. Try it out in our Responsive Design Tester. An advanced CMS allows the client to manage substrates, products, and associating products to substrate combinations.

This mini site is an example of what can be achieved with simple, no-fuss search engine optimization techniques like friendly URLs, relevant page names and descriptions, and exposing relational database information to search engines. Perform a Google search for "stick wood to glass" and note that Sticky Questions is the top search result, if not in the top five.

Skipjack also developed the Alcolin and Bostik websites that fall under the Permoseal group.

www.stickyquestions.co.za

Brand
Sticky Questions
Client
Permoseal
Tags
HTML5, CSS5, Twitter Bootstrap, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery, Ajax

Features

  • Responsive Design

    The site is responsive, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all possible sticking options and products.
  • Advanced custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows Permoseal to easily manage products, substrates and associations.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Ajax Search

    JavaScript and Ajax technologies are used for the drop down search tool, avoiding page reloads and providing a seamless user experience.
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

    The site was developed using responsive Twitter Bootstrap and HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Ajax technologies.

Applebee’s Canada

www.applebeescanada.com is the official website of the Applebee’s Canada restaurant group, one of the largest casual dining chains in the world. The site features database-driven restaurant menus and information pages for all the Canadian franchises, a Where2GetIt location finder component, and forms for general enquiries, careers, and newsletter subscriptions. Skipjack developed a content management system to allow the client to manage restaurant information pages, newsletter subscriptions and form submissions.

The website is constantly changed as Applebee’s campaigns are run throughout the year. Recently Skipjack developed scripts to import the franchise menus from a XML file which is updated quarterly. We also integrated a gift card service provided by Transaction Wireless - The Wireless Gift card.

www.applebeescanada.com

Brand
Applebee’s Canada
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Advanced custom-built CMS

    A custom-built CMS allows the management of restaurants, newsletter subscriptions, and franchise request, contact us and job application forms.
  • Restaurant and Menu Databases

    Users can drill down into a restaurant for more information, and view a fully categorised menu with images and prices.
  • Where2GetIt location finder

    The site contains an integrated Where2GetIt location finder, allowing users to search for franchises to obtain address details and directions.
  • Online Forms

    The site contains online forms for general inquiries, job applications, and franchise requests. All information is stored in a database and accessible from the CMS.
  • Integrated Gift Card

    An integrated gift card purchasing option provided by Transaction Wireless allows users to purchase and sent gift cards, as well as performing balance checks.
  • Newsletter Subscriptions

    Users can subscribe to a newsletter by submitting an online form. The CMS allows the client to export the newsletter subscriber data.

The World Masterclass of Whisky

The World Masterclass of Whisky is the world's finest and most comprehensive whisky course - with detailed lessons, high-definition videos of over 50 of the world's leading distilleries, over 100 tasting note videos and cutting edge online assessments. Members view videos that have been structured into a course of 5 levels, then write assessments on the specific level and subject to progress through the curriculum. The system contains video and assessment dashboards, allowing the user to keep track of what videos they have watched and what assessments they have completed, along with their results.

The World Masterclass is based on the Lobster Ink online assessment framework developed by Skipjack.

www.theworldmasterclass.com

Brand
The World Masterclass of Whisky
Client
Let’s Sell Lobster
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Online Learning

    Members log into the Masterclass to view video lessons and tasting notes, and to write and review online assessments.
  • Video and Assessment Dashboards

    Video and assessment dashboards allow members to keep track of viewed videos and completed assessments along with their results.
  • High-definition Video Lessons

    Students view high-definition video lessons before writing assessments. Videos are integrated using Flowplayer and hosted on Amazon S3 and CloudFront.
  • Commenting System

    Users engage with Masterclass administrators and one another by writing their own comments to each video they have watched.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An intelligent, custom-built CMS allows Masterclass administrators to manage members, videos and all course material.

Alcolin

The Alcolin website showcases the DIY and Industrial product ranges of Alcolin. The site features a categorised product catalogue with 3-tier navigation and search functionality, a news section, and a series of about us and contacts us pages. Alcolin.com was later converted into a responsive website, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers. Try it out in our Responsive Design Tester. An advanced CMS allows the client to manage product categories, products, news items and block content across the site.

Skipjack also developed the Sticky Questions and Bostik websites that fall under the Permoseal group. The Alcolin website contains an integrated Sticky Questions form, allowing users to search for bonding solutions immediately.

www.alcolin.com

Brand
Alcolin
Client
Permoseal
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Responsive Design

    The site is responsive, providing an optimal usability and viewing experience across smart phones, tablets and desktop browsers.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows Permoseal to manage website content, including 3-tier product catalogues for DIY and Industrial products.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all categories and products.
  • Integrated Sticky Questions

    The Sticky Questions search form has been integrated from the Sticky Questions website using Ajax, allowing users to search for bonding solutions immediately.
  • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery

    The site was developed using responsive Twitter Bootstrap and HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Ajax technologies.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Whisky Live Festival

Skipjack collaborated with BrandsRock and Wireframe Studio to develop the Whisky Live Festival website, which provides visitors with information about the festival and whisky in general. The site includes an age screener, a Whisky Lover’s club member's area, a calendar of events and a whisky finder module allowing users to search an extensive whisky database. An advanced custom-build CMS allows the client to manage all content, news, events, polls, competitions, brands and whiskies. The CMS further allows brands to manage their own company content and whisky information.

www.whiskylivefestival.co.za

Brand
Whisky Live Festival
Client
Primedia
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Whisky Finder

    Users can search an extensive whisky database by using the Whisky Finder tool. Users can search by brands, countries, ages, lead flavours and occasions.
  • Subscriber Management

    Users are able to subscribe or unsubscribe to the Whisky Live Festival newsletter. The backend allows the management and exporting of the subscriber data.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    A custom-built CMS allows Whisky Live Festival administrators and brand managers to manage content of the website, including whisky details.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Whisky Lovers' Club Membership

    Users can sign up to become Whisky Lovers' Club members, which give users access to additional whisky content, video and image galleries.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all whisky content.

Facebook Contest Platform

Skipjack, in collaboration with The BrainStormGroup , developed a Facebook contest application platform which can be easily integrated into any client's Facebook page. The concept is that a user must first “Like” the client's page before they can enter the competition. The competition forms include validation, to ensure users enter required fields correctly. The competition entries are stored in a MySQL database and entry information is accessible via a backend administration console, which contains analytics dashboards and functionality to randomly select the competition winners. The contest platform integrates into the core Facebook experience, making use of the Graph API and Platform Dialogs.

 

Brand
Facebook Contest Platform
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Facebook App Integration

    The contest platform integrates into the core Facebook experience, making use of the Graph API and Platform Dialogs.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    The CMS allows administrators to manage contests, view and export contest entries, and to randomly select contest winners.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Interchange

Interchange has provided foreign exchange and money transfer services to world travellers and migrants for over 20 years. The website provides currency conversion tools, forms to order foreign currency, and information of all branches, categorized into countries and locations. The multi-lingual site is available in 8 languages. Automated scripts that are run periodically obtain exchange rate data from XE.com, the world's favourite currency site. An advanced CMS allows the client to manage foreign currency orders, countries, locations and branches.

www.interchange.eu

Client
Interchange
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery, Ajax

Features

  • Multi-lingual Site

    Interchange.eu is a multi-lingual site available in 8 languages, including Hungarian, Czech, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Polish.
  • Live Currency Conversion

    The site contains multi-lingual, Ajax-based currency conversion forms, which obtain live exchange rate data from XE.com on a daily basis.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows the client to manage foreign currency orders, countries, locations and branch information.
  • Currency Order Forms

    The site contains currency forms across 8 countries and languages that allow users to order currency online by speficying a currency, an amount and pickup details.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML and search engine friendly URLs across countries and languages.

Bostik

Skipjack, in conjunction with Urbian, are proud to present the Bostik website, which showcases Bostik products and displays crafts that can be made from Bostik products. The site features a website theme selector, dynamic promotional elements, dynamic pages, a product and craft search, and a product and craft catalogue. An advanced CMS allows the client to manage all content on the website. High performance technologies and best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors. The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all categories and products.

Skipjack also developed the Sticky Questions and Alcolin websites that fall under the Permoseal group.

www.bostik.co.za

Brand
Bostik
Client
Permoseal
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    A custom-built content management system allows Permoseal to manage website content, including 3-tier product catalogues for products and crafts.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all categories and products.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • Product and Craft Search Facilities

    The site contains search facilities for products and crafts allowing users to quickly find the information they are looking for.
  • Dynamic News Section

    A content managed news section allows the client to keep their site up to date by displaying the latest news and information.
  • Theme Selector

    A theme selector allows the management of the site background image, thereby changing the theme to Easter, Christmas or Back to school.

Go Ontario! Bar

Go Ontario! Bar is a mini site promoting granola health bars created by Taste of Nature in Ontario, Canada. The site contains information about the product, its story, why you should buy local, and information about Taste of Nature.

www.goontariobar.ca

Brand
Taste of Nature
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Canon Features

Canonfeatures.ca is a website showcasing the features available across Canon photographic, video and printer products. Skipjack collaborated with The Brainstorm Group and Andries Odendaal, an independent Cape Town based new media guru and developer. The site is available in English and French, and features database-driven, interactive flash menus, which drill down into feature pages. Feature blocks have flash-based product strips indicating which products features apply to.

Since the website's launch, the content has been refreshed on a bi-annual basis, and additional modules have been developed like lead generation forms, Canon Features Retailer product catalogues, and high performance technologies have been implemented. Skipjack no longer work on this project as Canon has moved to another design agency for strategic reasons.

www.canonfeatures.ca

Brand
Canon
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, MySQL, jQuery, Flash

Features

  • Database Driven Product Catalogue

    All product and category information resides in a MySQL database, the structure of which assigns products to one or more features within categories.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML, search engine friendly URLs and exposing all categories and products.
  • Dynamic Flash Navigation

    The site features a database-driven Flash navigation system that zooms in and out of each category on mouse over.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.
  • English and French Content

    The site content is available in English and French, and includes a language switcher to flip between the two languages.
  • Dynamic Product Strips

    Feature content blocks contain database-driven product sliders, allowing users to drill down to product pages pages that contain images and product features.

International Budget Partnership Game

The International Budget Partnership (IBP) Game is an online, scenario based learning game designed by Formula-D for the International Budget Partnership, where players travel to the imaginary country of Polarus. The user takes on the role of an intern working for SeDeN, a budget advocacy organisation. The task is to investigate whether public resources are being used to fight poverty and improve the lives of poor and marginalised people. Users explore development problems, find out how government budgets affect developments and learn how to build successful strategies for change.

Skipjack developed an API using amfPHP and MySQL technologies, which allows new players to register and login, and keeps track of player accomplishments and scores as they progress through the game. A custom-built CMS allows administrators to manage users and generate reports.

www.openbudgetsgame.org

Brand
International Budget Partnership
Client
Formula-D
Tags
Flash/ActionScript, PHP5, amfPHP, MySQL

Features

  • amfPHP Game API

    An amfPHP API allows the new players to register and login, and keeps track of their accomplishments and scores as they progress through the game.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows administrators to manage users and generate reports.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for players.

Aperitivo Peroni

Skipjack collaborated with knnktr (previously known as R3) to develop the Aperitivo Peroni website. Aperitivo Peroni promotes the Aperitivo competition and contains information about Aperitivo, the events and dates, recipes and the chefs involved. The site contains an age screener and a registration form with validation that users can submit if they wish to be kept up to date.

www.aperitivoperoni.co.za

Brand
Peroni
Client
knnktr / R3
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

The Next 36

The Next 36 is Canada’s entrepreneurial leadership institute where an international faculty and Canadian business leaders lead an academic boot camp for entrepreneurs. Skipjack collaborated with The Brainstorm Group to develop next36.ca, which provides users with information about the program, who is involved, news, videos, testimonials and photo galleries. The core functionality of the website is to facilitate the program application process of candidates, which allows selected referrees to participate in the actual process. The site is managed by a backend allowing administrators to manage applications and site content.

www.thenext36.ca

Brand
The Next 36
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Online Application System

    Candidates can apply by completing online application forms, which include workflows to allow references to participate in the application process.
  • Advanced Custom-built CMS

    An advanced, custom-built content management system allows administrators to manage applications and content across the site.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

BrandsRock

Skipjack were instrumental in developing the first version of the BrandsRock website. Since it's launch it has been re-developed by another company for strategic reasons. The website showcases the portfolio of clients and work that BrandsRock engage in, as well as information about BrandsRock. The homepage contained an interactive jQuery-based mp3 player and integrated video components. Users can subscribe to the BrandsRock newsletter by completing a fully validated subscription form.

www.brandsrock.com

Client
BrandsRock
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

Features

  • Integrated Mp3 Player

    jPlayer is integrated into the home page to allow the playing of Mp3 audio files showcasing the music of BrandsRock clients.
  • Newsletter Subscriptions

    Users can subscribe to a newsletter by submitting an online form. The CMS allows the client to export the newsletter subscriber data.
  • High Performance Technologies

    Best practices for making web pages load as fast as possible are implemented, ensuring a speedy and seamless experience for website visitors.

Cowey’s Corner Bed & Breakfast

Cowey’s Corner is a beautifully restored spacious guest house situated in Durban’s popular suburb of Berea. The website provides information on rooms and rates, contains photo galleries, has an integrated Google map, and offers information on activities in and around Durban. A NightsBridge module has been integrated into the site that allows users to check room availability and perform real-time booking. The site contains integrated Google maps to show users directions, includes the Facebook Like social plugin, and is integrated with TripAdvisor.

www.coweyscorner.co.za

Client
Cowey’s Corner
Tags
XHTML 1.0, CSS 2.1, jQuery, PHP5, Smarty

Features

  • Real-time Booking

    Users can check room availability and perform real-time bookings via an integrated NightsBridge form.
  • Integrated Google Maps and Facebook

    The site contains integrated Google maps to show users directions and includes the Facebook Like social plugin.
  • Search Engine Optimization

    The site is optimized for search engines by using semantic HTML and search engine friendly URLs.

Hire Immigrants Roadmap syndication

The Hire Immigrants Roadmap syndication is an extension of the previously developed hireimmigrants.ca website and Flash Roadmap application. The aim was to increase the footprint of the Roadmap application by developing an HTML version that uses the same database content and that could be syndicated into any other site -  click here for an example. A module was developed to allow the syndicators to specify a font size and colour, as well as disabling images within the syndicated roadmap for accessibility.

www.hireimmigrants.ca/Roadmap/syndication/html

Brand
Triec / Hire Immigrants
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

@home Touch Screen Application

Skipjack developed backend functionality for the @home touch screen application developed by Wireframe Studio. The application show cases the electric appliances available in @home stores, allowing a user to search and compare products. The user can then email or SMS himself/herself the details about a selected product. A custom-built CMS allows adminsitrators to manage categories and products.

 

Brand
@home
Client
Wireframe Studio
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery, amfPHP, PHPmailer, Clickatell SMS gateway

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation

Skipjack, in collaboration with COMPRESS.dsl developed the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) website. The design and content of the site focus on providing the user with information about the IJR, news and events, publication, and programmes. The website is not driven by a content management system but is rather updated by a set of static Smarty template files. The site includes an integrated Google search factility and interactive maps.

www.ijr.org.za

Brand
Institute for Justice and Reconciliation
Client
CompressDSL
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

hireimmigrants.ca

hireimmigrants.ca in the online portal that provides Canadian businesses with the tools and resources needed to better recruit, retain and promote skilled immigrants. The website assists decision makers and business leaders who drive Canada's economy - to source, select, develop and welcome skilled immigrants as creative contributors to their workforce. Features of the website include: a talent pool and success story database, RSS feed, and an online registration. Skipjack assisted in integrating a new look and feel into the existing website and content management system. A second phase development is underway to build a French version of the portal.

www.hireimmigrants.ca

Brand
hireimmigrants.ca
Client
The BrainStorm Group
Tags
XHTML, CSS2, PHP5, Smarty, MySQL, jQuery

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