NextGen Gallery for WordPress – Random order Jquery slideshow

January 20, 2011

I’ve used NextGen gallery for WordPress quite a bit and it’s a nice plugin. BUT… I’ve always wanted to be able to do ‘easy embed’ multiple jquery slideshows that show images in a RANDOM order. (This IS possible using the Flash slideshow component but I don’t always want/need to use Flash for this).

Forget Me Not Book

November 25, 2010

This was an unusual branding project – to develop a logo, brand and website style for a site which allows people (or their relations or carers) to store memories about their life; particularly aimed at those with memory loss issues such as dementia sufferers. We presented a number of logo concepts and through the usual …more

Isometric Flash animation

October 18, 2010

We created an animated Flash illustration to explain the products and services provided by System 2000 Group. This has been built into their homepage and also provide navigation to the sub-sections of their website. The illustration began life as an isometric pencil sketch which was scanned and traced in Adobe Illustrator. The layer elements were …more

Wherever the Need Charity website

August 26, 2010

Wherever the Need are a Bath-based charity that work in India and Africa providing water, sanitation and building livelihoods to help alleviate poverty. Following the completion of two successful campaign websites for them we were asked to redesign and redevelop their main website. The site is built on WordPress and is our most complex WordPress …more

Extending WordPress – adding more content blocks

July 1, 2010

WordPress has a lot of advantages as a CMS for simple websites. The admin system is pretty good for non-techies to control their site content (adding posts, pages, uploading images are all pretty streamlined processes). However, one of the areas where it falls down is managing secondary page content. It’s great if you’ve just got …more

3 million Apple iPads sold in 80 days

June 23, 2010

Since Apple launched the iPad on 3 April it has sold over 3 million of them, significantly beating the original iPhone sales for the same period. What does this mean for web design? Whilst still a small drop in the ocean in terms of web access, the lack of Flash support on both the iPad …more

2thebay.co.uk Holiday Apartment

February 12, 2010

If you want to ride the famous “Sea Tractor” this is the place to go… Bigbury-on-Sea! We designed and built this straight-forward site for a Devon Holiday Apartment. The aim was to keep the design very simple and uncluttered; to really place the focus on the photography. We also used JQuery to allow the images …more

Telly Traffic

January 29, 2010

We designed and produced this Flash-based website for a London TV admin services company. We also designed their brochure and stationery. Although the site is Flash-based it still functions on mobile devices such as the iPhone (and new iPad) by reverting to standard HTML format. This is also an important consideration for search engine marketing …more

An idea for Tweetdeck

January 15, 2010

I love Tweetdeck but never seem to have enough columns, so i started thinking about how it would be useful to be able to define key search terms and access them really easily (without having to scroll every-which-way or juggle columns). This is a quick first mockup for this suggested feature. If you’re a Tweetdeck …more

New UK plug design

December 16, 2009

The familiar 3-pin UK plug was designed in the 1940s but it’s the bulkiest in the world. An RCA design student has reinvented it… http://www.iconeye.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3864:rca-student-radically-improves-the-uk-plug (I still think we should be looking at integrated DC circuits in houses – do away with all these bulky hot transformers which so many appliances use now…)

Boom! A new creative resource in Bath

December 3, 2009

Creative Boom Bath is a blog and online community aimed at the creative industries in and around Bath. It is run by Creative Boom magazine in partnership with Highlight PR in Bath, a specialist PR agency for creative firms. tallhatDesign is featured (Dec 1st 2009) • www.creativeboom.co.uk/bath And don’t forget www.creativebath.org for more creative industry news …more

Website launch for The Globe Inn

November 25, 2009

The Globe Inn at Frampton Cotterell near Bristol wanted a website that would be easy for them to update. We designed and built the site using WordPress as the CMS. We also took the photographs and build the Frome Valley Walkway Google map to help promote the pub. • www.theglobeframptoncotterell.co.uk

Wherever the Need

November 9, 2009

“Wherever the Need” are a Bath-based charity who provide water facilities and long-term sanitation to specific parts of Africa and India. As part of their PR and awareness activity we helped plan and build 2 campaign websites this year; Doorway to Dignity and Dinners for Dignity, which encourage people to get involved in fundraising and …more

We’re on puzzles.com again

November 4, 2009

Puzzles.com is now featuring two of our puzzles in it’s “expert” section. I guess that means they’re difficult… Jigscale is a mix of tetris and a jigsaw, with the added twist that you can scale the pieces. • www.puzzles.com/PuzzleLinks/Expert.htm Fourbyfour is a simple grid of squares in two colours, and the aim is to get …more

Two tallhatDesign logos now awarded

September 2, 2009

Logo of the day at the ‘Logo from Dreams’ Awards website. Our Seed to Plate logo was featured 1 September 2009 and our Widjiti Wines logo last year. See both here: http://www.logofromdreams.com/?s=tallhat.

E-commerce design featured on ‘Shopify Theme Gallery’

June 16, 2009

http://shopifythemegallery.com has featured our Shopify design for Bibico Fairtrade Fashion. “Bibico is a UK-based women’s Fairtrade fashion shop. A clean bespoke Shopify theme designed by tallhat.com and developed in partnership with iamkeir.com” http://shopifythemegallery.com/2009/08/bibico