"I love my work."
I get to meet interesting people, discuss their ideas and plans, and then help them figure out how to bring them to life. Each project is different, giving me a fresh set of challenges to meet and avenues to explore.
I have some great people that I work with, each bringing different skills, experience and perspectives, but all sharing a desire to make things that we are proud off.
Together, we can build almost anything, including interactive web content, websites, web and mobile applications, cloud based business systems, even a live TV show voting engine (once!).
"The work can be hard, but it's always interesting".
Mike Strange - Director
I work alongside businesses to develop an approach to get their business from the idea stage to a functioning digital product. Sometimes this involves simply building the product, in other cases it can be a whole journey, creating a strategy and timeline, and finding a clear path to the business goal.
In recent years the web has exploded with a vast number of tools and capabilities becoming available to enable even small business to compete on a massive scale and to create applications in a fraction of the time and budgets previously possible.
Ultimately, this means that even on smaller budgets, the possibilities are huge. It's a very exciting time to be involved!
Here are just a few examples of recent projects.
Recruitment platform product developmentMore
Juggle Jobs is a market network connecting businesses with high-quality female professionals on a flexible basis.
This on-going project initially consists of a website, a recruitment application and separate applications for employers and candidates.
By splitting the platform into a number of discreet connected applications we've been able really focus on the specfic needs of each user, providing only features and tools that are genuinely useful to them.
It also means that we can build a system that is inherently flexible, very robust and scalable so that Juggle can adapt and take advantage of new techniques and technology very easily.
You can find out more about Juggle on their website.
Interactive career framework explorerMore
For this project, I worked alongside the good people at Binary Vision to help bring this complex project to life.
This involved consulting during the initial project and user experience design stages and then taking those finalised designs and storyboards forward into a fully working product.
The brief and the design meant that we were pushing the limits of the technology so this involved a great deal of testing and working around browser and device power issues.
The response to the project has been very positive and we are now working on the next iteration.
A really interesting project all round! If you want to have a look, you can find it on the MRC's website.
An application for mining and interacting with the clients data.More
The brief for this project was to design and build a web based tool to enable users to mine Seabury's vast databases to search for sales leads and other information.
It needed to be simple to use and elegant whilst retaining some powerful features to make the tool genuinely useful. The user can query the data adjusting a wide array of parameters in a clean, understandable and graphical way, and then compare and shortlist the results.
A bespoke responsive front end built using the clients chosen CMS.Visit Site
A fully bespoke responsive website.More
This project involved creating a bespoke website from the ground up and included migrating the many years-worth of content from the old site.
Navigation was a key issue, as the company offer several hundred different courses. A custom built instant search was created to allow fast access to the courses - each reached within a couple of key strokes from anywhere on the site. In addition a system of tags were created as 'master' categories and then applied not only to the courses, but to blog posts, resources and general categories, allowing the user to accurately filter areas of specific interest throughout the entire site.
A scalable, cloud-deployed employment platform.More
The Providajob platform enables employers to post jobs and company profiles onto the site, and candidates to apply for posts, complete with detailed CVs and portfolios to support their application.
The interface was designed to be vibrant and fluid - making the process of creating a profile, posting or applying for a job as simple, quick and elegant as possible.
The whole platform is hosted on cloud infrastructure to enable the site to scale very rapidly, enabling them to provide a robust service, even with thousands of users on the site.
If you have a project in mind,
please do get in touch.
I'd be happy to talk it through with you, discuss options and ideas and figure out if it's something me and my team will be able to help you with.
or call Mike on:
Director: Mike Strange
Company Number: 06557837
Registered Address: 11 Oatfield Drive, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3NG