Full branding and bespoke website design, powered by the Wagtail (Django) open source content management system. Extremely fast with watertight performance optimisation, out-ranking much bigger competitors in the region.
Young Celebrations original website was created by Hamish in 2016 and was due for an upgrade - WordPress had since introduced a new editor, and some editing functions needed to be modernised. A new site was created, using the original site as a starting point, focusing on speed and ease of use for visitors.
Website wireframe and graphic design by Hamish, deployed to hosted CMS platform with global CDN and single click content editing.
Cable Station Stanley had an old WordPress website, created using a commercially purchased theme. Over the years features stopped working, and not being used as the theme developer intended. Hamish re-built the site in WordPress, removing a lot of deadweight and using modern design standards.
ABDA had worked with Hamish on another project through a committee member, who then requested assistance on the ABDA awards website. Hamish worked on fixing a number of issues that were "unfixable" according to previous developers, then moved on to making sure their annual awards platform functioned correctly.
Barker's Carpet Cleaning was a very outdated website, containing a lot of unnecessary bloat and heavy UI/JS libraries. Hamish worked with the client to pull the required features out of the old site, and move them to into a WordPress installation.
Coastal Auto Transport & Towing had a dated static website, and wanted control over editing content without needing a developer to edit code. Hamish converted their existing site into a hosted CMS platform, and made vast improvements to design and layout.
Dieselheat run a busy WooCommerce-powered online store, and needed an experienced developer to customise front and back-end functionality. Hamish manages the site security and maintenance, alongside coding in requested changes.
Property Wise Launceston needed to replace an expensive subscription to a property listing website, which was also restricted in customisation options. Hamish used a low-cost WordPress plugin to provide a portal that was tailored to their requirements.
The Newsboys Foundation were initially a hosting client, with Hamish looking after their server and required maintenance. This progressed into a full circle arrangement, and now all WordPress improvements are handled by Hamish.
McLean McKenzie & Topfer had a very dated static website. They approached Hamish to migrate their content into a platform where they could make changes without needing to modify the codebase. Hamish delivered a WordPress website, with easy to edit content, and several visual improvements.
Jayben needed a new website with an easy-to-use editor and the ability to highlight products from different arms of the parent company. Built using a hosted CMS platform, with the option to export static frontend code to integrate into a standalone CMS at a later date.
Freshgrass provided their own designs, which Hamish coded into a content management system. Eventually requirements changed, and Hamish moved the site to free hosting with GitHub Pages as frequent edits were not required.
Fred and Hannah purchased a commercial WordPress theme and were not having much luck with getting their website up and running. Hamish implemented the required changes, and completed setup whilst adding social sharing and new navigation layout.
Cocoon Paediatrics had an email and website hosting configuration that needed expert attention. Hamish migrated their website to a new platform with click-to-edit functionality, and setup Google Workspace for enterprise email and file hosting.
City Skin Clinic approached Hamish with a website built in Wix. It was re-built from the ground up in WordPress, followed by an SEO campaign and lighthouse benchmarking optimisation. Hamish provided the designs and coded those mockups into a working site.
Teddy's Little Treasures initially requested a standard website consisting of multiple pages, before deciding to scale it back to a single page. Hamish accommodated the change in approach and delivered a website on-brand with a good conversion rate for new enquiries.
SARRAH had an existing membership and donation application, powered by Drupal and CiviCRM. Hamish migrated the database into a new CMS, and provided new designs showcasing the organisation and their members-only content.
Graphic design and layouts provided by Hamish, Wagtail (Django) powered website aggregating tour information from several API sources like Wotif and Rezdy.
The Seaworthy Services website is powered by WordPress, with a focus on appealing marine visuals supplied by the client. Colour palette is matched to the branding, with highly noticeable call to actions in prominent positions.
This build was a part of the government "Small Business Digital Champions Project" selected to receive a digital transformation. Hamish integrated a Shopify store with piece of bespoke software giving customers the ability to create their own signage.
Mighty Car Mods have a forum powered by vBulletin. Hamish completed various security and performance tasks to fix known issues and patch exploits, leaving a clean and healthy server.
Technically a very complex application, where Hamish created a Flask-powered API to aggregate data from multiple sources like Wotif and Rezdy. The single codebase ran 20 domains, each site displaying information relevant to the specific visitor.
TRACT required a bespoke application created to integrate with hosting platform APIs, and implementation of a commercial billing solution using Stripe to automatically process payments.
Auckland Sports Podiatry is a WordPress powered website, utilising a commercial theme to reduce costs with Hamish implementing several customisations such as a dynamic location map.
Hamish was tasked with creating several mockups and possible homepage variations, whilst the designs were not coded into a working website they provided the pathway to the next iteration of the GET website.