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Web design and development
From time to time we utilise our in-house marketing knowledge, web skills, design skills and development skills to deliver websites for other companies, even if 3D technology is not required. Our graphics and gaming experience puts us in a unique position as a company equally strong in technical development and artistic and marketing creativity. We can offer web marketing and corporate identity advice, and we can design and develop websites, including corporate, product, e-commerce, and WAP sites.
 
Our web portfolio, listed with most recent projects first, includes:
 
  
2006: www.awebapart.com
Since December 2005, and for the majority of 2006, we have been developing a website sitebuilder service and piloting this service with a number of clients. At the end of February 2007 we will be launching a new sitebuilder, web design, content management system, and hosting service called awebapart.com. We already have a number of customers using the service, including accountants in Northampton, a Tae Kwon Do school with clubs in Northampton and Leicester, a BMW dealership's group website, a watercolour landscape artist's site, a a pictorial history website
 

 
  
2005: www.wollastonusemini.co.uk
Website for Northampton's main BMW and MINI dealer Wollaston Motors. The dealership required a completely new and separate website to promote their used MINI car range. We designed and developed the website, which included developing an import program which takes the information and photos from the company's main system via an XML feed on a nightly basis. The site was designed to adhere to MINI branding concepts, and provide easy access to the car details and photographs for both visitors and search engines. The site was submitted to search engines on 23rd Dec 2005, so when the search engines get around to indexing the site, the site has been designed to feature prominently in relevant searches. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTTP and Javascript.
 

 
  
2005: www.kleemann.co.uk
Website for a national distributor of crushing, screening, washing and recycling equipment for the quarrying industry.
 

 
  
2005: www.elsbyandco.co.uk
Website for local firm of chartered accountants. The website includes a content management system, which allows the client to update the site themselves. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL and Javascript.

 
  
2005: www.homeandgardenwebsite.co.uk
Online business directory website for UK publisher who specialises in business specific directories, publishing them in both magazine and online formats. The site is designed to feature prominently in searches when submitted to search engines. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTTP and Javascript.

 
  
2005: www.musicfilmphotography.co.uk
Online business directory website for UK publisher who specialises in business specific directories, publishing them in both magazine and online formats. The site is designed to feature prominently in searches when submitted to search engines. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTTP and Javascript.

 
  
2005: www.hertsbusinessesdirectory.co.uk
Online business directory website for UK publisher providing a businesses directory for Hertfordshire, publishing in both magazine and online formats. The site is designed to feature prominently in searches when submitted to search engines. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTTP and Javascript.

 
  
2005: www.wollastonusedbmw.co.uk
Website for Northampton's main BMW dealer Wollaston Motors (located in Bedford Road, Northampton). The dealership required a completely new and separate website to promote their used BMW car range, a range of between 80 to 100 premium cars at any one time. We designed and developed the website, which included developing an import program which takes the information and photos from the company's main system via an XML feed on a nightly basis. The site was designed to look corporate and professional, and provide easy access to the car details and photographs for both visitors and search engines. The site was submitted to search engines on 17th August 2005, so when the search engines get around to indexing the site, the site has been designed to feature prominently in relevant searches. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, XML, HTTP and Javascript.

 
  
2005: www.perkz.com (phase 3)
We are currently working on phase 3 of the Perkz website to include full text searching, and an intelligent reminder and recommendation service. Perkz provides special employee e-retailer offers to companies who join the scheme. Perkz clients include Siemens, British Gas, Egg, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., United Utilities, Cable and Wireless, and a variety of Police forces, councils, and colleges.

 
  
2005: Digital Rights Management website
Digital Rights Management (DRM) licensing technological platform and website for a UK and global media and entertainment client. DRM encompasses the packaging, distribution, management and copy protection of digital content such as digital music files, digital video files, etc. A DRM licensing website is not visited by a user with a standard web browser, it is visited by Windows Media Player with its built in web browser whenever the player is about to play DRM protected content which it needs to acquire a license for. As such the interface on this website is minimal and the tip of the iceberg, most of the work is done behind the scenes, analysing the DRM license request, talking to the application server via XML and ensuring that the user can be granted a license for this content, and delivering the electronic license. This project utilises Microsoft Windows Media Digital Rights Management, Microsoft Windows Media Rights Manager, ASP, IIS, VB, COM, XML and the MS Windows Server 2003 platform.

 
  
2004/2005: Architect website
Website for a London-based Architect and Interior Design company. This site will have a more designer look and feel, and since bandwidth efficient is not a high priority, it will utilise advanced animation techniques, more layout graphics, and 2D and 3D visualisations. An architect's drawing on paper is used as the common metaphor across the site, and the site will also use the idea of drawings and designs turning into the finished product.

 
  
2004: www.perkz.com (phase 2)
Phase 2 of the Perkz website involved extending the customisation and content management to allow Perkz clients to also manage their own content, and to set up discussion forums. Perkz clients include Siemens, British Gas, Egg, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd., United Utilities, Cable and Wireless, and a variety of Police forces, councils, and colleges. As with phase 1, the site is designed for low bandwidth and high usage, so the graphics and layout are kept simple and neutral, allowing the offer graphics to take centre stage.

 
  
2004: www.wbikes.com
Website for Northampton's main BMW dealer Wollaston Motors (located in Bedford Road, Northampton). The dealership required a completely new and separate website for its BMW Motorbikes section, and wanted the ability to update content and provide a members-only section. We designed and developed the website, content management system and discussion forum, and created the website brand identity, domain name and logo. The site was designed to be elegant but not too graphics heavy, allowing the main graphics elements to be the pictures of the bikes, which are the stars of the site. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL and Javascript.

 
  
2003: www.perkz.com (phase 1)
Perkz Ltd, is a Northants startup web company providing special employee e-retailer offers to companies who join the scheme. The offers are dynamic, and customisable on a company basis, and all content is managed by Perkz non-technical staff via the content management system we developed, including the uploading of images. With Perkz, we designed and developed the website and advised on corporate brand identity, including company name, domain name, and logo. Web technologies include HTML, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, Flash, and Adobe PDF.

 
  
2003: www.awjg.com WAP site
Product WAP site for our Java mobile phone games (awjg = Abstract Worlds Java Games) and our first product StrangeMaze 3D. This is a 10 page WAP site enabling us to provide a downloadable trial version of the game, which can be downloaded directly to the user's phone. The WAP site detects which phone the user is browsing with, and supplies the appropriate web pages and downloads related to that phone.

 
  
2003: www.closeapproach.com (phase 2)
Redesigned product website for our first PC game product Close Approach. This is a 20 page product website adopting the same style as our corporate website for consistency. The site is neutral and graphics light on the layout, allowing the main graphics of the game to be the stars of the site. Game graphics include original artwork, screenshots, downloadable wallpapers, animated screen shots, and a downloadable demo. The site uses our PHP content management system and integrates with our e-commerce provider RegNow (Digital River) to allow people to buy the game online.

 
  
2002: www.strangemaze.com
Product website for our first Java mobile phone game StrangeMaze 3D. This is a 20 page product website adopting the same style as our corporate website for consistency. The site is neutral and graphics light on the layout, allowing the main graphics of the game to be the stars of the site. Game graphics include original artwork, screenshots, animated screen shots, downloadable desktop wallpapers, and photos and videos of the game running on various phones. The site uses our PHP content management system and integrates with our e-commerce provider RegNow (Digital River) to allow people to buy the game online.

 
  
2002: www.abstractworlds.com (phase 2)
Our website was redesigned to reflect that we weren't a one product company anymore (Java phone games as well as PC games) and to provide more information than the original single home page, including latest news.  This website was still designed for minimalism, simplicity, search engine friendliness, fast page loading and to run on as many browsers as possible.  A neutral white design was used to allow the same design to be carried forward with all future product mini-websites.  As before, graphics were kept to a minimum for fast page loading, for heavy usage, and to minimise web page bandwidth to allow more bandwidth to be used for people downloading the game.  To optimise quality and maintainability, we developed a content management system in PHP.

 
  
2001: ContentMan web product
ContentMan is a web-based content management system from Eurosoft Systems Ltd (ESL). We worked with ESL to design and build the underlying content management, database, and middleware technology as well as merging the technology with the web designs provided by ESL. This involved HTML, CSS, ActiveX, Internet Explorer, Javascript, ASP, VB, and MS SQLServer.

 
  
2001: VRTicket web product
VRTicket is an on-line seat booking website system from Eurosoft Systems Ltd (ESL). We worked with ESL to incorporate our high-end 3D engine technology into the website. The virtual reality view gives customers an idea of the different views of the stage available from different seats in the theatre. This work involved using our 3D engine, ActiveX controls within web pages, Javascript, and HTML.

 
  
2001: www.personneltoday.com
Online version of Reed Business Information's UK trade magazine for HR professionals, called Personnel Today. As with most large Reed magazine websites at the time, web work was carried out by a large team of internal and external designers and developers. Abstract World's staff worked on the news, events, directory, and search parts of the site, making the new web designs, which were created by the graphics teams, dynamic and data driven and integrated with Reed's in-house content management system. This work involved web programming with technologies like HTML, CSS, ASP, Javascript, IIS, MS SQLServer, VB, ActiveX and Word.

 
  
2000: www.doctorupdate.net
Online version of Reed Business Information's UK profession magazine Doctor Update. As with most large Reed magazine websites at the time, web work was carried out by a large team of internal and external designers and developers. Abstract World's staff worked on an on-line exam an on-line exam section, whereby registered users could take exams via their web browser. This work involved web programming with technologies like HTML, CSS, ASP, Javascript, IIS, VB, ActiveX, and MS SQLServer.

 
  
2000: www.caterer-online.com
Online version of Reed Business Information's UK trade magazine Caterer and Hotelkeeper. As with most large Reed magazine websites at the time, web work was carried out by a large team of internal and external designers and developers. Abstract World's staff worked on the news, events, directory, search and archive parts of the site, making the new web designs, which were created by the graphics teams, dynamic and data driven and integrated with Reed's in-house content management system. This work involved web programming with technologies like HTML, ASP, Javascript, IIS, VB, ActiveX, MS SQLServer and Word.

 
  
1999: Portfolio risk management intranet system
Working with a small team in NatWest's investment bank Greenwich Natwest, we designed and developed an intranet web-based portfolio risk management system to manage a structured finance portfolio of 4 Billion. Apart from providing a variety of reports from daily data feeds, the system also supported web-based data input to allow managers to create and save what-if models in the database and run projected income forecast reports against the models. The database was designed to support data that varied over time, and multiple versions of data. This work involved web and database design and programming with technologies like HTML, ASP, Javascript, IIS, VB, ActiveX and MS SQLServer.

 
  
1999: www.closeapproach.com (phase 1)
20 page static website for our company's first product Close Approach, our 3D first persons asteroids shooter game for the PC. A black starry space background was used to reflect the space-based nature of the game. We integrated the site with our e-commerce provider NetBanx, in order for people to buy the game on-line. Graphics were kept to a minimum for fast page loading, for heavy usage, and to minimise web page bandwidth to allow more bandwidth to be used for people downloading the game. Site had a news page about the game, as well as an external news feed about asteroid articles in the news.

 
  
1998: web-based middleware platform
Working with an analyst at business information company Dun & Bradstreet, we were responsible for designing and developing a web-based gateway middleware architecture that would allow D&B to standardise on XML as their information query language. The architecture enabled disparate systems to be integrated into the new architecture by using VBScript or JavaScript to translate message formats between XML and native systems. This work used technologies like VB, XML, COM, VBScript, JavaScript, ASP, MS SQLServer, ADO, HTTP and Sockets.

 
  
1998: www.abstractworlds.com (phase 1)
The original company website was a very basic single page providing the most important information for readers and search engines. Graphics were kept to a minimum for fast page loading. This minimalism was also reflected in the Abstract Worlds Logo, which with its straight lines and no curves, provides the most optimum approximation (abstraction) of the words 'Abstract Worlds' in terms of number of straight lines, and minimum polygons in a 3D representation (3D PCs), and minimum pixels in the smallest pixel screen displays (mobile phones). This kind of page nowadays is better served using a sitebuilder, e.g. web design Wellingborough or web design Northampton
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