What a seriously good year. So many great projects and fantastic new teams to work with.
Weâ€™ve been busy, busy, busy designing and developing Open Source CMSâ€™s with Drupal and WordPress being favourites alongside .NET development on Umbraco, and a very exciting project using the Enterprise CMS EpiServerâ€¦ and of course all of the projects have been wrapped up in our in-demand web usability, consultancy and legendary design!
business.wales.gov.uk â€“ a custom Drupal web design and build
An agile, rapid web usability phase that ran in parallel with our designers who were developing a website re-brand, meant we were ready to start the custom bilingual Drupal website build in record time. Working with the fantastic Business Wales web team meant the long days (and nights), working to super tight deadlines, was truly appreciated!
www.visitleevalley.org.uk â€“ bespoke .NET CMS development
Built and deployed to maximise the re-branding of Lee Valley and to promote the Olympic White Water Centre, VeloPark and the Hockey and Tennis Centre well in time for team GB to rack up 120 medalsâ€¦ so lots of custom .NET development, creative design, illustration and a website rebrand, UX and integration into 3rd party systems.
Creative and online branding
S8080â€™s creative team weave their magic into every single project that leaves our doors â€“ beautifully designed email, banner and social marketing campaigns, web builds, interactive content, video and our own special pieces we do a few times a year. We love itâ€¦
Our web usability and consultancy
2012 â€“ Wow! We ran so many stakeholder workshops, generated hundreds of personas, ran card sorting sessions and in the process scribbled on a small forestâ€™s worth of recyclable post it notes! Plenty of in-depth user testing, eye tracking and accessibility testing of our work along the way meant we delivered better informed and highly tuned websites to grateful audiences.
EPiServer Partner status
The .NET tech team worked hard in 2012, building on their skills to become qualified Enterprise CMS EPiServer developers â€“ they enjoyed the challenge and are loving working on the new platform â€“ more exciting things coming in the New Year!
Digital marketing and SEO
Our online marketing and SEO consultants have been working on a number of SEO and content marketing projects, poring over raw data, generating detailed key phrase research, SEO and social media technical audits and ensuring that robust SEO and on page optimisation is fused into our whole UX, design and build process.
This work dovetails perfectly with our email marketing campaign and email newsletter work â€“ list management, design, distribution and live tracking and analytics that keep marketing teams very happy indeed!
Mobile & Apps
More and more of our sites are being optimised for mobile and tablet consumption with HTML5 replacing Flash development for interactive elements. We have some exciting web app developments that will be launched in 2013â€¦ watch this space.
Number10.gov.uk â€“ weâ€™re all still very proud of the our branding and design
Of course the on-going success of our web design of Number10.gov.uk on WordPress brings a smile to our face every time we get an email from the Prime Ministerâ€™s office!
13 years and growing…
So 2012 was S8080â€™s 13th yearâ€¦ huge demand has meant weâ€™ve grown again. Three talented technical developers joined the team further growing our Drupal, bespoke PHP, Front end dev and heavy .NET development capacity.
So, a fantastic year and 2013 is loaded with more fun projects to keep the whole team entertained and smiling!