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We believe that a website should be easy to use and that you should always know where you are. This may be obvious but often sites look attractive, yet it is difficult to find the information you are looking for.

 
 

Latest Projects

City Parochial Foundation website

City Parochial Foundation website

CPF approached us to act as a Movable Type Consultancy, and to redesign the homepage of their website. As part of our ongoing relationship, we have now been asked to redesign the whole site.

See project report

Irish Medical Times website

http://www.imt.ie

We were approached by Reed publishing to help redesign the website for the Irish Medical Times. The website needed to be very flexible to refect the publication and allow the editors to update many sections with very different features, all using Movable Type.

IHIE

http://www.ihie.org.uk

IHIE

We have developed a new website for IHIE (Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers), which uses the Movable Type content management system. This allows them to continually update news and events and all their docuements. We have also recently set up forums for associated groups, and mini sites for the local branch sections of the Institute.

We work closely with the team at IHIE to design their printed leaflets and brochures to help promote the insitute and the courses they offer.

We are currently helping them to redesign their extensive range of documents to work carry the brand through from the website and print.

Recent Projects

Silver Jungle website

http://www.silverjungle.co.uk/

Silver Jungle website

Working alongside studio Atelier Works, we produced a website to promote a series of childrens books by writer Joanna Skipworth. With beautiful illustrations from the likes of AA Milne and Quentin Blake, the website educates children about the animals features in the books by using popups and an unusual horizonal layout.

See project report

Reading Agency website

http://www.readingagency.co.uk/

Reading Agency website

Working in collaboration with Derek Birdsall, we have built the new website for the Reading Agency. Using Movable type has allowed them to have complete control of the content, and will allow them to extend the site as much as they need. The public facing site includes gereral information, events listings and a shop, and they also have internal features such as a photo library.

Betfair betting blogs

http://betting.betfair.com/

Betfair betting blogs

We are currently working with Betfair, developing their blogs which sit alongside the main betting website. Drawing in influence from the main sites, we are continually developing new features and ideas to progress the blogs. Look out for the newly redesigned blogs which will be launched soon!

The Independent Group website

http://www.independentgroup.org.uk/

The Independent Group website

We were approached by Anne Wealleans of Kingston University to design and build a website to document her research into The Independent Group. Since building the site early in 2007 we have added a blog (using Movabletype) and a forum, enabling readers to respond and interact with the research.

The Drawbridge newspaper online

http://www.thedrawbridge.org.uk

The Drawbridge newspaper online

A new website launched for quarterly publication The Drawbridge. Designed and built in conjunction with Stephen Coates, the site uses Movabletype to manage all the content.

Christopher Le Brun website

http://www.christopherlebrun.co.uk

Christopher Le Brun website

We are currently putting the finishing touches to a website for artist Christopher Le Brun. The website is built in Movabletype and showcases the variety of his work over the last 30 years.

John Morgan studio website

http://www.morganstudio.co.uk/

John Morgan studio website

A website to showcase the work and writings of John Morgan studio. We worked closely with John and Michael to take their design and make it work online. Movabletype was used as a lightweight content management system so they could add and maintain the information themselves. All pages are XHTML and CSS.

MRM.connect user interface

A new user interface for MRM.connect, an online booking system for Gladstone MRM. The project aim was to make it easier for users to navigate and book online. All pages meet Government accessibility guidelines. Read more in our project report.

See project report

The University of Reading Postgraduate web templates

http://www.rdg.ac.uk/study/study-pg.asp

The University of Reading Postgraduate web templates

We were approached by the University of Reading, to provide designs and HTML/CSS templates for the Postgraduate section of the University website. The designs had to fit closely with the existing University web templates, but take them forward and provide ways to deal with a range of different types of information. The templates needed to meet accessibility guidelines - ideally AAA compliance. Read more in our project report.

See project report

Optimism of modernity

http://www.optimism-modernity.org.uk

Lift were approached by Paul Stiff and Petra Cerne Oven, from the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading, to help with the website for their research project. Phase one was to launch a simple website to explain the background and aims of the project. Petra provided us with designs for the website which we built.

Professional Project

http://www.professionalproject.com

We were asked to design and build a website for Professional Conference & Project Management Ltd. The aim of the site was to provide information on the services they offer to existing and potential clients. We worked within their existing branding to produce a site which reflected the company and allowed for clear browsing of the information on offer. For more information see our project report...

See project report

Printing Historical Society

http://www.printinghistoricalsociety.org.uk

Printing Historical Society

PHS approached Lift to design and build a new website to help them promote themselves better online, and to provide more information about what they do. We suggested using Movabletype to manage the site content, allowing them to add and edit pages themselves.

Elite Landscapes

http://www.elitelandscapes.co.uk

Elite Landscapes

Elite Landscapes is a well-established landscaping company which works on large-scale projects varying from new housing development to restoring historical gardens. They wanted a website which could reflect these different areas of expertise and would showcase previous work and attract new clients. Work commenced November 2005.

See project report

Mike Taylor Photography

http://www.miketaylorphotography.com

A website for Reading photographer Mike Taylor, which allowed him to manage and upload images himself. Built around a simple page grid, the site is split into section which reflect the different areas of his work.

Berkshire Scouts

http://www.berkshirescouts.org.uk

Berkshire Scouts asked Lift to review their existing site. We provided a new design, which allowed for easier finding and reading of information, in the form of HTML templates. These were given to the Berkshire Scouts webmaster for implementation.

Oxford University Press

We designed and produce a series of HTML emails for the Journal Marketing Department at OUP to help them promote new Journals. For more information see our project report...

See project report

Some thoughts…

We believe that a website/intranet should be accessible to everyone and also be easy to use. This may be obvious but often sites look attractive, yet it is difficult to find the information you are looking for.

Our focus

We have been designing and building websites since 1996 – everything from small ‘brochure-ware’ sites, to 10,000+ page database driven sites. We believe our skills let us produce a good job for you, no matter what the project. We design our sites to have clear structure and navigation so users can find what they want easily, and know where they are at any stage. When we start a web project we define the structure and navigation with you. Getting the structure right at the beginning allows the project to run smoothly, saving time and money.

Accessibility

We are experts in designing websites which meet accessibility guidelines and are members of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) www.gawds.org. We test our sites with speech readers and tools used by people with motor and visual impairment All our sites are ‘Bobby Approved’ and meet W3C validation.

Giving you control

We think you should be in control of your information. Our sites are not tied into us or any particular system.

Websites need to be updated frequently to encourage regular visits. We build flexible tools which enable you to manage and update your content with ease.

Technical skills

We have a wide range of technical knowledge, and customise teams for projects based on what skills are required.

Our CMS of choice is Movable Type. You can read more about it on our dedicated page.