Category Archive: Web
Splinter were commissioned by LARC Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium to create www.cityofradicals for The 2011: Liverpool, City of Radicals programme. Individuals, communities and organisations have been invited to join an open and free-form programme of exhibitions, readings, discussions, publications, debates, events, interactive online exchange and community-based activities designed to examine what – and who – is radical at the start of the 21st Century.
The year both commemorates the major events of 1911 that contributed to the City’s reputation for radicalism, including the opening of the Royal Liver Building, the Bluecoat’s groundbreaking Post-Impressionist exhibition and the Liverpool Transport Strike, and celebrate the radical, anarchic, ‘bolshy’ individuals who made their distinctively ‘scouse’ mark at that time and who have done so in the years between.
Tobacco Free Futures (formerly Smokefree North West) is a nationwide collaborative partnership, supported by NW Primary Care Trusts. We developed a new website to communicate their nationwide status and new brand. The site, managed by a WordPress CMS, has a wide range of features including an Events Calendar, Products Shop, a secure practitioners’ resource area, Updateable News and Twitter integration.
As you may have seen in the news recently, the BBC have started moving into their northern home at MediaCityUK in Salford. It’s a big strategic move for the BBC and we were very happy when we won the pitch to design and build the new BBC North website. The site is full of information about the move, as well as audio & video content, event listings and profiles of a wide variety of BBC staff members.
The BBC North website consists of two main pages – the home page, aimed at members of the public and which acts as a portal to content across the full BBC site, and the about page, which has in-depth information and statistics aimed at stakeholders and staff interested in moving up to Salford.
Commissioned by Merseytravel www.climatlantic.co.uk is a fun and easy to use website for Primary and Secondary schoolchildren, teachers, parents and guardians. The website and games promote carbon reduction activity and environmental awareness, such as turning off lights, using public transport or planting a tree.
Climatlantic is a partnership of European countries: Ireland, UK, Portugal, Spain and France, located along the Atlantic coastline and working together to reduce their collective carbon footprints. Visitors to the website’s homepage are invited to make a pledge and help save the planet. After pledging you/schools are automatically sent advice to help fulfill that pledge.
The multi-lingual website has been designed with help from Holy Spirit School in Merseyside and Connah’s Quay High school in Flintshire. The children choose the colourful funky style of the website, the cool animal characters, including their names and also helped develop the game concepts. Climatlantic’s eco-guides are called Ollie the orangutan, Ula the parrot and Roofus the polar bear and appear throughout the site and games. Thanks to the fabulous illustrator Tracy who helped bring the children’s ideas to life.
To complement the Clwydian Range site we completed at the end of 2010, we have just completed the new website for Denbighshire Countryside Service. Whether you are into walking, cycling or just want to get away and experience beautiful countryside, maybe Denbighshire is for you.
We have developed a new website for the country’s oldest arts centre, the Bluecoat. The launch co-incided with the streaming of its popular Bed-In project, which draws on John Lennon’s actions for peace.
For those who don’t know… the Bluecoat is a restored historic building in the centre of Liverpool and its community mixes artists of all types and encourages connections between audiences, participants and artists. It uses its spaces to display talent from all creative disciplines, including visual art, music, literature, dance, and live art.
The site we have produced is clean and practical, allowing viewers to personalise the way content is displayed when they first arrive. It features a wide range of media and functionality including an in-depth events listing, online ticket booking, blogs and forums, panoramic views of the galleries and historic buildings, showcases for the creative community and of course the Bed-In stream.
People & Place puts young people at the heart of projects taking place across England. Each project is unique and will result in the production of new displays, resources, events and volunteering opportunities for young people as well as embedding new ways of working at each partner institution.
The British Museum asked us to put together a site for the project, which is aimed at getting young people involved in both local and global history projects. We’re very happy to let you all know that the People & Place website is now live!
Splinter were commissioned to work with the staff of the Denbighshire County Council to create a new website for the Clwydian Range AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The website was launched in June 2010.
The website has features such as a gallery, panoramic and video viewer, walking route guide and an interactive map for places of interest. The walking guide uses Google maps to display the numerous walks throughout the range and allows the user to select a walk and see the route displayed on the map; it also gives each walk a difficulty rating to help users. The places of interest are marked on a map and show pictures and details of the various hill forts and country parks dotting the range.
With the PS3 release of the Fury expansion pack for WipEout HD, Sony asked Splinter to create a re-skinned ‘corrupted’ version of the WipEout HD site. Featuring the new black and red colour scheme, Splinter were able to replicate a number of the in-game distortion effects and transitions to keep the site in line with the branding for the real game.