Archive for October, 2009

Refresh Dublin

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Thanks to all that organised the recent Refresh Dublin event at the Science Gallery in Trinity College Dublin.

refresh_logoIt was a very enlightening event with many of the big names in the Irish new media scene in attendance. All the talks were interesting in their own right and the variety of the topics made for a compelling evening. Eamon Leonard kicked off proceedings with a high level view of the current state of Web Development. While keeping high level he managed to give some very interesting nuggets of information that kept pencils at a ready.

Sabrina Dent gave a witty and sometimes scathing portrayal of the current Web Design scene. Sabrina made the the point that our best sites tend to be for our smallest companies, whilst our larger sites and particularly governmental sites have the worst designs.

The Playhouse Dublin team gave us an insight into how they turned Liberty Hall into an animated sphere. For those of us that thought it would be a complicated mission to pull off their talk certainly did nothing to banish that thought. Given the number of collaborators and scale of the project, I do think it is an installation Ireland can be very proud of.

Capping off the evening, Mercury Girl inc gave us an overview of the current status of Augmented Reality and what is on the horizon in that field.

What struck me from the evening was the willingness of the participants to get involved, the absence of any self promotion and the general goodwill between audience members. Seeing people who are essentially business competitors share ideas and resources shows a mature attitude, and a collected will to strive for excellence.

So thanks again to all the Refresh Dublin Crew and for those that missed the event the slides should be available online shortly.

IPW Website Launches

Friday, October 16th, 2009
A brand new site for Irish Pioneer Works, Munsters largest supplier of steel and galvanizing. IPW were looking for web presence to celebrate their 25th year in business while also opening new lines of business via the web. IPW provides a total service in Fabrication, Galvanizing and underground water fittings. A sister company Engineering Services and Products limited (E.S.L.) operates precision engineering services to industries at an adjoining factory. Collectively, these capabilities enable the group to provide a complete, manufacturing, finishing and installation services to a range of clients in both the public and private sectors.
IPW Website Homepage

With these features in mind the site needed specific sections of their manufacturing specialities, with download able PDF’s featuring manufacturing requirements, questionnaires etc, to help customers learn more about the company. We also included an interactive Google map where suppliers and buyers of steel could find the rear entrance of the site of IPW. There were a lot work involved with various sections of the company, nevertheless, we completed this site in time to celebrate the companies 25th year in the business. The client is very happy with the result and they were a pleasure to work with.

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Director Website Launches

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the new website for Meteor award winning Dublin band Director has gone live.

The guys wanted to be able to control their website and connect better with their fans. We came up with a solution which has made it very easy for them to update and also include some dynamic functionality.

Director Website Screenshot

The look and feel of the website had to integrate their new album artwork and logotype. It was great working with the guys as they a clear vision of what they wanted their website to look like and how it should function.

Check it out for yourself at