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Phoenix Clan EU are a group of online PC gamers who needed an online presence at short notice. The site reflects the style of online games they play, and has great community functionality to allow communication in as many different ways as possible.

The Joomla! content management system was used, and forum, online chat, automated registration, private messaging and member profiling was added. Tight integration of these components on the site using Community Builder allows everyone to keep up to date. There was also custom coding for a site-widget that tracks the Clan's Team Speak server in real-time.

Marchants required a slick, modern upgrade for their web presence. Redesigning the logo and creating a typographic brand helps to lift this website above other corporate sites in the same industry.

A custom conveyancing quote form, complete with re-Captcha submission protection increases the functionality. Other dynamic features include news feeds, RSS and Contact forms with integrated Google Maps.



Nottinghamshire Law Society required a complete revision of their existing, plain HTML website.  The website needed to meet several different demands, not least that the administrators could update the site themselves, including a custom solicitor database. 

The resulting site has a professional, corporate feel appropriate to a large organisation, but a user interface that is accessible to the public as well as to the Society's members. With live feeds, front-page ajax search, fly-out MOO-menu systems and a minimal colour scheme, the site is immediately usable.  The on-site calendar system for courses is also user-friendly, and allows people to view and print application forms online. 

Based on the rock-solid Joomla! content management system, and with extra security built in, Nottinghamshire Law Society now have a website that will take them into the future.

This educational organisation required a new cms dynamic website, matched with their design brand-book, to co-incide with their company launch.

The site primarily gives information on course availability, company structure and philosophy and a registered members' area for a forum of osteopathic practitioners.

The result is a clear, concise and fresh-looking site that makes use of various technologies to provide for these demands, while running parallel with a pre-existing design brief.

Wildweaves Hemp clothing and natural products Co. returned to Photon Web Design hoping for a fresh new look for their successful online store.

It was decided that a clean, modern and stylish site was needed, that could manage to retain the now-recognised styling but take their business into the future. 

The ever-popular 'Joomla' content management system was used so Wildweaves staff can edit content and update the site themselves, and a modified version of the open-source shopping cart 'Virtuemart' for the e-commerce functionality.

 Alongside this core content, Photon integrated a moo-tools drop-down menu, a slide out javascript menu system, 3D flash tag-cloud with large fonts for that Web 2.0 look, and much more (see 'technology').

The result is a unique, highly contemporary e-commerce site, which manages to fuse the recognised colours and styling of the old Wildweaves website, while injecting a fresh, clean and user-friendly impression.

Wildweaves natural fibre store goes from strength to strength.

Penny Howes Editorial Services specialises in writing, revising, editing and abstracting scientific and medical work. The website neeeded to reflect that level of professionalism while retaining an accessible, clear and easily navigated style.

Horizontal and vertical menus with a monochormatic colour scheme helped achieve this objective, along with a little subtle flash animation in the custom header area. These simple aspects help this site be more memorable, and W3C compliant coding means web standards were built in to the site from the very beginning.


Strawberry How Nursery required a clean, accessible and informative site, mainly for current or prospective parents of children at the nursery. The Joomla content management system was used as an infrastructure for this project.

A bright and colourful header image was offset by minimal, gray and gradient based design, with live news feeds, galleries, a login system for parents to access parent-only areas and add-ons such as google maps and calendars.

The result is an easy to navigate, comprehensive site, that will take Strawberry How into the future and create integration and involvement of the children, parents and staff.

'Total Osteopathy' wanted a fresh, clean and informative site with straightforward user navigation and clearly displayed static content for their osteopathic practice.

The purpose of the site is to allow visitors to reach the information they need about both the practice itself as well as osteopathy in general, while funneling the attention towards means of contact both by email and telephone, so as to aid conversion of visitors to patient numbers. 

Hence, a light green, fresh and welcoming style was adopted, with custom stock photography used as the header image. Tabbed pages allow for easy presentation of varied content, and SEO research into the osteopathic profession was undertaken to strengthen the site's Google and other search engine ranking. 

Custom CGI scripts were applied, which aids visitors finding and travelling to the practice, and all the domain name registration, hosting and updates for this site are handled by Photon Web Design - as the only updates necessary are staff, price or times of opening changes it made more sense for an XHTML standards compliant website to be used instead of a content management system.

This demonstrates Photon's constant attention to customer need: instead of aiming to make the most profit, Photon provided a bespoke website which reflects the client's particular requirements.

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