We've recently added a Snow Reports section to the Tignes Spirit/Val Spirit Rentals websites. This new area of the site allows a variety of contributers to post updates on the snow conditions. The backend of the system is fully responsive and built in Laravel, it downsamples any images before uploading with the aim being that the contributors will be able to write and upload reports whilst out on the slopes. You can check out the snow report for Tignes here, the conditions seem amazing this winter!
We’ve just launched a new website for Semantic Evolution, a company who specialise in extracting and structuring data from unstructured documents. Conveying the flexibility and scope of their system was a difficult proposition which we solved by using an interactive diagram showing the data flow from unstructured to structured. Getting this to work well on mobile was challenging, but the end result was well worth the effort.
We’ve recently built a new home for hundreds of stunning images by photographer Lee Mawdsley. Lee wanted a carousel element on the homepage, which is usually a bit of a UX no-no. To mitigate this the images are lazy-loaded and though there's a predefined order, it starts in a random place each time. As a result of this, every time I load the site up, I do find myself spending way too long way watching them animate through! When you have really great content maybe they’re not such a bad idea after all. If you want to take a look, you can check the site out here.
We’ve recently made a few subtle tweaks to the Tignes Spirit Rentals site to improve a couple of user interactions. Firstly we needed to find a way to encourage users to upgrade their existing package, and secondly try to upsell items like Lift Passes and Ski Lessons, which many people don’t know they can provide.
We tackled the first one by adding a prompt to the Add package screen, reminding the user that for just £X they could upgrade to better equipment… and a lot of people have done the upgrade.
For the upselling, we added these items into the booking flow, whereas previously they’d been side modules on the Webcams page (the most popular page on the site). This change has worked really well as theres been a lot more interest in them, certainly more than was expected!
We've recently designed a one page website for a leisure development company for brand design consultants Inaria design. The site features some nice interactive elements and was designed to highlight the luxury projects they have been involved with over the years. You can check it out here.
We've recently redesigned the website of architects Delvendahl Martin. The primary goal was to make the site work responsively, without changing too much of the underlying cms structure.
We paid particular attention to the project galleries, moving away from a blind click through system to something that presents the work in a much more user friendly way.
We’ve just launched a new responsive website for West Country Horse Transport, a company who provide horsebox hire to move your four-legged friend the length and breadth of the country. They're lovely people to work with and you can check out the new site here.
We've designed a logotype for tree care specialists Summit Tree Care, which you can see in all its glory below.
Just in time for the winter season, the Tignes Spirit Rentals site has been given a fresh new look, and is now built responsively, so you can book your snowboarding kit from half way up the mountain!
The rebuild followed extensive wireframing and UX work to find the best way of exploring and booking the equipment on desktop and touchscreen devices.
TSR carry a lot of high end equipment that you typically wouldn't be able to rent, so if you're planning a holiday in Tignes they're well worth checking out.
We've just launched a new version of hannahteare.com. The site is now fully responsive and shows the work off to maximum effect as well as allowing busy Art Directors to navigate through her portfolio quickly and easily.... and its always nice when clients get into the hoppermagic vibe!
We've recently been doing some updates to the website for The Table Cafe, a lovely restaurant located on London's South Bank serving up delicious food using quality British ingredients. Among other minor tweaks there is now a new What's on Section that acts as a listing for all their upcoming and past events.
Hoppermagic has provided the design skills for the Naked Itchy Feet website, a travel blog for Kelvin Luck's trip around the world in 2013-2014. The site is quite experimental, exploring ways of using maps and geotagged content within the traditional structure of a travel blog.Visit Naked Itchy Feet
We've recently added a new interactive template to The Ultimate Travel Company's website. The Top 10 template uses Google maps to show Ultimate Travel's top sights, locations and experiences within a particular country. Its a handy tool as it gives a good indication of where things are positioned relative to one another so you can cram as much into your journey as possible.
We've just updated the website for yacht design company Andrew Winch Designs. The original site was produced some 5 years ago and featured several flash interactives that of course don't render on today's tablets and mobiles. AWD wished to stick with the current site design, so the interactives were reprogrammed in jQuery and the CMS modified to provide an accessible experience on desktop and touch that's near identical to the original flash incarnation.Visit Andrew Winch Designs
A small but perfectly formed website for ex England cricketer Ed Giddins, showcasing his talents as an After Dinner Speaker, Event Host and Auctioneer. Hoppermagic were responsible for the design and build of the website, we're particularly pleased with the media queries which mean its as useful on a mobile as it is on a laptop.Visit edgiddins.com
We've just redesigned the website for Conde Nast Traveller's Fashion & Beauty Director Fiona Lintott. The brief was to keep things as simple as possible and present the work in a way that's easy to view and quick to navigate. The site has a custom built CMS using Kohana which makes updating it really simple.fionalintott.com
Late last year Los Angeles rabbit rescue centre RabbitMatch got in touch with us about redesigning their website. Rabbit welfare is something that's close to our heart, and we were pleased to produce the work as a charitable donation to RabbitMatch.
Visually the site is a big improvement on the previous version, its also been restructured so its easier to find and access the information you want. We also added a 'Rabbits for Adoption' section that should make it easier for the bunnies to find new homes. The site is built using Wordpress.
RabbitMatch do a really great job, rabbits make ideal indoor pets, so if you're in L.A and thinking about a pet check out their site!
One of the things we've been working very hard on lately is The Poker Stock Market website and identity, and today the site went live! It's an interesting concept, allowing people to buy shares in a team of poker professionals. We're looking forward to seeing how things pan out with this one and hopefully seeing the graph on the homepage start to rise.
Right on cue for the 2011-2012 Winter season, the new Tignes Spirit Rentals website has gone live.
TSR have been renting out snowboard and ski equipment for a while now and the addition of a dedicated website should make the booking process run even more smoothly, form the perspectives of both customers and the company.
If you're planning winter holiday in Tignes, check out the website as they have some really good kit for hire and some pretty good offers :)Tignes Spirit Rentals
Exciting news, the iPap celebrity spotter, our first foray into iPhone development, is now available for download on the App Store. The app is an extension of the iPap.me website, allowing users to add their celebrity spots and images whilst they're out and about. They can also browse the map and feed, to find out where their favourite celebrities are and what they're are up to.
Just added some new images to the website of Tatler's Hannah Teare. There's a few shoots we particularly like, but the Bigger Splash one really stands out for the excellent lighting and other such technical things :)
We've spent an age retouching celeb watcher and blogger extraordinaire Zoe Griffin into a cocktail glass to create an incrediably sparkley newsletter. Visit zoegriffin.co.uk to sign up for it, and if you like what you see why not vote for Zoe in the Cosmo blog awards in the Celebrity category.
We've been hard at work rolling out some updates to our celebrity spotting site iPap. Users can now add images of any celebrities they've spotted, as well as giving the gossip on what they're up to. On the picture front we've hit the giddy (and slightly comical) heights of Vanessa Feltz in a boat, though its fair to say we're hoping to catch some bigger fish....
ipap.me is a celebrity spotting website, and after a good 5 months of work we've finally opened it up to the general public. iPap's mission is to record where celebrities are, and what they're up to. Users go to ipap.me on their mobile and record an iPap whenever they see someone famous. The mobile website, which is optimised for iPhone and Android devices, uses geolocation methods to record the position of the iPap, which is then displayed on the website and mobile site, as well as posted to the twitter account @ipapme. Of course if users don't have one of these devices they're still able to post iPaps through the website.
One of the key aspects of the site is that its not just about the celebrities, its about the people doing the spotting as well, so there's a scoring system and various top 10 lists. You also score more points if somebody else spots the same celeb at the same location within a couple of hours of your spot.
Its very early days for the site, but initial feedback has been great and as we continue development hopefully the user base will begin to expand, which is crucial if the project is to realise its potential.
We've been hard at work on the identity and naming for sharify. Devised by Luck laboratories, sharify is a .swc library that can be easily incorporated into Adobe AIR projects thereby allowing developers to charge money for their applications.
The product was originally to be named shAIR but Adobe were unhappy about this as they 'own' the AIR combination of letters in the flash ecosystem... and after being enthusiastic about our product and offering all sorts of help (which never materialised), a few months later they decided to become a direct competitor themselves.