Work

Below is a selection of work we've done since 3 Mules began in 2012.

Oldham Services (2013-14)

Client

Oldham Council

Overview

Oldham Council has a relatively new and expanding range of paid-for services that it provides to schools and businesses, and needed a new website delivered quickly in order to provide information and an ordering facility for these services.

We began by speaking to a wide range of stakeholders within the different service teams, created a specification, and then delivered a fully responsive site based on an ecommerce platform using Wordpress, all within strict Council branding guidelines. We continue to maintain, manage and develop the site.

What we did

  • Project scoping
  • Responsive front-end web design
  • Wordpress / ecommerce development
  • Content development and editing
  • Management and maintenance

Website

oldham Traded Services website build by 3 Mules

CARP (2013)

Client

Educational and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Manchester Metropolitan University

Overview

CARP (the Collaborative Action Research Platform) is a peer-to-peer resource network for educators who are working to improve classroom outcomes through action research. CARP members can publish their thoughts and findings and search for relevant material from other project groups.

Publishing includes privacy control in order to allow content to be public or to restrict its visibility to the relevant project group. There are other resources, created by the site administrators, which are available to all site members.

What we did

  • Project visualisation and scoping
  • Drupal-based programming and web development
  • Front-end web design

Website

CARP website build by 3Mules

Lush Prize (2012-14)

Client

Ethical Consumer / Lush Cosmetics.

Overview

We are responsible for the design, build and management of this multi-lingual websites.

For the build we elected to use WordPress as a lightweight user-friendly CMS using a bespoke theme that is fully responsive across different devices. We are also responsible for its upkeep, involving content changes and technical and security maintenance, as well as on-site search engine optimisation. We have also created a Vimeo channel and integrated social media marketing.

What we did

  • Visual design
  • Front-end responsive web design
  • WordPress development
  • User manuals & training for editors
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Multi-lingual versioning
  • Content production and editing
  • Ongoing management and Maintenance

Website

thnku.org (2013)

Client

James Duggan / University of Manchester Innovation Group

Overview

Thnku is a web app that makes it simple for charities, non-profits, funders and CSR departments to give, keep and share gratitude.

Justin built the app using Ruby, an elegant open source programming language, John did the design and Michael planned and delivered the outreach marketing. On concept and open badges integration we worked with open data guru Steven Flower.

What we did

  • Ruby development
  • Twitter API integration
  • Responsive web design
  • 'Open Badges' integration
  • Marketing planning and delivery
  • Content creation

Website

NACO.coop (2013)

Client

NACO - the co-operative trade union

Overview

NACO wanted to provide a good website experience on tablets and mobile phones, along with a refresh of the visual design.

We imported the site into the Drupal CMS and created a new responsive theme.

What we did

  • Responsive web design
  • Drupal development
  • User manuals & training for site administrator
  • Mailchimp email sign-up integration
  • Basic search engine optimisation

Website

Localitee - beta (2012)

Client

Tim Pryce

Overview

Localitee is a proof-of-concept bespoke website build based on Drupal CMS. Visitors are able to view content based upon their postcode and any given radius they choose. Different content types includes news, events, discussions and business pages, created by users with various levels of editorial permissions.

We began the project working as a team, creating simple 'user stories' to map out how the site would be used, then defined the architecture, navigation and functionality. John then created a responsive front-end design, with Justin developing the site using the Drupal core, off-the-shelf modules and a lot of bespoke programming.

What we did

  • Website planning
  • Responsive web design
  • Drupal development
  • PHP programming
  • Google Maps API integration
  • Analytics configuration, on-site SEO
  • User manuals & training

Website