This Portfolio lists some of the many website projects that Fonant Ltd has been involved in.

D. McDonnell Haulage

A simple "brochure" site, built and hosted more economically than a well-known online directory company were charging.

This new site also has a responsive theme, so that it works nicely on small mobile phone screens as well as large screens.

Dates: 
September 2016

Zappies

Zappies is a fast-growing and innovative toy distributor and importer, based in West Sussex. They wanted a site that would make it easy for retailers to find products they are interested in from the thousands in stock. The site is automatically updated from stock data held in a Sage 50 database.

The site is built with Drupal 7. It uses Apache Solr Search for the facetted search facilities, and Drupal Commerce for the products and ordering. Custom permissions mean that the wholesale prices and other product details are only visible to trade customers who have logged in.

Dates: 
May 2016

Cyclists Welcome

The CTC's Cyclists Welcome scheme has existed since CTC first formed in 1878. Once issued to all CTC members as the 'CTC Handbook', the list not only aims to help people find somewhere cycle-friendly to stay, but is also designed to promote cycle-friendliness amongst accommodation providers. Listings include details of a variety of accommodation types, cafes and cycle hire operators.

Dates: 
July 2014

Chalmers & Byrne

Chalmers & Byrne provide training to give organisations and their staff the awareness, skills and knowledge to be aware of how the language and the way that they use it, and how to adapt their communication to meet the needs of people with English as an additional language.

The site lists training events, and has an online event booking form. There is also a simple one-product ordering and payment system, using PayPal, for customers to buy copies of the Lowering Language Barriers handbook.

Dates: 
November 2013

Chichester Area Talking News

Every fortnight, Chichester Area Talking News (CATN) produces an hour of local news on memory stick and CD for blind and partially sighted people in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Petworth areas.

The website allows CATN staff to upload the audio of each newspaper, and for visitors to listen to the articles online.

Dates: 
May 2013

The British Museum Talking Objects Collective

The British Museum wanted a website to enable groups to discuss objects from the museum online, but in private forums. This site features private file handling for images, videos and documents. Each item can be referenced from Forum discussions, and the discussions about each object are linked to from the object's own page.

Fonant worked closely with web developers from the British Museum, and in partnership with Tellura Information Services who provided graphic design and usability expertise.

Dates: 
August 2012 to October 2012

UK Laser 2 Class Association

UK Laser 2 Class Association Homepage

This site was completed on a low budget for this national dinghy sailing organisation. Content from their old site was imported and re-structured to make it easier for visitors to find things.

A forum was included, to replace the Yahoo! Group that the organisation had previously been using to communicate with each other.

Dates: 
June 2012

Klibreck Consulting

Klibreck Consulting

This site was built in close consultation with the client, who had a clear idea of the required "feel" and colour scheme for the site, but was flexible in terms of the detailed layout and design. Costs were kept low by using a standard Drupal theme with only minimal changes to the style.

Dates: 
April 2012

MXT Swimming School

MXT Swimming School Homepage

This site was built to replace a WordPress site. The new site is easier for MXT to maintain and add content to, and includes mailing list functionality to enable MXT to keep their many customers informed of new courses and events.

Dates: 
January 2012

Maidstone Citizens Advice Bureau

Maidstone Citizend Advice Bureau

This site was built by Fonant on a limited budget in a short time, and hosting it includes development help as functionality grows.

Secure staff pages have several levels of access and editorial permission. An events calendar is linked to automatic news displays, sign-up facilities and bulk emails. It is edited by a volunteer and has been designed for easy transfer when necessary.

Dates: 
January 2012

Monkey Moo Moos VW Camper

Monkey Moo Moos VW Camper Homepage

This site was built for a start-up VW camper van hire business. Artwork from a local graphic designer features high quality photography and a strong company style. The feel is light-hearted and fun, encouraging satisfied customers to add their trip photos, diaries and comments to the site.

The site includes an availability calendar, so prospective customers can easily see when the camper van is available to be booked.

The site was closed down when the business was sold in 2012.

Dates: 
November 2011 to July 2012

Healthy Back Bag

Healthy Back Bag Homepage

This site has some complex e-commerce features, including VAT handling, export order capability, various different product discount and combined purchase discounts, and more.

Custom content types were generated to make it easy to add and manage the many small "box adverts" that link from each page to other relevant pages on the site.

The Drupal theme was constructed to make a working version of a series of Photoshop designs. This was a long and complex job to achieve the page layouts, especially for products, required.

Dates: 
October 2011

Advance Training & Recruitment

Advance Recruitment for Rail and Transport

Advance TRS are specialist recruiters for the rail industry. Their site was built in Drupal 7 to match their own graphic design. Job search is facetted, allowing users to filter by a variety of different job aspects to find what they're looking for.

Dates: 
September 2011 to February 2013

Bucks Composites

Bucks Composites is a small business specialising in selling materials for building fibreglass and carbon fibre components for model aeroplanes, model boats, and other items.

The site is mainly an online shop, but also has galleries of photos of completed projects, and several illustrated "How to do" articles to show how the products can be used.

Dates: 
September 2011

Fonant Ltd

The Fonant site started life as a static HTML site, then was converted to a custom CMS system, then Drupal 6, and now is running with Drupal 7.

Dates: 
February 2011

Pushnote

Pushnote was a system that allows people to comment publicly on any website on the internet. The site had Stephen Fry as a business partner, so had a relatively high profile on the internet.

Dates: 
January 2011 to June 2012

Hands Off My Copyright

This site was put together on a limited budget, to provide a central location where photographers can register their copyright in the photos that they own. It makes use of various Drupal functions, such as relationships between entities such as photographs and the collections they belong to, and automated image resizing and watermarking.

Dates: 
December 2010

Cycling Embassy of Great Britain

The Cycling Embassy campaigns to publicise bicycle friendly systems that work in other countries, working with other like minded organisations to make our streets safer for all. Run entirely by volunteers, it aims to appeal to anyone who uses a cycle for transport, even if they do not regard themselves a "cyclists".

The website has many functional features, including a Forum, a Wiki area for users to create and edit pages, and comprehensive document and page classification systems.

This site started life using Drupal 6, then was upgraded to use Drupal 7 in January 2012.

Dates: 
December 2010

Membership Matters

Membership Matters provide expert training in membership marketing and retention.

This site mixes in various Drupal features:

  • Events, being individual sessions of different training courses.
  • Event bookings, with attendance limits, email notifications and reminders.
  • Payments for bookings, including PayPal payments and invoice payments.
  • Discounts for multiple bookings in one purchase.
Dates: 
August 2010

Exercise Click

Exercise Click provides hundreds of easy-to-follow videos of injury rehabilitation exercises.

Fonant built the Drupal site to provide the required functionality for the project. In particular the site required the ability for certain users (medical practitioners) to be able to create and control user accounts for their own patients.

The site also uses online payments and a credits system, so both patients and practitioners are able to buy access to training videos in a flexible manner.

Dates: 
May 2010

Jesmond Hotel

Jesmond Hotel

This site was built for this London hotel by another web development company, then transferred to Fonant Ltd for hosting and ongoing maintenance and support. Since then Fonant has provided support to the hotel for both the website and for email and hotel PC problems.

Dates: 
April 2010

20’s Plenty for Worthing

A low-budget site for the local 20's Plenty campaign group.

Dates: 
March 2010

Visit Grubtown

Visit Grub Town was built as a spoof tourist board website, to accompany the award-wining Grubtown books, published by Faber & Faber.

The site was built using Drupal, with some highly-customised Google Maps to display the interactive maps and images for the site's "game".

Time-based publishing was used to enable new pages as each week of the campaign passed.

Dates: 
February 2010 to July 2010

Skills Workshop

Skills Workshop: Home page

The long-standing Skills Workshop website was proving to be very time-consuming for the owner, Maggie Harnew, to keep updated. New contributors continued to send in new teaching resources, but the time taken to add resources to the site meant that a back-log was building up.

Dates: 
November 2009

Amasango

Amasango: Home page

The Amasango website is aimed at fund-raising and keeping people informed about the progress of the Amasango Career Schools in South Africa.

Fonant provides the site and support as a donation-in-kind to the charity.

Dates: 
August 2009

Jewish Book Week

Fonant hosts the Jewish Book Week site, having taken over from a host that had proved to be quite unreliable.

The site is maintained by the Jewish Book Week organisers using Adobe Contribute software. Fonant provides reliable hosting and backup services, and basic support for Contribute users.

Dates: 
August 2009 to October 2013

Fusion Hair Design

Fonant hosts and maintains the Fusion Hair Design website. The graphic design originated for paper flyers and posters, and was transferred to the website.

Dates: 
May 2009

Worthing Revolutions

A low-budget site for the local cycle campaign group, Worthing Revolutions.

Dates: 
November 2008

Environmental Transport Association

This project was to re-build the ETA website completely using Drupal: initially Drupal 5, then Drupal 6.

Dates: 
June 2007 to March 2010

Fill That Hole

Fill That Hole: Home page

For many decades the CTC had been running a pothole reporting system using pre-printed postcards. With the advent of online mapping, it became possible to report hazard locations via a website.

Fill That Hole was originally a small part of the large CTC Maps website project. But it soon became very popular with cyclists and other road users, and is now heavily used.

Dates: 
January 2007

CTC Forum

CTC Forum: Home page

The CTC have had an online forum for discussing cycling issues for several years. The previous forum software was custom-built and was starting to show its age. In particular it was difficult for the CTC to moderate forum posts, leading to negative comments about the forum and then the CTC in general.

Dates: 
December 2006

NA3T (Transport Photos)

Tens of thousands of transport-related images.

Dates: 
May 2006

CTC Maps

CTC Maps: Home page

A site for the national CTC. Originally designed to make the CTC’s extensive route library more accessible, the site has expanded to include other location-based information.

Dates: 
April 2006

Degos Disease

Degos Disease is an extremely rare skin complaint, which sadly proves to be fatal for many sufferers. The biggest problem in discovering the cause of the disease is caused by the lack of information because only a few hundred people in the world have the symptoms.

Fonant built the original Degos Disease website using a combination of the phpBB forum software and some custom content management code. In 2010 the site was re-built using Drupal 6, providing much more flexibility and potential for future upgrades and ease of maintenance.

Dates: 
January 2006

Numberline Lane

Numberline Lane is a set of ten mathematical story books. This site is designed to complement the books, with additional resources and activities, and to provide an online shop to buy them from.

Dates: 
January 2003

Rowland Singers

The Rowland singers have been performing in Worthing non-stop since November 1969, and is a well-known choir in the area. Fonant has been involved with running their website since 2001.

Originally the site used a custom content management system, borrowing the Sussex Concerts database for events listings. In 2010 the site was re-built using Drupal, and all the content migrated across. New features are still being added as time and resources allow.

Dates: 
November 2001 to April 2013
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