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Guild of Musicians and Singers

The old website of the Guild of Musicians and Singers was showing its age. It had been built many years ago using DreamWeaver, and was becoming more and more time-consuming to update.

Fonant re-built the site using Drupal 8, configuring the content management system to make it quick and easy to perform updates. The new site also has a responsive design, so it works well on both small and large screens.

A photo gallery system was added to the website, making it easy to upload photos of events and group them into galleries.

Dates: 
May 2017

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

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

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

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