Pod1 2007-2009

After two months freelance work at Pod1 I was offered a full time role. Front End Development work was mainly site maintenance over the first year, updating homepage designs, changing sections and introducing new product promotions and offers. Other work included the updaing of account pages and checkouts when new functionality was required, liaising with the developers, designers and project managers. clients include Links of London, Uniqlo, Kurt Geiger, Jigsaw online, Anya Hindmarch, Myla and Global Mechanism.

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) was carried out in the final stages of all projects; Pod1 have a dedicated SEO team that fine tune pages before a site or new section to an existing website is launched. Visit the Pod1 SEO website

I was also given the responsiblity of taking over and finishing such projects as Redcarnation Hotels and Aspinals.

Sites were ran on Gutenberg, a PHP e-commerce and content management system built in-house at Pod1, but this system was replaced in 2008 by Magento as a platform for new e-commerce sites. I was assigned the role as Lead Front End Developer in 2008 on Romo and Anna Scholz, two of the first websites to use Magento at Pod1.

Another up and coming PHP solution, Symfony, was taken a step further and developed into Pod1’s Epifony Content Management System. I was Lead Front End Dev on the initial templates for Yahoo Advertising (an online portal for Yahoo!‘s B2B sector) and the Barcelo Hotels redesign.

Projects in this section

  • Pod1 Newsletters

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    Pod1 Newsletters

    Coding up table based html for email Newsletters with inline styles, to standards that took account of the variety of email clients these would be sent to.
  • Website Maintenance

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    Website Maintenance

    Responsible for maintaining and improving on the existing e-commerce websites built and maintanined by Pod1.
  • Redcarnation Hotels

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    Redcarnation Hotels

    Responsible for the Front End Development and successful launch, thought this time there were 10 hotel websites and a group site to deal with.
  • Fred Olsen Cruises

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    Fred Olsen Cruises

    A two phases project, after the intial launch of the website, a detailed booking system was integrated, with factilities to update, browse intineries and book excursions.
  • Aspinal of London

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    Aspinal of London

    Soon after joining Pod1 I took over the responsibilty to finish the build for launch.
  • Yahoo! Advertisement

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    Yahoo! Advertisement

    The modular approach to template development in Epifony meant that templates could be recycled for each region.
  • Magento and Pod1

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    Magento and Pod1

    I was tasked with building the micro-site that looks at the technology and features of the Magento platform.
  • Matthew Williamson site maintenance

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    Matthew Williamson site maintenance

    Involved in email marketing campaigns and online advertising campaigns to promote the launch and the label’s subsequent seasonal collections.
  • Anna Scholz

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    Anna Scholz

    Responsible, as Lead Front End Developer, for creating the XHTML, CSS and JQuery to present the designer’s quality collection of garments.
  • Romo

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    Romo

    There are currently five design houses operating under The Romo Group, each with its own distinctive style and colour palette. This site was the template on which the design and build of all the sites was based.