PORTFOLIO

Multibeat Communications - Online Portfolio


thillayeproductions.ca v2.0

Project:

  • site upgrade for Thillaye Productions
  • Challenges:

  • integrating previous design and content into custom web application
  • copy writing and editing
  • image manipulation
  • Features:

  • site written in php with custom code libraries
  • open-ended programming architecture for future expansion
  • existing code and content allows future plans to migrate to CMS to be easily implemented

  • frugalistagardener.com

    Project:

  • literary gardening website featuring ongoing essays and articles
  • user accounts & mailing list management
  • Challenges:

  • installing new database and content management system
  • adapting CMS themes and code blocks
  • creative, elegant design with a layout focused on text-reading
  • Features:

  • client updates own site content
  • users can opt-in/out of mailing list
  • newsletters sent from CMS back-end
  • large mailing lists can be sent automatically from the server with cron

  • algonquinartcentre.com v3.0

    Project:

  • portal rebuild from scratch
  • team updating
  • Challenges:

  • installing new database and content management system
  • adapting existing design, programming and assets to the new system
  • integration of Algonquin Art Centre and Framing Place & Gallery businesses on one site
  • massive undertaking of image manipulation of artworks library
  • Features:

  • complete staff administration of site content
  • web calendar application for public and private scheduling
  • expanded artists & artworks pages
  • flash header tastefully advertising gallery wings

  • centrestreet.ca

    Project:

  • corporate site for Centre Street Development Corp
  • Challenges:

  • presentation of established goals, ideals & services
  • copy writing & editing
  • site photography
  • Features:

  • site written in php with custom code libraries
  • open-ended programming architecture for future expansion
  • gallery of development projects
  • user contact form

  • karlmohr.com v5.0

    Project:

  • musician site for Karl Mohr
  • Challenges:

  • simple, minimalist design
  • data re-organization
  • Features:

  • one-click to ecommerce
  • iframe-based site seating
  • php navigation
  • discography, media & mp3 download areas

  • karlmohr.com Multibeat MP3 Player

    Project:

  • album spotlight page for Karl Mohr
  • Challenges:

  • totally customizable Flash MP3 player using XML
  • attractive, intuitive interface
  • Features:

  • XML file applies preferences and playlists to the player
  • plays MP3 files per the playlist description
  • loads JPG files for the background and album covers
  • one-click to sales page
  • streaming or pre-loading operation
  • text display pulses or text-marches depending on length
  • open-ended architecture allows infinite number of songs and 'sets'
  • page features javascript flash-parsing

  • interdimensional.com v3.0

    Project:

  • record label site for Interdimensional Industries
  • Challenges:

  • database set-up and content management system deployment
  • cms customization
  • comprehensive data organization
  • Features:

  • team updating of all site content
  • one-click ecommerce for customers
  • site forum (closed)
  • categorical contact form

  • lindamclean.com v2.0

    Project:

  • official web portal for musician Linda McLean
  • transitional site from v1.0 until next album release
  • Challenges:

  • moving from cool colour scheme to a warm, inviting design
  • reorganizing a wealth of accumulated content
  • advertising the previous album release effectively
  • Features:

  • easy access to purchase points
  • inviting flash intro
  • reorganization of information
  • transition to php
  • artist journal

  • The Box art salon series

    Project:

  • poster design
  • Challenges:

  • design in keeping with feel of series
  • presenting wealth of information on a single page
  • Features:

  • print proof and web versioning

  • The Box art salon series

    Project:

  • poster design
  • Challenges:

  • design in keeping with feel of series
  • presenting wealth of information on a single page
  • Features:

  • print proof and web versioning

  • terminalbarbershop.com

    Project:

  • basic web site for oldest barber shop in Toronto
  • Challenges:

  • conveying the mood of the shop
  • working with custom code libraries in PHP
  • Features:

  • custom photography
  • antique design
  • Result:

  • significantly increased shop traffic
  • shop visited by the Prime Minister of Canada!

  • beverleyhawksley.com v3.0

    Project:

  • artist site
  • Challenges:

  • simple minimalist feel
  • simple ease of use
  • retain legacy artworks database
  • database generates raw php script
  • Features:

  • recent works menu
  • familiar navigation
  • focus on artworks
  • use of previous database system in filemaker pro

  • duncanross.ca v1.0

    Project:

  • corporate site for Duncan Ross Architect
  • Challenges:

  • mysql database of projects and project photos
  • professional design
  • copy editing
  • photo compilation and formatting
  • Features:

  • site written in php with custom code libraries
  • open-ended programming architecture for future expansion
  • gallery of architecture projects with photos
  • user contact form

  • framingplace.net v2.0
    algonquinartcentre.com v2.0

    Project:

  • merging Framing Place & Gallery and Algonquin Art Centre sites
  • creating Flash/PHP/MySQL/QuickTime
  • adapting Microsoft VB/ASP
  • cross-referencing two businesses and their assets
  • Challenges:

  • adapting legacy code
  • adapting and expanding database structures
  • balancing equal interest in two diverging, yet related, web sites
  • Features:

  • Flash intro splitter with QuickTime intros to both sites
  • easy activation of interstitial ad, announcing current events
  • Flash banner ads enable further cross-linking
  • database integration allows calendar & also artists/artworks to be shared between the two sites

  • Algonquin Art Centre: artists & artworks database

    Project:

  • artists & artworks database for the Algonquin Art Centre
  • PHP/MySQL database scripting
  • image processing
  • Challenges:

  • adapting legacy database
  • merging content from Framing Place & Gallery
  • image formatting
  • Features:

  • comprehensive info on local area artists & artworks
  • beautiful images of paintings and bio photos
  • open-ended data structure
  • various search options

  • dairylaneheights.ca

    Project:

  • sales web site for Dairy Lane Heights condominium project
  • site written in Flash/HTML/PHP/CSS
  • Challenges:

  • Organization of the sales literature and suite plans
  • Winter photography of Phase I building exterior
  • Features:

  • Suite Selector (Flash) 3D virtual suite navigator
  • Slide show of images of Phase I interior, exterior and window vista views
  • Easy, intuitive exploration of suites and condo features

  • Quinlan Road e-card
    Loreena McKennitt "An Ancient Muse"
    english & french versions

    Project:

  • adapting the QuickTime promo movie into a Flash movie
  • gathering assets, programming & construction, publishing
  • Challenges:

  • balancing file size against visual/audio quality
  • coordinating communications with international team
  • Features:

  • formatted with respect to previous QR e-cards
  • bilingual versioning
  • stereo sound

  • Algonquin Art Centre: one minute video tour

    Project:

  • video tour to promote the AAC
  • MiniDV footage to QuickTime final
  • Challenges:

  • appropriate tone in writing narration
  • packing vast content into one minute
  • Features:

  • custom editing, voiceover talent, music, audio post
  • colour & gamma correction
  • compression for three different bandwidths

  • Framing Place & Gallery: one minute video tour

    Project:

  • video tour to promote the FPAG
  • MiniDV footage to QuickTime final
  • Challenges:

  • appropriate tone in writing narration
  • packing vast content into one minute
  • Features:

  • custom editing, voiceover talent, music, audio post
  • colour & gamma correction
  • compression for three different bandwidths

  • maguspaper7.ca

    Project:

  • web portal for Magus Paper #7 film project
  • site written in Flash/XML/HTML/PHP
  • Challenges:

  • sensitive subject matter of a tribute/dedication site
  • installation of database-driven online forum
  • Features:

  • easy-to-update content via FileMaker Pro
  • Flash slide show
  • QuickTime movie trailer display in three resolutions
  • phpBB2 bulletin board system

  • ephemeralgreen.com

    Project:

  • web portal for ambient musician & painter Mark Connors
  • site written in Flash/XML/HTML
  • Challenges:

  • album cover animation concept
  • elegance in design
  • Features:

  • easy-to-update content via FileMaker Pro
  • fast load time

  • hawksleyworkman.com Treeful of Starling launch

    Project:

  • official web portal for musician Hawksley Workman
  • session-based site in Flash/XML/PHP/MySQL
  • Challenges:

  • adapting legacy code
  • expanding database
  • Features:

  • friendly GUI for managing fan accounts
  • community poetry wall
  • Flash movie video trailer for album promotion

  • Queen St North: 88 second video tour

    Project:

  • video tour to promote record store
  • MiniDV footage to QuickTime final
  • Challenges:

  • appropriate tone in writing narration
  • packing vast content into 88 seconds
  • Features:

  • custom editing, voiceover talent, music, audio post
  • colour & gamma correction
  • compression for three different bandwidths

  • Queen St North: Database Organization

    Project:

  • record & clothing store database system for customers, distributors, products, special orders
  • Challenges:

  • adapting manual spreadsheet system to integrated, automated database system
  • ease of use for store employees
  • open-ended architecture, yet highly specific usage
  • Features:

  • auto-generate outgoing orders & customer email notifications
  • easy catalog importing

  • beverleyhawksley.com v2.0

    Project:

  • artist site
  • Challenges:

  • gallery feel
  • inviting, yet neutral
  • artwork organization & integration with custom database
  • Features:

  • xml artwork database
  • live pricelist
  • viewable images for all artworks, including zoom
  • easy updates of standard web site info via filemaker pro/xml
  • innovative navigation
  • exhibition flyers on entry
  • artist diary

  • Beverley Hawksley: Artworks Database

    Project:

  • artworks inventory database for business and web site
  • Challenges:

  • complete survey of extant works
  • tracking work prices and locations
  • artwork data collection & organization
  • Features:

  • xml output for web site
  • ease of use in filemaker pro

  • lightbodyhealingtouch.com

    Project:

  • spa services web site
  • Challenges:

  • organizing & differentiating the therapist's many talents
  • serious approach to esoteric services
  • Features:

  • introduction to health, wellness & esoteric services
  • live pricelist
  • easy updates of standard web site info via filemaker pro/xml
  • interesting health & wellness information encourages returning traffic

  • headtofootspa.com

    Project:

  • spa services web site
  • Challenges:

  • calm, soothing design
  • soft introduction to spa environment
  • effectively selling spa services & beauty products
  • Features:

  • gentle welcome
  • live pricelist
  • easy updates of standard web site info via filemaker pro/xml
  • interesting health & wellness information encourages returning traffic

  • karlmohr.com v4.0

    Project:

  • musician web site
  • Challenges:

  • adapting legacy code
  • creation of multiple databases that dynamically export flat XML files
  • Flash display of XML data files
  • Features:

  • hours of MP3 audio downloads
  • QuickTime music video downloads
  • opt-in CGI mailing list
  • music store & merchant gateway via multibeatrecords.com

  • geldart.ca

    Project:

  • sound editor site & giant film resume
  • Challenges:

  • work history organization via html
  • low bandwidth audio demo loads on entry
  • targeting film producers to the site
  • html clarity for client to continue updates
  • Features:

  • background audio loop via flash 'remote control' file
  • rotating flash header demonstrates previous projects
  • custom photos (ext)
  • categorized work history html pages including film poster images

  • Lush Tones: print collateral

    Project:

  • Lush Tones Recording Studio
  • Challenges:

  • slick, professional presentation
  • effective marketing
  • Features:

  • rack card - outside
  • rack card - inside
  • standard business cards
  • various posters

  • interdimensional.com: Flash intro

    Project:

  • Flash intro for record label web site
  • Challenges:

  • to give news of recent manufacturing of vinyl records
  • conjuring the atmosphere of the music on the label
  • spinning the company logo on a virtual turntable
  • Features:

  • streaming background audio derived from music on the label
  • intense visual flash animation
  • ability to easily update for newly-released material
  •