Shelley’s Ghost was a project for the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, whose exhibition about the Shelley family required an online counterpart. One of the biggest challenges was how to handle the sheer volume and complexity of the exhibited materials which are on display, and to cater for the spectrum of potential visitors. Therefore, Surface Impression worked tirelessly to provide an organised and focused experience for scholars, whilst offering sufficient interactivity and usability for the general public.
Lewes Priory Trust
The Lewes Priory Trust website showcases the history, archaeology, and modern redevelopment of the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras, at Lewes in East Sussex. We built the website to tie in with the re-opening of the Priory Park, a landmark project with a budget of £800,000. The website supports the project’s aim to not only be a place of great beauty, but an educational resource and a hub for related academic research.
The Jewish Museum
This ambitious project is the museum’s public face while their building is being extended and redeveloped. The site contains events listings, news, interactive activities, extensive educational material, a shop, ecards and much more. Data is integrated with the museum’s collections and shop databases.
NHS West Sussex
The new website for the primary care trust in West Sussex. This extensive project saw us radically simplify and restructure the content, establish a consistent design and integrate with data feeds from NHS Choices. Workshops and training has been rolled out to scores of staff and results have been impressive. All undertaken on a tight budget too!
Accentuate is an umbrella programme for arts and sports in the lead up to the Parallel Games in 2012. There are 15 projects funded by Accentuate and these are represented on the site. Each project leader contributes events, photos and text to their pages through a dedicated interface and these are combined into a single stream on the Projects page.
Naturally the site is built to a very high standard of accessibility, with many techniques utilised to improve user experience.
An open exhibition run through the web for Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. The theme was “outsider art” and the project sought to include people who were generally marginalised in society. While work was being solicited, there was a system to help artists register and upload submissions and another system to help the gallery curators manage and select the pieces to exhibit. Now that the exhibition is open, the site is now dedicated to displaying the artwork to best advantage and an online sales module is being created.
Disability Arts Online
A wealth of articles, galleries, listings, features, multimedia and much more. Blogs from a wide range of artist contributors are a central to the site and material from social networks/platforms (Youtube/Twitter/Facebook) is integrated. Traffic has increased greatly since our “make over” was launched..
National Motor Museum, Beaulieu
A large site for the National Motor Museum featuring online collections display, accessible interactives, comprehensive content and much more.
My Peak Experience
My Peak Experience is an experimental site commissioned by the Peak District National Park Authority to try to combine aspects of social networking “Web 2.0” with the outdoors appreciation of the park itself. To that end, Surface Impression created a user-generated content site where visitors to the park share their photos, stories, videos and sound files in a “geolocated” web environment. Naturally the content is ideal for display through online maps which we delivered via the Yahoo Maps API (we also are adept at using the Google Mapping API).