Before explaining anything about Wise Web Solutions (”Wise Web”), I must introduce myself. I am Martin Sweeny, the man behind this brand. I am a creative developer and designer. I love to see how I can use digital technology as an artform, through design and code. Watching my skills advance and products grow as I work on new and more inspirational projects is one of my favourite things.
Wise Web is a project I started to catalyse my creative and productive goals. Through Wise Web, I offer branding and identity design, web development, and social/internet marketing. I also offer web hosting services for clients who are interested.
Immersive Design Studios (”IDS”) offers cutting edge presentation services. Their presentations include fascinating and compelling technology such as 360 degree screens.
Theirs is a one-page website with a contact form and a gallery.
IDS also needed, along with their website, a tool to present images and videos to their clients, as well as share files with them. Their system required two sides: an administration side, and a client side.
The clients may download specific files, and view a generic slideshow including images and Vimeo videos. This slideshow is the same for all clients.
The administrative side allows those at IDS to manage users, downloadable files, and slideshow slides. Key features include: specifying which users can download specific files; extracting Vimeo videos via URL; and the ability to rearrange slides through an intuitive drag-and-drop functionality.
Smile is basically two brothers who offer green window washing services. They had a very small budget and so a single page website with basically no functionality was agreed to be the best solution.
They wanted simply a logo on white with text, but I had to add a little spark! So, with no images and only two paragraphs of information, I relied heavily on nice typography and pleasant textures to make the site still feel full.
This project is still being worked on.
Bespoke Mobility is a project started by a friend of mine. They are aiming to create an intelligent communication network, so that end users can receive relevant information. Such information includes realtime traffic updates, public transit schedules, weather information for specific hot spots etc.
When I met with them, they had little branding done. I only had a business card and some text copy to work with. I created for them a basic but pleasant and professional looking website.
This is a project I did for a friend of mine, Hamza, which was never finished or even named. It is pretty interesting and so is worth showing.
It was meant to be something like a cross between Twitter and Craigslist. Users may post anything they like, and it will be updated realtime.
Searching through posts is instant: as users type, the list of posts will hide those that don’t match the search parameters. Posts may also be tagged, so that they may be organized more thoroughly. When selecting a tag, a user may type tags or select them from a dropdown using the same UI component (similar to Google Maps)
Posting is also done through the same form, so as a user is typing a new post, they will see if there are already posts like theirs.
Les Macons Patrimoniaux do high class residential masonry restoration. I was hired to create an 'under construction' page.
They told me they wanted something elegant but had no ideas nor any branding. They gave me a business card and I created what I could from that.
Ghetto Blaster is a hip hop / ska punk band from Toronto. They needed a website to help get themselves out there, and had a very small budget (free!). Fortunately for them, they are one of my favourite bands so I decided to help them out.
The design is still pending approval, but it is intended to be built on Wordpress.
This project is still being worked on.