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Web Design for the Visual Artist Shirazeh Houshiary

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We've been working closely with the visual artist Shirazeh Houshiary, designing a new website to portfolio the London based artist's paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, and animated films.

Houshiary's career now spans four decades, including solo and group exhibitions, commissions, and public artworks.

Houshiary has exhibited globally including exhibitions in the UK, USA, China, Italy, India, France, Netherlands, Austria, Canada, Iran, Singapore, Colombia, Ukraine, Australia, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Morocco, Brazil, Czech Republic, Portugal, and New Zealand.

Pieces by Houshiary are held in museum and public collections including the Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal British Council Collection, London, UK British Museum, London, United Kingdom Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, UK Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France, Institute d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA, Qatar Museum Authority, Qatar, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, Solomon R. Guggenheim Musuem, New York, NY, USA Tate Collection, London, UK, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK, Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We've worked with Houshiary to redesign and expand upon the website we first built with Houshiary in 2007.

The new website we've designed for Houshiary is based on the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) using a heavily customised HTML5 and jQuery theme, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), Custom Post Types, HTML5 Full Screen API Integration, Custom Cursors, Custom Slideshow Integration, HTML5 Video Integration with Custom Player, HTML5 Event API Integration, HTML5 History Integration, and ImageMagik replacement of the standard Wordpress Image handling for colour correction.

The new Shirazeh Houshiary website also now offers visitors a Responsive Web Design (RWD) which allows for the Shirazeh Houshiary website's content to be predictably delivered irrespective of device e.g. desktop browser, notebook, tablet or smartphone.

The website's new WordPress CMS allows Houshiary's team to easily login to the Shirazeh Houshiary website to add new images, pages, and copy, to keep the website up to date with Houshiary's expanding portfolio.

To find out more about our web design projects please head over to the Web Design area of our website!

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David's Tent PAAM Volunteer Recruitment and Management Software App

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Founded in 2012, David's Tent hosts an annual festival which attracts thousands of people every year from all over the world; crossing over different denominations and church expressions; to worship together at the 72-hour non-stop festival.

Each year 500 volunteers join David's Tent as Team Builders, volunteering to help the event run smoothly by getting involved with everything from registration, campsite stewarding, site build and takedown, stage production, transport, security, arena stewarding, communications control, hospitality, merchandise and retail, traffic and parking, sound technicians, drivers and runners...

Hotbox Studios' PAAM Software App is now helping David's Tent by providing:

  • A cloud based PAAM Offsite staff recruitment and management system.
  • Easy uploading of event information.
  • Simplified event volunteer processing.
  • Grouping of volunteer roles.
  • Pre-event shift selection and allocation.
  • Customisable and consolidated email messaging and templates.
  • Volunteer performance tracking.
  • Event planning including system exports.
  • Integrated SMS messaging.
  • Fast one-click database searches.
  • Customisable system branding.

Plus much more!

Visit PAAM to find out more about our cloud based event recruitment and management solution!

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Web Design and Digital Marketing for Universal Marina

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We've been working closely with Universal Marina designing a new website and implementing digital marketing solutions for the Hampshire based marina.

Based on the River Hamble in Hampshire, Universal Marina is an independent marina offering berthing and dry stacking for over 350 boats. In addition, Universal Marina offers leisure activities including restaurants, a wellness centre, water sports, a fishery, accommodation, plus houses over 35 commercial tenants including offices and workshops.

The website we've designed for Universal Marina is based on the WordPress Content Management System (CMS) with a custom branded theme, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF), and Custom Post Types. The WordPress CMS allows the Universal Marina team to quickly and easily login to the Universal Marina website to add new products, pages, images and copy.

The Universal Marina website offers visitors a Responsive Web Design (RWD) which allows for the Universal Marina website's content to be predictably delivered irrespective of device e.g. desktop browser, notebook, tablet or smartphone.

The Universal Marina website also offers background video editable via the WordPress CMS, Custom Contact Forms using Gravity Forms, integration with the Universal Marina CRM, integrated Google Webfonts and Image Gallery.

To assist with promotion of the new Universal Marina website we've integrated Universal Marina’s social media channels and Yoast SEO for site wide SEO.

Last but not least we've provided the Universal Marina team with full WordPress Content Management System (CMS) onsite training.

To find out more about our web design projects please head over to the Web Design area of our website!

Web Hosting upgrade for all Websites, Ecommerce, and Cloud Software Apps

Web Hosting upgrade for all Websites, Ecommerce, and Cloud Software Apps

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

You may have noticed that your website, ecommerce solution, or cloud software application hosted with Hotbox Studios has become a little faster recently...

If you have, its because we’ve been working hard behind the scenes here at Hotbox Studios designing and implementing a brand-new web hosting infrastructure for our all of our website, ecommerce, and cloud software clients!

We've always been very proud of our hosting infrastructure, it's speed, security, reliability and redundancy.

Our previous infrastructure was installed in 2012, and apart from a few modifications and upgrades along the way, the solution has looked after our clients incredibly well. That said, in the technology sector 6 years is a very long time, meaning it was due an upgrade!

Our new hosting infrastructure is now fully operational, based on state of the art cloud architecture thus offering improvements across the board including faster response times, higher levels of security, reliability, and redundancy.

Our web hosting infrastructure has always been and still is in a UK data centre; offering multiple availability zones designed and managed in alignment with best security practices and IT security standards. Our web hosting complies to assurance programs including SOC 1/ISAE 3402, SOC 2, SOC 3, FISMA, DIACAP, FedRAMP, PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 27018.

If you would like to find out more about our new web hosting infrastructure you can find a full breakdown on our Hampshire Web Hosting page.

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