Category Archives: Developer
Late January 2013 I bumped into another ex-VCCP’er (Here’s a link to VCCP) who was now working at Radley Yelder. They do more than few Annual Reports each year. They are also a .NET house. This was an opportunity to brush off my C# skills and get involved in a project with some substance after doing the ad agency thing for so long.
iframe, jQuery and Raphaël js.
In November 2012 I left an amazing bunch of people and a comfortable job at VCCP to start freelancing. Another ex-VCCP’er Sarah Bainbridge said come and help out at TBG Digital. They were busy building Facebook pages in the run up to Christmas.
Before Niggles & Narks, in 2009, VCCP created an interim look and feel for O2’s broadband offering. This was fairly much a scribbly line drawing of a house with an equally scribbly headline. O2 wanted to show their broadband deals in-store, so I was teamed with a freelance Copywriter (Hi Dianne :-)), and we went about creating a sequence of screens for 19" touchscreens. Expanding and animating this simple identity.
The YouTube Masthead is the large expandable banner on their homepage. Advertisers are encouraged to use YouTube video content using Doubleclick’s YTPlayer component. The launch of O2 Priority Sports showcases VCCP’s beautiful TV ad filling the whole 970 x 500 pixel space.
Microsoft were announcing new features for Hotmail for what they called Greymail. That’s all the unwanted newsletters and the like that’s not spam and filling up your inbox. So VCCP decided to make a Kinect game for the various Hotmail events that Microsoft hold at Universities and the like. Our Creative Tech had done a quick prototype and it was decided that the game would be written in ActionScript and published as an Adobe AIR app.
I recently ran this blog’s homepage through W3C’s Markup Validation Service. There were five errors. Two of them repeating over and over again as they where in posts pushing the total errors to a scary 36! A bit of Googling revealed that they were pretty common. Below are the tweaks I added to pass with flying colours ;-).
Last July I had the pleasure of creating my second Silverlight app for Microsoft Advertising (You can read about the first one here) while working at VCCP. This Silverlight tool lets you view and filter videos from the Ad Vision series in an easy to use and visually engaging way.
I’m posting about another bit of simple jQuery. It’s a double whammy of crossfading feature images and a carousel of information boxes. These kinda things are popular at the moment so here it is :-)