Max Shearer Web designer • Front-end & WordPress developer

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Corsica Studios

The guys at Corsica Studios came to me a few months ahead of their 10th anniversary looking for a new site design. Their previous site was built on a seriously old version of Joomla, and had been subject to some hacked spammy links. I redesigned, and rebuilt the site from the ground up in WordPress. Visit site

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Treasured! 2012

Leeds City Museum came to Branded3 with a brief to create an interactive Facebook game to coincide with their Treasured! 2012 exhibition. There was quite a lot of JSON to play with, and jQuery didn't seem robust enough, so we decided to use Backbone.js to take care of the data manipulation. Visit site

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The Message

Interflora were after an application to allow customers to upload messages to their loved ones, which would then be included in their RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit. At Branded3 we built a custom CMS using the Zend Framework, and used jQuery and Stellar.js to display the messages with a parallax effect. Visit site

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Ipswich Gigs

Ipswich Gigs is a community that I had been involved with for a long time. From when I was in my first band, using the forum to socialise with other musicians in the area, to designing the final version of the site. Unfortunately, Ipswich Gigs has since disbanded as the owner decided that social networking had taken over the industry. View gallery

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Branded3 were approached by cult British make-up brand Illamasqua to completely redevelop their online presence. We combined Magento, WordPress and our own custom CMS built using the Zend Framework for an very robust all-in-one e-commerce and social solution. Visit site

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Following the acquisition of the domain name, Interflora tasked Branded3 with developing a resource to allow them to share their expert knowledge and advice. We built a custom WordPress theme utilising custom post types and custom fields for the final product. Visit site

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Following the success of our in-house Twitter petition application Twitition, we thought it would be time to refresh our Twitter-based competition app: Competwition. The branding needed to be kept similar to Twitition, but I modified the Cooper Black typeface to set it apart. Visit site

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One of my first tasks at Branded3 was to redesign and develop their website. The majority of the WordPress theme was developed in just one day, but has evolved hugely since. As this went live over a year ago, we have recently started to redevelop it to bring it in line with modern web standards. Visit site