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Technically Squeaking is Futurate's new blog

The blog on this website is creaking a bit so we've branched out with a new endeavour called Technically Squeaking. Over the coming months we'll be posting articles related to website development, eLearning, digital marketing, software and project management.
We are initially focussing our attention on Google Analytics. We'll be posting fairly regularly and if you would like to be kept up to date, please follow us on Twitter.

Tue, 13/03/2012 - 11:52


 Yep, we are on Twitter and you can follow us at #futurateSS.

Mon, 20/02/2012 - 17:32

Great new IntegreatPlus website

Our new website for Yorkshire  based 'urbanists' IntegreatPlus has been unveiled at www.integreatplus.com.
The site is small and beautifully formed, just like the development team behind it.
We think this says it all:
"We are really pleased with the web site that Futurate developed for us. It looks fantastic and works beautifully. Futurate's customer service and development costs were also spot-on. I recommend them." Richard Motley, Director, IntegreatPlus

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 11:23

Woodthorpe Development Trust

Our new site for Woodthorpe Development Trust is now live - www.woodthorpedt.co.uk
Implemented from scratch in 6 intense weeks.  More news soon...

Tue, 20/12/2011 - 11:01

PTEG's Transport Works goes live

Transport Works, our new Drupal CMS powered website for the Passenger Transport Executive Group (PTEG) is now live.
The site is a key element in PTEG’s campaign to ensure that investment in regional transport networks continues against the back drop of economic austerity.
Transport Works represents the first time that the evidence base for investing in UK urban transport has been brought together on a single website.

Thu, 08/09/2011 - 16:10

New Drupal-CiviCRM website for the Association for Learning Technology

We have extensive experience of working with membership organisations that rely on income from members and sponsors for their growth, and on this basis we were recently commissioned by the Association for Learning Technology to redevelop their website.
www.alt.ac.uk is now live, and it’s another example of a Drupal powered webs presence, this time in combination with the popular Open Source ‘constituent relationship management’ system -  CiviCRM.
Key features of the site include.

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 14:52

Dudley Zoo and Gardens takes flight

Dudley Zoological Gardens brand new, Drupal powered website is now live at www.dudleyzoo.org.uk. The site has been designed to encourage footfall at the zoo while increasing revenue generation through the online sale of admission tickets and products such as animal adoption and ‘Be a Keeper’ experiences. Website traffic levels are currently exceeding 42,000 unique visitors a month, with people susequently travelling from all over the country to enjoy the animals, gardens and castle. Website features include:

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 12:44

Top marks from Devon

www.devonomics.info, our project for Devon County Council is now moving into its closing phases and as you can see their feedback has been resoundingly positive.....

Mon, 22/11/2010 - 18:29

The launch of our new Kuvvi system for Dudley Zoological Gardens.

We're delighted to announce the inaugural launch of Kuvvi, our innovative fund-raising system, for Dudley Zoological Gardens (DZG) in the West Midlands
This is a major deployment of our newly developed system and sees the first release of KuvviSponsor, KuvviMember, KuvviTicket and KuvviEvent to DZG’s visitors, supporters and staff.
An innovative business model means that DZG have had no upfront investment to make, as payment is in the form of a fees-percentage based on the revenue created by Kuvvi.

Tue, 31/08/2010 - 16:39

Wireframe Showcase - Home

In design, wireframes are useful because they help put the focus on important structuring issues before considering detail-oriented challenges. Wireframe Showcase is a site based on wireframes showing how designers transformed mock-ups into working designs. There is a short explanation of each piece and a chance to provide feedback or ask the designer questions through a comment form. Most of the websites grew out of digital mock-ups, which have the advantage of being easy to tweak and rearrange. The result is a pleasing and informative collection of wireframes.

Wed, 18/08/2010 - 08:26