Jul 12 2012

Eye Spy!

The S8080 team have been busy designing and building an exciting new campaign website for the National Assembly for Wales,  Democracy in Action in Wales.

Built in WordPress, an open source platform, the new site gives Welsh citizens the opportunity to win some pretty special prizes by taking photos of what the feel represents democracy in action in Wales – illustrating the power we have to change Wales.


Democracy in Action in Wales Website


You don’t need to be a photographer and you can use anything to take your photograph, including your phone. The panel of judges, including renowned photographers and filmakers will be picking the winnerss after the closing date, 31st of August 2012.

Get snapping, you could win a digital SLR camera or a photography course.




Jun 18 2012

Party in the park

We’re still waiting for the elusive summer to arrive but while we’ve been waiting we’ve put our time to good use by launching a shiny new website for one of our long standing clients, Lee Valley Regional Park.


The new site, using our own Microsoft .NET Content Management System, has been completely redesigned with a new user focused structure and includes user itineraries, events and news sections to keep visitors in ‘the know’ about all the fantastic offerings available at the park.

Why don’t you pay them a visit: www.visitleevalley.org.uk

Mar 12 2010

Keeping you in the air

We recently launched a large content managed website for TES Aviation Group – a large international, but Wales based aircraft engine management company.

For Matt and myself, it was one of those dream jobs – a fascinating subject, a great group of people and a thoroughly professional and forward looking organisation. One of the highlights of our initial alignment workshops was the tour of their vast facility in Bridgend, south Wales and getting up close to some of the most powerful engines in the world. A schoolboy dream.

We worked through our UX (user experience) processes, spending considerable time talking with the various teams in the organisation, gathering valuable insight into a very complex industry and its own unique set of interactions between client and supplier.

These interviews, combined with alignment sessions with the sales and marketing director and his team, user journey design, process mapping, competitor review and content audit meant we could design the IA (Information Architecture) and wireframe prototype matching the user’s’ needs tightly to TES’s business objectives.

Then our creative and interactive teams were let loose on the look and feel, extending their existing brand into online. The design was then wrapped around our content management system enabling the TES teams to keep their content up to date from anywhere in the world at any time of day or night (these guys travel a lot!).

The site is attracting a lot of industry interest as the analytics are already proving.

We look forward to a long and interesting relationship with TES. It is worth a visit just to see the most amazing (and valuable) coffee table in Wales – made of scrapped titanium aircraft parts.

Mar 4 2010

GoSafe launches!

The brand new GoSafe website for the Wales Road Casualty Partnership launched this week.

The site uses S8080’s bilingual English/Welsh CMS and features an interactive and searchable road safety camera map, lots of help on what to do if you have been caught speeding and advice for driving safely for all types of road users.

GoSafe recently rebranded, so we were able to offer a very cost effective ‘refresh’ of their existing website, rather than a complete new build.

The camera search application uses Google Maps to quickly show users the location of fixed, mobile and red light safety camera throughout Wales. Each precise location shows a host of data including the speed limit, collision and casualty figures.

The Dispelling the Myths section is a real eye opener – you can find out why cameras are placed at certain locations, and no, it’s not just to catch us out when we least expect it!

Dec 9 2009

Oneplace website launches

The Audit Commission’s Oneplace website goes live today.

Oneplace, designed by S8080 for the Audit Commission, lets you compare the quality of life in your area with the rest of the country.

Feb 26 2009

Back to School

We have worked with Welsh schoolchildren to create a game, allowing pupils to create their ‘perfect school councillor’.

The game was designed an built by our illustration and Flash teams, based on sketches and ideas from pupils at Ysgol Niwbwrch, Anglesey, after the Schools Councils Wales ran a competition to win prizes of up to £1000 for their school.

The youngsters’ ideas were amazing – and the presentation of their game was first class. We have heard that they are very happy with the end results. Tough customers indeed!