Portfolio

We have done a wide range of website projects in the past couple of years, and here are a few to give you an idea of our work. 

Fair Hiring Project - Courses Website

This project started as an enquiry for help with design which turned into a fairly technical website delivery for this specialist online training company.

After initial discussions with the client we conducted a short technical feasibility investigation to ensure the original plan was possible using the intended technology. After this we moved forward with the site build to integrate a 3rd party API server side and provide a seamless user experience.

We handled the technical discussions with the service provider to ensure the project moved as quickly as possible and ensure the client's requirements were fully understood, whilst ensuring the client was also kept in the loop and was able to understand the technical negotiations.

  • Consultancy
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Development
  • Research
  • Quality Assurance

"I cannot recommend ToucanStar strongly enough. They have broader technical knowledge and a very easy human touch that would be envy of most conventional developers and designers.

My other stakeholders have been very complimentary about ToucanStar to the effect of “lord you have those guys on your side - or we’d all be stuck”."

Olivier Vidal
Founder of Fair Hiring Project

  • PHP
  • Versal API integration
  • Essential Grid
  • Membermouse Configuration

Ballamoar Campsite - Bookings System Website

We started this process with a long conversation in which we worked out what it was that Steve needed to make the admin side of the bookings as simple as possible. Once we understood his challenges, we had several brainstorming sessions to come up with the best solution - that is all behind the scenes however.

The fun part is the website itself, with the iconography to make it clear and engaging for potential campers, as well as an easy step by step booking process.

  • Brainstorming
  • Consultancy
  • Design
  • Development
  • Project Management
  • Testing
  • Quality Assurance

"A fantastic service, friendly, innovative and helpful when I needed it and at times that suited me. They knew how to take my business and make a site that reflected what we are. I would recommend them to anyone!" 

Steve Curphey
Owner of Ballamoar Campsite

  • Umbraco
  • uCommerce
  • .Net C#
  • Razor
  • HTML5
  • CSS3 Transitions & Animations
  • Sprites

Anahita Azrahimi - Infinite Scrolling Website

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As an artist, Anahita is very particular about the design of her website. The challenge for us was finding the right balance between the site being intuitive for the user and pleasing for the eye as well. Further, the design of the site is second to the paintings so it needs to be subtle to not take away from what this site is all about!

We used some awesome technologies such as the 'lazy loading' (infinite scrolling) on the homepage, a nice filter on the Paintings page and a sticky header. We started out with a prototype and then tweaked design and functionality from there.

  • Design
  • Prototyping
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Ideas
  • Technical Knowledge

"The team at ToucanStar is dedicated, hardworking, passionate and fun. They bring great vision to the table and take your ideas steps further.

If you are looking for awesome web developers don't look any further."

Anahita Azrahimi
Visual Artist

  • Wordpress
  • PHP
  • Lazy loading (infinite scrolling)
  • Custom post types
  • HTML5

Hamlin Fistula Nederland - Ecommerce / Charity Website

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Hamlin Fistula Nederland is a charity in the Netherlands which we believe in so we volunteered our time to redevelop their website.

We did a redesign of the website in 2013 which gave it a modern professional look. We did a design upgrade in 2014 to make the website fully responsive so that it works perfectly on desktop, tablet and mobile.

Our latest addition is an Ecommerce Webshop which has been integrated with PayPal and credit card checkout options.

  • Ecommerce
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Consultancy
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Quality Assurance

ToucanStar has been extremely helpful in realising the new website of Hamlin Fistula Nederland. ToucanStar is professional, client-oriented and flexible, furthermore a promise is a promise for them. You don't have to sit and wonder why the website is not finished on the date you agreed on, not only is it finished but it is exactly the website you wanted.

Annelies Barendrecht
CEO (Voorzitter) Hamlin Fistula Nederland

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Umbraco 7
  • uCommerce
  • .Net C#

Berger Picard Multi-Lingual Website

The website involved migrating the existing site, which was on a very old platform, to a new site with the latest technologies and a brand new design. As people from all over the world come to these breeders for the rare Berger Picard dog, it was essential for the site to be multilingual. 

The website is mostly visual (people love to see photos of cute puppies!) and informative with regards to the breed. There was an existing blog on an external blog site, that we have imported so it is now all within the one website, without losing the older blog articles. 

  • Research
  • Ideas
  • Design
  • Development
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Knowledge

"We are very happy with our new website. Having ToucanStar do our website has allowed us to showcase our dogs and the Berger Picard breed in a way we could not do before.

This breed has a global following so having the content multilingual was very important. The languages also reflect the geographical dispersion of our pups new homes!"

Hanny Terburg
Owner Van de Bovendijkse Hoeve

 

  • Umbraco 7
  • Multilingual - 4 languages
  • Automated import of blog items from previous blog, including image transfer
  • Responsive