Welcome to Excited State

Welcome to Excited State - our mission is to produce functional, beautiful websites that are a pleasure to use. We pride ourselves on the clarity with which we explain every part of the web development process. Please enjoy viewing our portfolio below.

We have a wide range of skills, backed up both with practical, commercial experience and academic study. We are as comfortable building a database to hold your content as we are considering how your users will browse that content or how it will be marketed online.

A list of our web design, development and support products can be found on the the Services tab.

Nooz Desk

Nooz Desk is a new way for Citizen Journalists to share content with major news agencies and is set up so they get paid for their efforts.

The website requires a specific type of user who has to apply to become a citizen journalist before having access to tools which allow them to create media packs for sale to news agencies. As such there is not much more than about the business pages visible to anonymous users, but plenty going on in the account pages if you care to apply.

Logo Design by Fergus Rae

skills used: user experience design; video implementation; checkout and product catalogue optimisation; full payment integration; browser compatability; file uploadlanguages: php; mysql & database design; html; css3; javascript & jqueryview website

Antrad Translations

Simple promotional site for a French to English translator, including in place page editing (really simple and slick)

Includes a bespoke translation engine with all button text defined during development by the client and an editing system that allows them to edit both the French and English versions of the pages

Also included consultancy on adwords and social media interaction

skills used: user experience design; browser compatability; adwords; bespoke translation enginelanguages: php; mysql & database design; html5; css3; javascript & jqueryview website

Percy Cottage

A site for a holiday cottage in Chatton, including an updatable booking calendar, visitor book comments inclusing a word cloud to define the customer experience, a map and an image gallery

skills used: user experience design; browser compatability; online mapslanguages: php; mysql & database design; html5; css3; javascript & jqueryview website

Love Your Larder

Marketplace e-commerce website allowing small food producers in the UK to connect with a national marketplace and allowing the general public to discover great food they may not have known existed.

The development of the website was an organic process as the underlying business developed. The business and supporting website enabled us to go through two exclusive business development programmes and the founder was nominated for a Guardian Mega Award.

NB - this site has undergone changes since the business took on a full time juinor developer although the principles underlying remain the same

Graphic Design by grabbins

skills used: user experience design; social network integration; checkout and product catalogue optimisation; full payment integration; search engine optimisation; browser compatabilitylanguages: php; mysql & database design; html; css3; javascript & jquery; ajax

The Black Bull Hotel

The Black Bull Hotel is a bed and breakfast, restaurant and bar in Wooler, Northumberland. The development is a brochurewear website with a small amount of content management support designed to fit the clients budget.

The website presents The Black Bull Hotel clearly and also includes attraction details supported by Google maps.

skills used: user experience design; dynamic maps; search engine optimisation; browser compatabilitylanguages: php; mysql & database design; html; css; javascript & jqueryview website