The use of Media as a product for this website was a good challenge to us. The integration of the media around an E-commerce platform was unusual and presented lots of opportunity to stretch our programming and design knowledge.
Wire Guild provide high quality video tutorials for wire wrapping jewellery making.
The brief for Wireguild was to say the least – Very Comprehensive! – we begin with a paid membership system which allows paying members to access “members only” areas of the site, this area includes:
- members forum and support system
- Online Monthly Video Tutorials
- Online Store for members
- Credit purchasing system to buy extra video tutorials
The technical aspects of this build were pretty extensive, we needed to provide an online video tutorial system to publish monthly videos on a set date, the video system is coded in way that lets the client upload videos at will and set the publishing date for those videos making the system a semi-automatic affair.
Admin can create video categories and set the videos as “monthly” or assign them to any category they choose. the videos are displayed in various ways throughout the site depending on the category being viewed.
members get to see one video free each month and as an added bonus they receive a site credit. This credit can be used to buy other videos available on the site, this system was engineered to allow members customise their own video library, it’s pretty flexible. This aspect of the site required massive custom coding to join an intricate web of functions and systems.
the site also incorporates a full online shop which supplies all the parts required to make the pieces shown on the tutorials.
This site while looking relatively sparse on the outside is one of our finest completed projects to date, massively complicated and yet easy to navigate for members, we’re proud of it to say the least and the many, many, many hours spent on this site were absolutely worth it.