This site was originally built by Urban Legend web in 2009 as a stamps show-case, and was re-built in June 2012 to become a fully-fledged e-commerce site.

It’s built on a customised version of the open-source platform OpenCart, which is based on PHP and MySQL. OpenCart allows the site owner, without needing any specialised technical knowledge, to easily add, and edit products, images, and information pages.

Philactica features collectible stamps from all over the world, and particularly Southern Africa, and lists more than 5000 stamps at the time of writing.

This site is for a Whangarei appliance servicing company, and is designed by Urban Legend web using the shell-lite WordPress theme as a base.

It is an information site which also allows visitors to send job requests via a jQuery-enabled form, and uses jQuery sliders to showcase both illustrative pictures of the company, and logos of the brands Electrotrade services.

It is coded in HTML5 using valid CSS, and offers both an original map showing Electrotrade’s coverage area, and a google map showing the company’s street location.

This site is for an innovative, forward-looking Dutch architecture company.

It is powered by WordPress, based on the AutofocusPro theme, with extensive customisation, including to the layout of the site’s categories, the site’s header, and with additional sidebars implemented.

The site’s home page behaviour has also been modified to give roll-over effects which indicate the post’s categories, and the behaviour of a slideshow function for individual pages has been customised by Urban Legend web.

A customised plugin, qTranslate, has been used to offer Dutch and English versions of the site. 

This site is for the Forestry Emissions Unit Trust.

Its design is by McGovern & Associates. It is coded into a custom WordPress theme by Urban Legend web.

It uses HTML5, features some custom jQuery, and lets its owners update a database by uploading an Excel file in the backend.

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This site is for a Hamilton-based town-planning consultancy.

It is built on the WordPress platform, using a theme custom-coded by Urban Legend web based on designs from Cube Media.

It uses a left-side horizontal menu customised with jQuery, and links section at page bottom controlled by customised widgets.

This site is for a NZ-government agency, FEUT, which manages carbon emissions for government-owned forests.

The site design is by McGovern & Associates, and coded into a custom WordPress theme by Urban Legend web.

The site is coded in HTML5, and features some custom jQuery in the Licensed Crown Forests section, and on the contact page. It also gives its owners the ability to update a forests database from an uploaded Excel file using a customised WordPress plugin.

It uses modern @Font-face coding to render the desired font family across platforms.

The Parrot PlaceThe Parrot place is an online pet shop, offering pet supplies, fish food, and specialising in supplies for birds.

It is WordPress-driven, and uses the E-commerce plugin for online sales.

Urban Legend web was contracted to create the collapsible menus on the left side of the site, and to make changes to the backend of the E-commerce plugin to clarify the display of categories. We also helped with some minor styling tweaks to the main menus.

Marblehead GalleryMarble Head Galley is a restaurant in Marblehead, Ohio, USA.

Urban Legend web was contracted to provide a calendar application which let the site owners enter daily dinner specials by month. We used an existing WordPress plugin, calendar, and incorporated it into the slider mechanism used on the front page of the site.

We customised the calendar plugin so that the current week’s specials only were shown, with a link to the full calendar month.  We helped to style the calendar, but weren’t involved in the design of the site itself.