During the first half of 2016 I spent a great deal of time focused on a new project that would bring together two of the main aspects of my working life; web design and snowboarding.
For the past eight months or so, myself and 360 New Zealand business partner Richie Johnston have been working on evolving our virtual tour technologies to include an aerial perspective. This evolution went better than we could have imagined.
In 2012 I started New Zealand’s first virtual tour centred information website, 360queenstown-wanaka.com, working alongside the already established 360niseko.com. The first version of 360qw had a simple, easy-to-use design and a custom-made back-end platform. It had good content, but was limited in functionality and aesthetics. This has all changed now of course! With our small[…]
March 2015 saw the end of a five year period working with Niseko Academy as a Snowboard Trainer, Guide and their Communications Manager. Fortunately, my background knowledge and experience of the company and their products has allowed me to stay consulting for the Academy, through our digital media agency 360nz. In July this year we[…]
A few weeks ago we launched a new services-based website for 360 at the domain 360newzealand.com, built on the perpetually-developing CMS loved by many, WordPress. A year in the planning and a solid month in the making, this website feels like the biggest web design projects I’ve ever accomplished – not in terms of the[…]
Wow… that was a quick turnaround project! This past week I made some time for a little freelancing web design work. Local marketing freelancer Samuel White and event-organising guru Victoria Murry-Orr came to me one week ago, with a bit of a problem; “we need a new event website by next weekend”. They had a[…]
A large part of my work load over the past few months has been taken up with research and development of virtual tour technologies. We came across some new virtual tour software with the team at 360, and have been adapting it and tweaking it to fit our needs. The end result, is a more[…]
Every month or so I take a new 360 panorama that I’m rather proud of. Right now it’s this one… Autumn is such an amazing time of year to shoot in Wanaka. I’ve been thinking about this pano for a while – I actually drive past this spot every single day. But I’ve also been[…]
With summer in full flow down under, the team at 360queenstown-wanaka have been focusing heavily on mountain biking. Last summer we ran a weekly MTB condition report, which is still very much active. However this year, we’ve stepped it up with a huge number of new virtual tours of the local tracks and bike parks.[…]
Online contests have a few rather obvious purposes; brand interaction, content generation, and of course traffic! We’re now running a bi-monthly online contest at 360queenstown-wanaka. This iPhone Pano Contest is the second installment in the series, supported by NZ Shred snowboard shop in Queenstown. iPhone (or other smart phone) panoramas were to be submitted to[…]