Bedrock Embedded Systems

Smart Websites For Your Business

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About

It is equally important to work in your business and on your business.
A smart trendy website works with you on your business.
Bedrock Embedded Systems offer web development to meet your budget.
Each website we build is designed for purpose.
All our clients are on a unique journey.
We develop some websites free with a long term goal of revenue.
Some clients with a healthy turnover need a new trendy, mobile friendly website.

Service

Friendly service without the geek factor.

Images

Image processing for a stunning gallery.

Video/Audio

Embedded streamed Video and Audio.

JQuery/PHP

JQuery and PHP code for mobile friendly pages.

HTML/CSS

Lightweight hand coded HTML/CSS websites.

Repositories

Redundant & stable GIT revision control.

WordPress

WordPress development for great styling.

Ruby On Rails

Ruby On Rails development for complex databases.

Portfolio

A selection of websites developed in a variety of technologies to evaluate.
These are just here to get your thought process going. Your project will be unique.
Click here for more or click on an image to visit the website in a new tab.

Jungnickel Guesthouse

Jungnickel Guesthouse is a place where hearts are warm and where they go the extra mile to provide a pleasant stay. Jungnickel is located in Kimberley, the City of The Big Hole. The warm colours of this area are reflected in the website menu bar and the photo banner at the top of the page tells an immediate story about the establishment and surroundings.
Jungnickel Guesthouse

The green for the fonts are picked from the green water in the big hole and the slate grey walls of the hole is reflected in the selected menu item. The beautiful biscuit brown of the gravel road on the right is reflected in the menu bar. The main font was chosen to portray the Victorian style character and the sans font is modern and light.

The footer background is borrowed from the old website and the new main background is borrowed from the Ruby website. Therefore something borrowed and something new, both reflecting the mining theme and Victorian era of Kimberly.

On the home page the ‘less is more’ concept is followed and simple icons are used to inform the page visitor in an instant about the main facilities available. Most people will see the WiFi icon and move on to the Reservations page. The gallery and guest book pages use ‘old polaroid’ look-alike panels for photos. The pages are mildly mouse-interactive with CCS3 to let it feel alive.

The site was hand-coded from the ground up in HTML5 and CSS3. PHP is used to implement re-used partials for the menu, header and footer. The booking form is validated with PHP and transmitted to the guest and Jungnickel with PHPMailer. The site flows very well on mobile devices and for small screens the most important links are visible. Full browsing is available in the site map on the footer for all devices. Next time you visit Kimberley, you know exactly where to stay.

Mobile friendly test can be done here.

Crystal Cottage

Crystal Cottage is a very comfy and secure nest set in the very heart of Kommetjie village. This charming and unusual, gay friendly, fully self-catering holiday cottage is fully alarmed with secure off street parking. Visitors have their own remote and intercom system. Crystal Cottage has double volume ceilings and comprises of a beautiful bedroom complete with a French shower. A comfortable relaxing TV lounge with DStv, PVR and ADSL. A compact kitchen well equipped with all appliances and an outside patio with barbeque facilities.
crystal.cottage

This is a sleek new one-pager website using the Parallax One theme from ThemeIsle. The initial website is simple to get on air. Afterwards, most of the time is spent getting the content prepared and entered into the various pages. The colours chosen are subtle and match the atmosphere and beach theme of Crystal Cottage. This theme is very mobile friendly and looks great on a smart phone. For travellers it is important to be able to access a mobile friendly website in order to extract the most important information they require to book and an accommodation establishment.

The website allows for simple online bookings by sending an email to the host of the guest house. To confirm a booking and the cost of the accommodation, the hostess simply needs to tap reply on her email client. A unique advantage of a WordPress website is the facility to update it online. The hostess is also able to add content with a publisher account.

The less-is-more approach is prevalent for this website. Too much information will only let the visitor go elsewhere. The image gallery is used to say as much as possible about Crystal Cottage in an instant. A website like this can be delivered in one week if all the necessary images and content is available. Note the subtle icons at the bottom of the initial page, linking to the different travel sites where Crystal Cottage is registered.

Square Bookmarks

itssoo.me is our long-term public project for the Internet. We created it for ourselves to serve as a productivity tool and decided to go public with it. In the early days of the internet when bookmark synchronization for browsers and proper search engines were not around, we kept a local page handy with links to access most frequently used websites. A certain teenager came up with the idea of Squares. Why not keep a public page with squares for the websites, then you can reduce the clutter and have something colourful on your desktop? After all, this is the era of the logo.

itssoome

itssoo.me can be used as a home page or kept on your visible bookmarks. For mobile devices, it is easy to keep a bookmark on your phone desktop to launch your Internet Browser and load itssoo.me.

Mobile friendly test can be done here.

itssoo.me is deployed for South Africa (za.itssoo.me) and our next deployment will be itssoo.me for Africa (africa.itssoo.me). Our objective is to bring Africa together through the Internet. We are on a journey of discovering the web and found awesome on-line shopping sites serving a number of countries in Africa. These websites do not always show up on a search and often people miss the correct keywords in their search. We sniff them out and add them to itssoo.me. itssoo.me is free for the audience and paid for website owners. We have no ads or adlinks.

itssoo.me is built with Ruby On Rails, a little bit of JQuery, CSS and HTML. To support mobile devices, very little Java is used (speeds up page rendering). The itssoo.me code is engineered to be optimal and the entire content of the website is contained in a database. itssoo.me is designed to be clutter free and therefore text on the pages only show when mouse hover is detected. Data transfer is kept to a minimum.

Users are able to register free and create their own home pages with only the websites they use frequently. It is possible to upload your own private squares for the websites we don’t have yet. A back-end is available to track square clicks and browser type.


Technologies

We are most proficient in the technologies described below. However, we will try anything at least once.

Linux

Linux is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

git

Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed, data integrity, and support for distributed, non-linear workflows.

JQuery

jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.

MySQL

MySQL (“My Sequel”) is a relational database management system (RDBMS). In July 2013 it was the world’s most widely used open-source RDBMS.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the look and formatting of a document written in a markup language.

HTML

HyperText Markup Language, commonly referred to as HTML, is the standard markup language used to create web pages.

Ruby On Rails

Rails is a model–view–controller (MVC) framework, providing default structures for a database, a web service, and web pages.

WordPress

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL.

Contact

Contact Info

sales@bedrockembedded.co.za 076.052.9053 PO Box 22664, Scarborough, 7975, South Africa

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