Rick Giner, head of development for Giner Web and Data, has been building commercial websites, campaign sites and web applications for many years. Here are just some of the projects he has recently worked on.
Giner Web and Data are appointed long term by Australia Post to work on their new range of cutting edge web applications. So far in 2014 this has centered on a new range of consumer help tools to be released soon.
Australia Post is known for its industry-leading Agile software development process, using AngularJS and Java. All aspects of the projects we work on with Australia Post are Continuously Integrated with the build and test servers and a range of test suites are employed and run to ensure build quality is maintained.
More information will follow when the project is launched later in the year.
Giner Web and Data have been engaged by Melbourne digital agency Trout Creative Thinking to bring to life their vision for the 2014 Corrs Chambers Westgarth graduates website. The website is part of a larger campaign to attract young talent to the famous and well-respected lawyers firm, and showcases the benefits of becoming part of their team.
The campaign site featured a custom-written media channel to show videos from the partners and graduates from previous years talking about their experiences, and a well thought out and presented selection of pages showing the opportunities and culture that come with an appointment to their firm.
The site is beautifully presented, interactive and fully responsive as you would expect. Although it was built on an old Silverstripe CMS platform, this did not in any way affect the way Giner Web and Data was able to bring modern design trends to the finished website, like parallax background animations and full screen videos.
This was a prototype proof of concept. More info coming soon
Rick was freelancing with Visual Jazz Isobar when they acquired a brief to build Maybelline’s new blog site, and was keen to show that his expertise with the Worpress platform to build beautiful functionality into the classic CMS.
The site is fully responsive, and makes use of large blocks for easy use on tablets and other touch screens, bold colours and Maybelline’s identifiable style. The site is incredibly simple to use thanks to a well thought out User Experience, but powerful as well with an advanced search option to drill down to the exact topic you’re looking for – whether it’s a particular blogger’s profile, an opinion on an emerging trend, or what colours are in season right now.
This project required many hours of workshops with clients and users before we could deliver the proposed interaction spec and user journeys, and the development of the site evolved naturally and played out without any hitches after this groundwork.
You’ll see that the site is beautifully responsive across all devices and screen sizes, making good use of the space available to rearrange the page content and workflow to suit the device.
It was built in the excellent Adobe CQ5 CMS, with Rick Giner’s custom JS framework controlling the interaction and UI features including video players, animations, menus and tabbed functionality.
This project involved developing the iPad web application and their denim.davidjones.com.au website. The principal installation consisted of an HTML 5 application running chromeless on the iPad – connected wirelessly to a Node.js server running on a laptop that powered the 65″ monitor and flash camera application; designed to spread photos and promotions through social media. A great application making the most of the great technology we have available today.
The Porter Davis build was Visual Jazz’s first Flagship Responsive Design site, and Rick was one of two senior front-end developers who worked on this project over several months.
Rick Giner, head of devleopment at Giner Web and Data, was involved in a number of projects at Visual Jazz, leading front end projects and development teams, and providing support and consultation to the other developers. He was the principal Front End Developer for the ANZ and Sensis accounts and worked closely with a number of other clients delivering complete applications and campaign sites for Maybelline, David Jones, Porter Davis Homes, Medibank and several more.
Rick joined Valegro when it was still a very small company with just two developers. His ability to quickly grasp very complex code and deliver pixel-perfect standards-compliant translations of designs was noticed by our clients. Their productivity and the high quality solutions we were producing quickly earned them more projects and they were able to grow.
At the end of the assignment Rick led a team of seven, responsible for the on-going maintenance of a number of high profile websites and the creation and development of new sites and web applications.
This role allowed Rick to develop and maintain a variety of large content-driven websites. He supported existing sites and applications and was responsible for developing new features, applications and websites, leading the way with innovative ideas and creating and following market trends.
In addition to front and back-end web development, Rick was at times responsible for project management from the inception to delivery; managing the team in areas such as recruiting, training and job allocation; and general management responsibilities such as billing and business acquisition.
Valegro look after around 50 different clients hosted on a variety of platforms including bespoke website code as well as WordPress, and Joomla sites. Clients such as Crikey.com.au have over 3,000,000 page requests a day and so minimizing downtime and enhancing usability are of the utmost importance. Rick did this through monitoring and upgrading server architecture, as well as developing significant code breakthroughs such as an industry leading clustered database handler.
There are two arms to Crikey: the website and the Crikey Daily Mail, a daily subscription email service. Crikey editors are across thousands of online sources, from the most earnest to the most eclectic. If it’s interesting and newsworthy, chances are it’ll be on crikey.com.au.
Rick, founder and principal developer of Giner Web and Data, was responsible for running the team of developers looking after the Crikey website for 2 years between 2010 and 2012. During this period the whole site and daily newsletter was redeveloped to give it a fresher and more interactive feel.
Crikey is a large site with 3 million page requests daily. It requires considerable monitoring and frequent updates to remain in peak performance. Rick merged the Crikey and Crikey Blogs sites to more easily manage these upgrades, deployed changes to the database and web servers to improve efficiency, and continually updated the site with usability and performance enhancements.
National Australia Bank Group (the Group) is a financial services organisation with over 12,000,000 customers and 50,000 people, operating more than 1,750 stores and Service Centres globally.
Rick Giner, head of development of Giner Web and Data, created a series of e-learning applications as part of a project run by Savv-e. They ranged from adventure-like stories to simpler information presentations on infrastructure and policy.
The complexity of these projects came from the technology requirements issued by NAB. The features needed to be wide and engaging such as animations, audio sound-bytes, and roll-over image interaction; but the compatibility needed to extend to IE6.
Sputnik Agency is an integrated advertising agency dedicated to all forms of brand communication for major international clients such as Google, Mercedes, Nestle, Sanitarium, Save The Children, Government bodies and councils, and many more high profile clients.
Rick’s work with this agency included full life cycle development of new applications and websites and implementations of media strategies involving social media, conventional media and the Web; and support and ongoing development of existing sites, applications, and content management systems.
More recent projects
- Albury City Council
- ANZ InPrivate
- ANZ Live
- ANZ Priority Insights
- ANZ Wealth Perspectives
- Australia Post
- Building Commission
- Building Industry Comparative Index
- Business Spectator
- Buy Our Business (BOB)
- Canterbury Council
- Castellan Financial Consulting
- City of Stonnington
- City of Sydney
- Coffs Coast Conferences
- Coffs Harbour City Council
- Corrs Chambers Westgarth lawyers
- David Jones
- Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme
- Department of Veterans’ Affairs
- Dictionary of Sydney
- Education Program
- Elvy Ess
- Film Victoria
- GE Money
- Google Apps
- Google Chrome
- Google Flashback Facebook ap.
- Grand Strezlecki Track
- HIV/Aids Asia Regional Program
- HM Customs and Excise
- HM Revenue and Customs
- Johnsson and Johnsson
- Juniper Events
- Kimberly Foundation Australia
- Kit Digital
- Kogarah City Council
- Ku-ring-gai Municipal Council
- Lantern CMS
- Leading Company
- Life Saving Victoria
- Local Government Shires Association
- Make Your Home Green
- McKesson Asia Pacific Intranet
- Mental Health
- Merrilees’ Photos
- National Gallery of Australia
- National Water Commission
- North Sydney Council
- OKI Printing Solutions
- Ombudsman Victoria
- Plumbing Industry Commission
- Port Macquarie Hastings Council
- Porter Davis Homes
- Prahran Market
- Private Media
- ProBono Australia
- Property Observer
- Rose Grange
- Royal Life Saving
- Save the Children Australia
- Sensis Yellow Advertiser
- Sensis: Capture the Cover
- Sensis: Why White Pages
- Skate Ninja Dojo
- Skills Victoria – Real Skills Facebook Ap
- Smart Company
- Social Butterfly Google Chrome Extension
- Sputnik Agency
- Start Up Smart
- Super Monster Destroyer
- Sustainability Victoria
- Sydney Media
- The Christmas Tree Man
- The Power Index
- The Right Mix
- The Wine Liquidation Centre
- Trade Steel Online
- Vic ICT for Women
- Victorian Opera
- Visual Jazz Isobar
- Wagga Wagga City Council
- Weet-Bix / Allblacks