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Leica distributor, Hudsons, launch new eCommerce store

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A new eCommerce site for Leica distributor Hudsons.

A new eCommerce store for Hudsons.

Construction and surveying professionals regularly turn to Hudson’s dedicated team of experts to find the best laser and safety equipment for their projects, fleet hires, instrument servicing and training.

During 2018 Hudsons acknowledged that they needed a new eCommerce store to accommodate the huge range of equipment that they now stock and so they appointed dpc to design and build a new store for them.

Shopify was chosen as the platform and then (following our proven process) we wire-framed, and then designed and built the new store. The end result is a stunning store with a design and user experience firmly aimed at surveying professionals and the construction industry.

The tasks we completed:

  • Wireframes/IA
  • Design
  • Theme build
  • Shopify set up and configuration
  • Bespoke product pages developed
  • Payment gateway configured
  • Shipping configured, notifications designed and configured
  • Product data exported from legacy system and imported into Shopify
  • Copywriting and content population
  • Testing and setting the site live

The site was built on Shopify.

https://hudsons-uk.net

dpc are hiring!

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dpc are hiring... are you the right fit for us?

We are on the lookout for an exceptional project manager and a front end developer.

Our new digital project manager will play an essential role in our agency. This is a role to primarily assist our clients in the day-to-day running of projects, and managing our development and UX teams.

The exceptional individual will have an in-depth understanding of managing digital projects, and will have had a few years (or more) experience in managing multiple online/digital projects with multiple clients. They will be proficient in using modern project management tools. In addition the ideal candidate will be highly organised, an excellent communicator, but also have a broad (top level) experience of management of developers.

Knowledge of applying agile thinking and methods to traditional project delivery

Also, we are looking for a young, enthusiastic, creative, and ambitious front-end developer, who shares our passion for usability, technology, attention to detail and great code.

The ideal candidate will also have an eye for great UX too and understand how to bring great ideas to life online.

As a front-end developer you will be part of a small team working on small to large web builds, right through from planning, development and implementation. If you have some back-end skills as well then even better.

Check out the roles in our jobs section: https://dpc.agency/join-us/ 

Please only apply if you think you would like to work for a forward thinking, fun, ambitious, energised, and slightly different agency.

Developer (Front-end)

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Developer (Front-end)

Experienced web developer

The team at dpc need a front end web developer (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery and AJAX).

DPC is a growing agency, and we have ambitious plans. An opportunity has now arisen for a front end developer to join our team to work across the online side of the business.

We are looking for a young, enthusiastic, creative, and ambitious front-end developer, who shares our passion for usability, technology, attention to detail and great code.

The ideal candidate will also have an eye for great UX too and understand how to bring great ideas to life online.

As a front-end developer you will be part of a small team working on small to large web builds, right through from planning, development and implementation. If you have some back-end skills as well then even better.

Working from our office in Guildford, (with some days working from home) you will be developing websites for both large multinational brands as well as medium sized businesses.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing company, and gain invaluable experience with multiple platforms and tools such as Umbraco, Nopcommerce, WordPress, and Shopify.

This role is initially a fixed term contract with the view to becoming full time, depending on the applicant and experience.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent frontend skills using HTML5 and CSS3 and Javascript
  • Excellent understanding of creation of responsive layouts
  • Experience of JavaScript, JQuery, Angular JS, Ajax and similar technologies
  • Understand web standards development
  • Understand front end performance techniques
  • Cross-browser and platform development experience with particular focus on responsive design
  • Ability to translate a static layout (wireframes, Photoshop mock-ups, Axure prototypes) into a working application
  • Experience of dealing with cross-browser compatibility requirements

Nice-to-have:

  • Experience in back end development
  • MVC development
  • Experience of service/API integration with 3rd parties
  • .NET/Umbraco experience
  • WordPress development
  • Shopify Liquid code experience
  • DNS management
  • Good communication skills an advantage
  • Customer service/client service skills an advantage
  • Happy to work as part of a young team

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (depending on experience)
  • Ongoing career development, including relevant training courses
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Guildford / South East location

This is a chance to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding company and perform a key role within many of the projects.

The vacancy is for a full-time position, based at our studios in Guildford, but we are very willing to entertain part-time, freelance, or job sharing, so if you can only manage three days a week, please apply anyway.

The main importance for us is to get the right people, we can work the hours out around you.

Send us a CV with details of projects you have worked on.

Salary: depending on experience

Plastic Generation: trying to help save our planet from plastic destruction

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A site highlighting the damage caused to our world by plastic & the steps being undertaken by some to change things.

Plastic Generation: trying to change the way we treat our world.

With the turn of the new year dpc are immensely proud to announce the launch of a new site that we hope will make a difference to our gorgeous world: Plastic Generation is a news site highlighting the damage caused to our world by plastic and importantly, the steps being undertaken by some to change things. It was the brainchild of a few business owners who want to make a difference.

Plastic is everywhere, if we wanted to go plastic free we simply couldn’t. It’s in our clothes, our seas, our cosmetics, our transport, our homes and it’s firmly embedded in our food chain.

Most people proudly declare their plastic stance pointing to their recycling efforts, it makes them feel good and ticks a box for them. The reality is though that most (91%) of plastic is too contaminated to recycle, so it’s either incinerated or chucked in landfill.

Surely we can and should do more, the legacy we are leaving is not a good one.

Plastic Generation is about discovery and understanding, it will try and educate ourselves, call out the bad guys and highlight the good ones.

We are immensely proud to be working with such a brilliant organisation and are trying to make a difference to our incredible planet, which we seem to be intent on destroying with our need for plastic.

The site was built on WordPress.

https://plasticgeneration.com

British Veterinary Association choose dpc.agency as their digital partner

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British Veterinary Association choose dpc.agency as their digital partner.

British Veterinary Association choose dpc.agency as their digital partner.

BVA is the national representative body for the veterinary profession in the UK, a not-for-profit organisation so all money made is reinvested to serve the veterinary profession.

They are the only UK veterinary association that looks after the interests of all vets in all disciplines. They have more than 17,000 members and the association is able to provide a voice to represent members on a legislative basis, and provide services to support them.

After a competitive pitch the BVA have appointed dpc to work with them to ensure their website and digital activities remain at the forefront of the “not for profit” sector, and that their website and digital content perfectly serves their membership.

We are immensely proud to be working with such a brilliant organisation and are looking forward to making a real difference to the organisation.

5 Reasons every company NEEDS a Christmas party

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5 Reasons every company NEEDS a Christmas party

5 Reasons every company NEEDS a Christmas party

As you may know, Team dpc like to “work hard to play hard”, and this years Christmas party is no exception!

This year has seen dpc launch over 30 new websites and e-commerce stores, 12 digital marketing campaigns and welcome 5 lovely new team members. All while remaining committed to our weekly Friday afternoon pub lunches amassing to a healthy 104+ bottles of sauvignon blanc… and that is just one of our UX designer’s, Emma’s, tab!

dpc truly believes that a rewarded workforce makes for a happy client base and a healthier bottom line.

That got us thinking, what benefits are there to a company Christmas party?
More specifically, what makes it worth the hangover in the morning?

There is sometimes a negative perception of company Christmas parties, fuelled by pinched pockets, relaxed inhibitions, office gossip and inappropriate photocopying (no names mentioned)!

However, it is important not to underestimate the benefits that can be delivered through the excessive wine guzzling and competition for the most deliberately garish festive jumper.

A company Christmas party can be a great way to re-energise the workforce, celebrate success and reflect on the year’s achievements before the start of a productive new year. It seems shocking, then, that 32.3% of employees do not have an office Christmas party, according to a recent survey.

Here are 5 reasons why your company should have a Christmas party:

1. It unites employees, bringing them closer together

It is all too easy to forget that your fellow employees spend their time doing a lot more than just their job, and if you don’t spend time with each other outside of work, there is probably a lot you don’t (and shouldn’t) know about each other, although this is easily solved with a few jaeger bombs.

Christmas parties can bring the workforce together, strengthening team dynamic in a friendly and relaxed environment, promoting good conversation and a night of stress-free fun!

These experiences aren’t to be underestimated; shaky video footage of a slightly tipsy colleague attempting to chat up the bartender makes a great fuel source for further embarrassment and insult down the line.

2. It provides an opportunity for reflection

A company Christmas party is a great opportunity for reflection. Talk about the year’s success, and how you can do things better in 2019. It is also a great opportunity to reiterate company values and mission, although we don’t recommend telling your clients how great you are via those drunken text messages. Airplane Mode it is then.

3. Motivate employees for the year ahead

A Christmas party can be a great tool for motivating your employees. It is a perfect reminder that although problems often arise in business, once dealt with appropriately, you can come together as a team and for the night at least, forget and move on. Thanks vodka.

4. Christmas parties don’t have to be absurdly expensive

A Christmas party doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. For the average UK employee, a Christmas party budget of £75 a head works out at less than 0.025% of their salary. It is worth knowing however, 28% of employees thought their employer could do more for the company at Christmas, so try not to be too tight..!

Believe it or not there are also tax benefits to hosting an Office Christmas Party! Even HMRC wants you to let your hair down and have a good time!

5. It is an opportunity to create stories

Depending on how big you go (how much you all drink), a Christmas party is perfect for creating those embarrassing stories (or god forbid, photos) that come back to haunt your colleagues again and again for years to come.

As Christmas speedily approaches, we are proud of our achievements of 2018, and look forward the exciting year ahead, and the opportunities it may bring to advise, assist, and evolve businesses who require a digital facelift in 2019.

As for our party, all is set for a outrageous night.
From all of us at dpc, have a very, Merry Christmas.

P.S. – We’re curious, what have you got planned for Christmas?

Developer (.NET)

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Developer (.NET)

Experienced .NET developer

Freelance Developer? Self-managing, creative thinker?

If you’re in the market, keep reading..

After a fantastic 2018, and starting 2019 with a bang, and DPC are looking for brilliant and passionate freelance developers to complement our already awesome team of experts.

We offer a steady stream of development work across a range of sectors and business areas – we encourage you to introduce new and progressive technologies, and ensure we keep pace within the ever-evolving digital landscape.

It’s safe to say; corner cutting or lazy devs need not apply 🙂

We are specifically interested in talking to people with experience in one or more of the following development areas: ASP.Net | MVC | C# | Umbraco CMS | NopCommerce

Personality is as important to us as competency, so a client centric, approachable nature is absolutely key.

Feel free to drop us a line to discuss further – all questions welcome.