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EAB has successfully completed an attractive responsive website providing information about the historic Gorhambury Estate in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Based on the open source Symfony framework and incorporating the eZ Publish content management system (CMS), the Gorhambury Estate website uses technologies such as HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery to provide a clean and attractive responsive design that displays well on small mobile phones, tablet devices and on larger desktop computers.

The website is updated frequently and not only provides news and maps of the estate but also information about properties on the estate that are available for rent.

With offices in St Albans, EAB has a long history of supporting local businesses, organisations and charities. Contact us to find out more!

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After many months of work, we’ve launched a brand new website for Victoria Fine Art to be the best for buyers of traditional and contemporary Fine Art in the UK - possibly the whole world!

Utilising jQuery and PHP for frontend and backend technologies we developed our own bespoke extension to the eZ Publish Content Management System (CMS) that implements a 'deep zoom' technique making it possible for visitors to zoom in on pictures to explore details, textures and brushwork like never before.

Zoom into painting detail

By customising eZ Find we’ve harnessed the powerful Apache Solr search engine to make it possible for art lovers to search for pictures by artist, title and categories of subject matter, size, period and price bracket.

The powerful new content management system makes it possible to curate artworks by artist, theme, period, country of origin, style - even size!

Victoria Fine Art manager, Jonathan Roberts says:

"We can’t wait to display our fabulous collection of literally thousands of beautiful, covetable paintings - many of them never before seen on the internet."

The elegant design work was provided by Sally Davidson, and our EAB Developer team led by Andy Caiger provided the bespoke software.

We are incredibly proud of this website.

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We are acting as ambassadors for the St Albans Business Biscotti meeting at the beautiful and prestigious Sopwell House Hotel. Business Biscotti provides networking opportunities for local businesses with no membership fee - just the cost of a coffee! It's also backed up by a national online network. Come and meet us there on the second Monday of every month...

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Our home improvement and construction client Herts Bifold Doors is delighted with a bespoke extension we created for their website: an online quote generator for their construction trade clientele to specify bifold doors for their customers and get accurate cost estimates. It also generates sales leads that are easy for HBD sales staff to follow.

The quote engine gives precise instructions on measurements and options and an easy selection interface. The quote is delivered to the trade customer’s inbox .

The flexible eZ Publish CMS powering the Herts Bifold Doors website allows websites to evolve with ever-changing business requirements: in this case a new "trade" section was added to complement their consumer business website.

HBD are a thriving small business in St Albans that trust EAB as their web partner to devise technical solutions to fuel their business growth. Find out more about our services to local businesses.

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Victoria Fine Art – a specialist art seller in St Albans, Herts - has selected EAB to develop a new online gallery solution for its unrivalled stock of Victorian, Modern and Contemporary paintings.

Fishing Boats painting by Abraham Hulk Snr

Fishing Boats - a traditional marine painting by Abraham Hulk Snr from Victoria Fine Art - one of the largest private collections in the British Isles

Serving national and international markets for private decorative, interior design and investment buyers, Victoria Fine Art will join EAB’s roster of clients in the UK and international fine art sector.

The new site will showcase Victoria Fine Art's growing range of services including museum-quality restoration and framing. Designed for the discerning collector it will allow browsing and selection by subject matter, artist, genre, period and dimension. Contemporary artists will also be given a showcase alongside the Modern, Victorian and Impressionist periods.

One of the bespoke solutions required will be an increased zoom for online buyers to inspect quality and texture more closely than ever before.

The aims of the site will be both to stimulate footfall to the retail premises and to encourage online sales through supplying descriptive content of comparable level to an auctioneer’s report.

EAB has developed special expertise in online gallery development: view our clients in the arts and leisure sector.    

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The Enterprise AB team has just completed the transfer of an existing website for a leading St Albans-based door, window and conservatory specialist G&N Windows

The original web design has been largely retained, but now accesses the power of the eZ Publish Content Management System. eZ Publish's powerful URL system, well-designed HTML code and meta tagging functionality means that any website converted to eZ Publish sees improvements in terms of search engine optimisation (SEO) but our content specialist also enhanced the image gallery and work blog features with the addition of alt texts which should boost the search ratings even further. 

We also helped GNW expand and enhance the content with the addition of dynamic 'page-flipping' online brochures for all the product lines. Social media has been integrated into the site and our training team is helping GNW staff including installers to start to feed in images and stories to the blog and drive social media engagement.

Enterprise AB are offering a content management service to help this lean and fast paced business stay on top of its web space.

"Now GNW have converted to eZ Publish the sky is the limit for them!" says Andre Bottin, "The website is poised for development to add on online purchasing, enhanced quotation and customer log in functions."

Enterprise AB is also providing IT software consultancy to advise this ambitious business on communications development. 

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St Albans based Herts Bifold Doors chooses EAB to develop its new eZ Publish website

The St Albans based new business venture selects EAB for the development of its website.

Herts Bifold Doors, based in Hatfield Road, St Albans is the leading Hertfordshire bifold doors supplier. They can supply - or supply and install - the very latest direct fix aluminium Easifold 3000 bifold door system. These folding doors are available in over 500 colours with a full range of finishes from realistic grained wood effect, gloss metallic and satin options. 

The website, developed with eZ Publish allows the Herts Bifold Doors staff to update the site themselves.

Click here to visit the Herts Bifold Doors website.

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EAB redeveloped the Diocese of St Albans website using eZ Publish 4. The Diocese covers a wide geographical area in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton and North Barnet. The website provides text, video and audio information about the services, resources and events available across the Diocese. It also provides relevant national and local news using RSS feeds. A weekly calendar of events, modified from eZ Publish's standard calendar facility, keeps churches and individuals around the Diocese up to date with what's happening locally and at organisational level.

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At the beginning of May, EAB completed a new website for St Albans City & District Council, called Recycling for a Premier Community. Based on eZ Publish 4.0 and utilising Ajax technology, this website provides information about the new recycling services provided by the council, including an on-line search facility for residents to find their refuse and recycling collection days.

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EAB has developed a completely new website for St Albans Museums, based on eZ Publish. A key feature of the new website is the searchable image collection, containing over 6000 images, including photographs, prints, watercolours, drawings, oil paintings and postcards relating to St Albans City and District. The majority of these images were previously only accessible to the public by appointment.

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