Pooka can provide consultancy, training or mentoring services to the cultural sector, charities and creative businesses in Scotland and the north of England.

We can mentor your organisation through the development and implementation of its digital plan, or provide more formal training for individuals or groups on web authoring tools such as WordPress or social media.

Digital Imaging

We can also coach you in developing your own Panorama photography or Spin photography setup and skills.

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Take One Action! Website and Activist Network

Take One Action started life as a film festival that celebrates the people and films changing the world. However since then Take One Action has grown provide year round film clubs and other curated events.

Pooka worked with Take One Action to develop a Facebook-like website to engage a Scotland-wide community of film fans and activists around compelling content. Content requirements on the site included films (as listings, free-to-view films or pay-per-view films), opportunities and events (with ticketing functionality). The site also had to inspire users to take part by encouraging users and orgainsations to comment on and discuss existing content and submit new content directly to the Take One Action network.

Take One Action responsive web development

We developed a bespoke registration process that enables highly personalised content to be delivered for users based on their precise location, interests, user type and sector.

Events listings were designed to be able to link in content from the film listings, presenting organisations and film clubs and ticketing was delivered via a on site eCommerce solution also capable of handling merchandise, registration fees and donations.

Multiple forms were created to allow users to submit a range of content to the site including events, films, opportunities and organisations. In addition to this dynamic commenting was configured across the site to encourage and promote user interaction with, and discussion on, the site content.

This complex web of interconnected content was delivered to the user in a fully responsive fluid template, based on designs provided by Take One Action and built upon the Bootstrap framework that ensures compatibility across all modern desktop browsers and mobile devices.

The Take One Action website is now a one-stop-shop for great film, opportunities, events and creative action for a better world. Take a look at: takeoneaction.org.uk.

Hunting For Lost Crafts Website – High Life Highland

Highlife Highland - Hunting for Lost Crafts Web App

High Life Highland is a charity developing and promoting opportunities in culture, learning, sport, leisure, health and wellbeing in the Highlands of Scotland. In August 2014 they launched the Hunting for Lost Crafts Exhibition at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Pooka worked with High Life Highland to design and build a website and mobile web app that would function as a tool for promoting the Hunting for Lost Crafts exhibition and serve as a companion piece to the exhibition for visitors. Visitors to the exhibition had the opportunity to navigate the exhibition and view multimedia content on the craft objects via the web app served on iPads at the venue.

We developed two bespoke databases for crafts and artists, and built in the ability to link craft objects both to each other and to an artist. This allows users to navigate exhibition pieces by theme, craft type and related pieces and/or artist.

The site is fully responsive but was optimised with the iPad display in mind to ensure maximum compatibility of designs on this device.

The Hunting for Lost Crafts exhibition ran from 30th August – 25th October 2014 and you can visit the site at lostcraft.highlifehighland.com.

Pooka project shortlisted in Dadi Awards

We are delighted to announce that the AmbITion Scotland website has today been shortlisted in the Dadi Awards.

The Dadis (The Drum awards for the digital industries) recognise and reward digital excellence.

The getambition.com site, developed by Pooka.Pro in partnership with AmbITion Scotland, was shortlisted in the Professional Services Website or Campaign category of the awards.

Now in their 6th year, these awards bring together individuals and companies at the forefront of digital and providing the opportunity for those entering to showcase their projects.

AmbITion Scotland is a web portal providing a key resource and knowledge base for digital technologies in the cultural sector.  It hosts a network of over 800 members, and includes a library of video case studies, discussion boards and funding opportunities.

Pooka.Pro is now working with AmbITion Scotland to develop an online Ex:change.  This will help cultural sector organisation and digital business match and share skills and resources, and will be launched later this month.