Puckhaber Decorative Antiques · Summer 2016

The Puckhaber Decorative Antiques website has been one of my longest-running projects, and I’m particularly proud of its most recent iteration.

I was first approached by Puckhaber in 2009 to design and build a site to allow them to better market their amazing catalogue of antiques. The initial version completed in that year featured a bespoke CMS written in PHP (gasp!), but I rebuilt the site in 2012 using Django to take advantage of the latest back-end technology and skills I’d recently learned, and improve upon shortcomings of the original site. 2016 saw a further major update, improving and expanding the site’s management features and replacing the front-end with a brand-new, fully responsive design.

The site features a fully managed product catalogue and image library, static page management and a managed news and press section. There’s also integration with Mailchimp to facilitate newsletter subscription, and the Instagram API is used to pull in the latest media from the shop’s profile. The front-end is designed to scale from mobile to mega-desktop resolutions with extensive use of responsive images to optimise loading times across devices.