Category Archives: User experience

Housing Technology: Building an award-winning website at Paragon Community Housing

Paragon Community Housing Group has recently won the 2014 National Housing award for Best Digital Marketing for achievements that are centred on its new website. Hannah Elford, Paragon’s design and communications manager, explains how they are making the first steps in a digital journey in the November issues of Housing Technology Magazine. “We needed to […]

Book Club – ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen

Earlier this year, we started a book club at White October to bring together a group of people wanting to read books for their personal development, but needing motivation and peer support to get the most out of it. Our first book chosen was ‘Getting Things Done’ (GTD) by David Allen, hoping it would help […]

Work Experience made easy

The summer is a popular time for work experience requests.  We love having new people in the office that are eager to learn, although often taking on students can end up quite time consuming and a strain on resources. This summer we’ve had three work experience placements interested in design & front-end, so to save […]

White October founder Dave Fletcher is Oxfordshire Young Business Person of the Year

We’re so proud to announce Dave Fletchers win as Oxfordshire Young Business Person of the Year 2014. Dave founded White October when he was just 24, after completing a Mathematics degree from Nottingham University, and a stint at RM Education as an analyst programmer. White October is now one of Oxfordshire’s most successful digital agencies, […]

A whole week of Digital Oxford? Don’t mind if we do

Digital Oxford Week, 12-16 May When we co-founded Digital Oxford a few years ago we were driven by the belief that Oxford has all the ingredients for one of the UK’s key digital hubs along the lines of Bristol, Manchester and Brighton.  It’s a world class centre for higher education and research; is commutable to […]

Hamilton Trust partners up with White October to strengthen online presence

The following is the complete press release. March 2014 – Oxford web developer White October has been appointed digital partner by national education charity Hamilton Trust. The charity seeks to strengthen its presence online by achieving more engagement with its existing audiences, while widening its appeal to even more teachers. The first phase, already under […]

Love your park? Think you can run one? Take up the Lambeth Parks Challenge

The following is a shortened press release.   February 2014:  The Lambeth Parks Challenge, a richly illustrated interactive tool which enables people to build and run their own virtual park, was designed and built by White October. The Lambeth Parks Challenge invites users into a virtual park environment and gives them the chance to literally […]

Design of Oxford University Press dictionaries website brings English language to life

The following is a shortened press release. January 2014 – White October is helping Oxford University Press (OUP) bring the English language to life with the redesign of its dictionaries website, www.oxforddictionaries.com. The site is a worldwide resource for people interested in the English language and its redesign combines two existing websites into one that […]