Posted by Michael | 11th March 2013
Since 2003 Old Hat have provided the judging system for the prestigious ICAD Awards. In 2010 we introduced an online entry system for the awards, seriously reducing the manual processing time required.
This year we gave the judging system an overhaul, introducing a smartphone / tablet-friendly voting system. Each judge recorded their vote privately on their handset and the results were updated in real time via AJAX on a centralised judging system. We're delighted to report that everything went smoothly.
Posted by Michael | 7th March 2013
We've just finished uploading our video inserts for the Meteor Choice Music Prize to Vimeo.
Posted by Michael | 12th September 2012
We're proud to announce the launch of the new website for the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI). The site has been re-structured and re-designed to better reflect and communicate IAPI’s core values.
Posted by Alessio | 27th April 2012
We're delighted to announce our latest site launch - StoryToys. Making use of the latest technologies - HTML5, CSS3, Typekit and specific media queries for mobile devices - we created a responsive design which works equally well on a computer, tablet or smartphone.
Posted by Michael | 13th March 2012
Phew! It's been a crazy couple of weeks here in Old Hat Towers creating the nominee profile videos for the Meteor Choice Music Prize live event. If you were there on the night we hope you enjoyed the clips and had as much fun watching them as we did making them. We'll be uploading everything to our Vimeo account over the next few days but in the meantime here's a little something we didn't have time for on the night.
Posted by Alessio | 7th December 2011
Today I had to do something a bit crazy: create a searchable layer over a Google Map.
I generally don't get APIs made by Google, they are not much better than YOUTUBE APIs. They are basically nonsense and about as easy to understand as a joke made in ancient greek.
I had been using version 2 of the Google Maps API. It was old, a bit complex, but it was working for me. Today I thought it was about time to move on, so I started working on version 3.
Posted by Michael | 17th November 2011
If you have a HTML page and are looking for a simple way to send it as an email. Just open it in Safari and select Mail Content of this Page from the File menu (⌘ I). The page will open in Apple Mail ready to be sent.
Posted by Michael | 14th November 2011
We're delighted to announce the launch of our microsite - Saorview for Schools and Kids.
Posted by Michael | 7th October 2011
Our mobile pensions calculator has just gone live.
Posted by Michael | 26th September 2011
The Mixing Bowl is a collection of recipes and stories submitted by residents and clients of the Extended Care Unit (ECU) and The Community Reablement Unit (CRU) at Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services, Harold's Cross.
Posted by Michael | 20th June 2011
If you're a Meteor customer you'll see our latest work the next time you log in to your account online.
Posted by Michael | 7th June 2011
Following up on our Rich Media campaign in 2010, we've just created a version of the Beat the Slump game for Facebook.
Posted by Michael | 26th May 2011
It's a big day in Old Hat HQ with the launch of the myeircom dashboard. It's taken over 6 months of blood, sweat and tears (but surprisingly little swearing) to get from initial concepts to finished product. The dashboard, which is available for all eircom customers offers a complete overview of their account including phone bill, broadband usage, products, orders and faults.