Website Development

Seatrade Global

Seatrade Global covers worldwide shipping news, featuring news from 4 regions and 9 industry sub-sectors. My main involvement with the development of the site was custom code development and pre-release project management. Following the site going live, I've continued to provide support on an ongoing basis, including development of new features such as the 'Live From' functionality

The site is Joomla! based and uses a variety of extensions to implement a wide range of functionality, including basic support for semantic markup

Mayday Graphics

Mayday Graphics are a printing supplies specialist based just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. They approached Virya Technologies after their previous provider had quoted nearly £1000 to upgrade their Joomla! 1.5.7 to 1.5.26. They were initially a little concerned about the feasibility of the project as their provider had staunchly refused to give them Super-Administrator level access to the back-end of the site.

There were two phases to the project;

  • Address the immediate need by gaining Super-Administrator access to their Joomla 1.5 website and upgrading the site to the latest version in the 1.5 branch (1.5.26)
  • Migrate the site to the 2.5 branch of Joomla

My involvement in Phase one entailed a controlled compromise of the site in order to achieve privilege escalation and grant the customer full access to their site prior to the upgrade. My involvment in phase two comprised of custom module development and modification of existing extensions to meet the specified requirements.

Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association

The Ipswich and Suffolk Business Association is a business support organisation run by business owners. ISSBA arranges various business orientated events ranging from networking events to full blown exhibitions

My main involvement in the site was custom development and modification of existing extensions in order to provide the desired functionality within both the event booking and the subscriptions system


Yours2Share is a site assisting in the arrangement of fractional ownership and fractional rent. It consists of user submitted listings spread across a wide range of categories. The project consisted of importing roughly 1000 ads and 5000 user accounts from MojoScripts into the 'AdsFactory' component in a new Joomla site


My involvement entailed custom code development and modification (including removing the component's reliance on 'credits') and mod_rewrite rule creation to ensure that all old URL's redirected to the correct SEF URL.