Banned Books

Banned Books is a project to bring public libraries together with organisations that promote freedom of expression to raise awareness of censorship and raise the profile of libraries.

Screenshots from the Banned Books website

The Banned Books UK website was developed by Codeface in 2010, launching in October to coincide with international Banned Books week, which draws attention to issues of censorship.

Using Ruby on Rails, we created an online nominations system so that library staff and representatives of NGOs around the UK could propose books to be featured on the site.

We also set up an admin system to allowed staff of the Banned Books project to organise the featured books into categories and add book cover images.

As well as featuring information about the selected books, the Banned Books website included a quiz, a listings calendar and a prize competition.

The finished site was given the Codeface SEO treatment to ensure it performs well in search engines.

The Banned Books website (new window)

Recent Projects

The Access Project - helping disadvantaged students get into top universities

Satirino - a bilingual site with a bespoke content management system

Banned Books - a site to tie-in with Banned Books week in October 2010

BrightsideUNIAID - a website and CMS for this national education charity

Hove Offices - a lightweight HTML and CSS site for a local business here in Hove

The Big Tap Challenge - encouraging people to reduce the amount of water they waste.

RunTimeLog - an online log for runners and joggers.

Tip Hut - send out your tip of the day or quote of the day

Outside Story - making London's libraries more accessible to the homeless

Magne & Co. solicitors - simple lightweight HTML site for a small firm of lawyers in Surbiton

Flash development Projects

Back of the Net

Beat the Keeper

Fridge Door Phrases

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