Associative Trails

We develop bespoke web and mobile applications

Associative Trails is a boutique internet consultancy based on the high-speed rail link in East Kent, UK. We take pride in crafting web and mobile applications that save time and make money for our clients.

Our small size makes us great value for money. Please get in touch to arrange a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your requirements.

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  • Databases
    SQL Server, MySQL, PostreSQL
  • API integration
    Hubspot, Creditsafe, YouTube, Vimeo, Egnyte, OpenAsset, Slack, Twitter
  • Quality front-end coding
    HTML, CSS, Javascript, responsive design, Outlook add-ins, D3 data visualisation
  • Mobile applications
    HTML5, Apple iOS (iPhone and iPad), Android
  • Hosting and deployment
    Linux, Windows, AWS EC2/S3/Cloudfront, Apache, IIS, Nginx, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, Docker, Jekyll

Selected projects

Wonderfully easy workflows

A flexible and innovative workflow building tool enabling companies to set up and administer approval workflows for business development, procurement, and all sorts of other key processes.

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Eckersley O'Callaghan Intranet
Invaluable technical information

A self-populating technical library that grew into a comprehensive company-wide information portal for one of the UK's most accomplished engineering specialists.

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Old Arupians Community Website (2019)
Freshening community fellowship

A thorough refresh of one of our most venerable and successful projects. Now fully responsive and even easier to use.

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Heatherwick Studio Intranet
Digging that studio scene

A bespoke company intranet for one of the UK's top design studios.

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Selected clients

  • Arup
  • Ashridge Business School
  • Eckersley O'Callaghan
  • Ellipse
  • Heatherwick Studio
  • London Business School
  • Safetime
  • Scott Brownrigg
  • Sheppard Robson


Recent blog posts

Migrating a Coldfusion application to Microsoft Azure - setting up a data source
Setting up an encrypted data source for Azure SQL services

Setting up a Coldfusion data source that points to an Azure SQL database is a bit more complicated than usual.

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Classifying content in bulk
Notes from colleagues about the client contact
The classification, tagging and metadata management of large content repositories should not be a chore

As Eckersley O'Callaghan added more and more content to their intranet, they found keeping it all classified, tagged and linked together was becoming a majorly time-consuming task. Our bulk editing interface made it easy for them.

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Dealing with short signoff delays in Sling
Notes from colleagues about the client contact
A short delay in signing off needn't bring the whole process to a grinding halt

Following client feedback, we added an extra option in the signoff process to avoid enquiries having to wait while international credit checks and other lengthy approval decisions were made.

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