I have been designing, coding and editing websites since THE TURN OF THE CENTURY! Sounds like a long time ago, huh? Anyway, I've been responsible for lots and lots of websites, but unfortunately, I have been rubbish at keeping a record of all of them. Whilst some designs would be too outdated to put in a professional portfolio (the 'accidentally deleted'), some I was proud of and would like to have kept for prosperity. So a new leaf resolution: from now I will keep a record! (No points for working out this is where they'll be recorded.)
Listed below are a selection of recent web site and application designs.
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Portfolio Site Reboot
NXT Digital Solutions
Description: Next New Media re-branded as NXT Digital Solutions, and so a new site design was created to better reflect the company's current style and direction. My main role was actually involving the copy of the site, creating and tweaking some of the content and helping to markup pages and implement parts of the styling.
Description: GamesArcade.net is a site that holds the various Flash-based games made by NXT. I helped implement some of the new design and chunks of the copy. Plus lots of games testing. Sometimes work can be fun... Playing with Fire 3 is particularly recommended.
Description: My uncle ran The Cornelius Centre, a small organisation that allows people with disabilities to socialise and participate in various activities; wanting a website to help the centre survive I created it for him. Though he has now retired, I continue to run the site, helping the current staff add content and make any changes. It's for charity, man.
Whilst I am a developer rather than designer, running the whole project allowed me to flex the ol' creative muscles to create the look of the site as well as implementing the code and managing the WordPress and email systems.
Description: The GreenGageLive system is an absolute beast and takes up 90% of my job with NXT. It is used by the The Live Group to create, administer, organise, manage and report on sustainable events and conferences. We worked closely with the client to create the initial system and continue to do so as the system evolves to add useful features that affect their core business.
Each event has a front-end website with a standard design and set of features, yet built with flexibility to allow unique designs, pages and content, whilst an administration area allows staff to run their events and control the front-end. We also provide bespoke changes for any event as required for full customisation.
Description: FootieGamble.com is a free fantasy football competition that is run several times in the Premier League season and for international tournaments like the World Cup, by NXT. All players are given a stash of fake money each week, which they can then bet on match results, scores and first scorers. The players with the most money at the end of the competition win some pretty sweet prizes. As a huge football fan it was a pleasure to manage and provided plenty of interesting jobs aside from the usual web page edits, such as compiling email newsletters and administering the results. Data entry for the fixtures and keeping track of fixture postponements was not quite as fun...
DAB Digital Radio
Description: One of the first jobs given to me upon joining NXT was to implement a competition for Digital One: "the company that operates the largest DAB digital radio network in the world". Since then I have been involved with various maintenance amends and updates to the site.
Description: Isle Care is part of Somerset Care, a group of companies that provide care for older people and adults with learning disabilities. Due to the nature of the company's clientele and Investor in People status, compliance to accessibility guidelines was adhered to and whilst catered for throughout the site, was also handled with an easy-read version of the site.
Echoes Community Care
Description: Echoes Community Care is another group under the Somerset Care umbrella, a not-for-profit who provide care in the Hampshire area. The technologies used were similar to Isle Care.
BTP / Phase Two Software
Description: Redevelopment of PhaseTwo Software's site in C#, bringing it in line with the branding of the main BTP site, converting the bloated tables-based layout with a standards compliant XHTML/CSS combo.