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 Whilst some designs would be too outdated to put in a professional portfolio (the 'accidentally deleted'), some I was proud of and would like to have kept for prosperity.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.
Displaying Portfolio 11 - 17 of 17 in total
Description: The administration backend for Prawnsandwich (see next item) is used by club and league staff to run and maintain the various leagues. This part of the service was written in C#, whilst connecting to the same MS SQL database as the Prawnsandwich front end. I joined the project once the foundations had been laid, continued in the established style and setup to finish all the remaining sections. It was my first project using C#/.net and provided an excellent opportunity to develop an understanding of the language and underlying technologies.
Description: hilkat.co.uk is the business and personal site of Victoria Haynes-Hasluck. Entering into a 50% partnership, my role included everything technical from designing, building, hosting and maintaining the website, including integration with WordPress to manage the content. The layout was built using valid XHTML, then two CSS files were created to give contrasting, alternate themes: urban and nature, with the former selected for the final design.
Vicky likes changing her mind so after several redesigns I gave up the role and now she is using a WordPress theme and has removed all existing content. Not much to see now, I'm afraid...
CSS Generator Web App
The application is in beta mode, unfit for public consumption, so instead of a link to the app here are some screenshots:
- Add a CSS Selector
- Add a CSS Declaration
- Add a CSS comment
- CSS Files and File Controls
The Football Archive
The site and videos were hosted on the University's Multimedia Server (and I graduated...) so they have since been deleted.
Web Site Development Guide
Description: A Web Site development guide built for the Internet Usability and Applications unit group coursework. Each group member was responsible for the content of two web pages, whilst I also took on the responsibility of lead designer – writing the XHTML and CSS then testing to ensure the code was valid. Over four years old now, it is included as an example of the benefits of building websites with web standards. The site still works cross-browser, regardless of the number of times they have been updated, and with browsers that weren't even released at the time. The unit also highlighted potential problems for users with disabilities and gave experience as to avoiding potential problems. Grade received: First.
Description: The previous version of the site you are viewing now was merely a portfolio for a job interview. New sections were added but the design barely changed over the years; I liked the simplicity of it and using the principles of web standards, the site was accessible and the code valid even at the site's genesis. However, it was built mainly for standard desktop workstations, as I didn't have access to a smart-phone or other devices to test on. It worked though, as I did get the job.