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These sites are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent at the top.

Case studies in this category

Education Council

Education Council

Website: educationcouncil.org.nz
Client: Education Council
Dates: May-July 2015, November 2015
Government status: Independent statutory body
My professional status: Web consultant with Insight Consultants Ltd

In 2015 the New Zealand Teachers Council was re-structured, re-named and re-branded and became the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. Insight Consultants has been working with the NZ Teachers Council for many years, and designed the new branding and identity for the Education Council. They also provided a new design for the existing website, and were asked to oversee the website re-skinning process that was carried out by another web design/dev company.

I was asked by Chris Payne, Insight's Director, to work alongside his team as their resident web consultant. Initially they asked me to sort through the 800+ PDF and image files on the website, updating some of these with the new logo/branding. I also provided advice on meta-tagging in relation to internal search engine optimisation, reviewed the progress of the web design company that was re-skinning the website, created a master sitemap and advised them on best practice for the FAQs section. Find out more about the Education Council project

Categories: Client liaison, IA & UX, Responsive web design/dev, CSS-based layout, Drupal, Government websites, Large sites

ACE Aotearoa

ACE Aotearoa

Website: aceaotearoa.org.nz
Client: ACE Aotearoa
Dates: March-April 2015
Government status: Government Agency
My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa is the lead body for adult and community educators and a voice for adult learners. It is a membership organisation which represents both its members and the wider ACE sector. It provides advocacy and direction for policy development and its implementation. I was responsible for figure out how to update their website after their regular web editor left, creating and removing pages, content-loading, making graphics, and editing/proofreading content. The website runs on the Drupal CMS. Find out more about the ACE Aotearoa project

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, Drupal, Government websites, Large sites

Sorted

Sorted

Website: sorted.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (formerly the Retirement Commission)
Dates: August 2011 - January 2012
Government status: Government-funded (independent) organisation
My professional status: contractor at Chrometoaster

The Sorted website provides money planning and savings information for Kiwis, with advice and help in managing money, getting out of debt and planning for retirement, and includes a range of interactive calculators as well as written content.

Chrometoaster invited me to help with a complete re-design and rebuild of the site, as one of a team of three front-end developers. I was responsible for XHTML/CSS (including some CSS3), jQuery, e-govt and accessibility compliance, browser testing and QA for: 30+ new page templates; 16 popup modal screens; and page structure, header, and nav tabs for 10 calculator pages. Find out more about the Sorted project

Categories: Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, CSS3, jQuery/JavaScript, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Drupal, Government websites, Large sites

HealthEd

HealthEd

Website: healthed.govt.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Ministry of Health
Dates: January - June 2011, with the bulk of the work being carried out in May and June
Government status: Government Ministry
My professional status: contractor at Learning Media

The Ministry of Health wanted a complete restructure, redesign, and rebuild of their existing HeathEd website. The new site had been designed by DNA and was being built in Drupal 7 by Catalyst. Learning Media was in charge of the content, and it was my job as web editor to ensure that all 600 resources were titled and described consistently and with Seach Engine Optimisation (SEO) in mind; that the 200+ resources with HTML versions were formatted correctly; and that Catalyst's build matched DNA's design pixel-perfectly.

Resources on the HealthEd website were available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Cambodian-Khmer, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Cook Islands Māori, English, Fijian, Gujarati, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Māori, Niuean, Persian (Farsi), Pushto Afghani, Sāmoan, Somali, Thai, Tokelauan, Tongan, Tuvaluan and Vietnamese. Find out more about the HealthEd project

Categories: Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, Content-loader, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Drupal, E-commerce, Government websites, Large sites

WellingtonNZ

WellingtonNZ

Website: wellingtonnz.com (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Positively Wellington Tourism
Dates: April - June 2010
Government status: Council-Controlled Organisation
My professional status: contractor at Chrometoaster

A month after I created the Australia landing page I was invited to re-join the Chrometoaster team to help them with the complete re-skin/rebuild of the entire website. This was a massive job with over 60 templates, and a team of three front-end developers all working together on the new site.

I was responsible for developing the website's main page structure, including all the chrome, background layers, header, footers and navigation elements and then building a range of templates and modular elements in XHTML/CSS, incorporating existing jQuery effects and preparing these for integration into the existing CMS, as well as ensuring a very high level of e-government and accessibility compliance. Find out more about the WellingtonNZ project

Categories: Showcase sites, Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Drupal, Government websites, Large sites

WellingtonNZ Australia

WellingtonNZ Australia

Website: wellingtonnz.com/australia (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Positively Wellington Tourism
Dates: February - March 2010
Government status: Council-Controlled Organisation
My professional status: contractor at Chrometoaster

Chrometoaster were asked to create a single new template for the Australia landing page of WellingtonNZ (the point of arrival for Australian visitors). The template would temporarily sit within the existing chrome of the website, but the content would follow the design that was being finalised for the new version of the site.

I was responsible for building the template in XHTML/CSS, incorporating existing jQuery effects and preparing it for integration into the existing Drupal CMS, as well as ensuring a very high level of e-government and accessibility compliance. Find out more about the WellingtonNZ Australia project

Categories: Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, jQuery/JavaScript, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Drupal, Government websites, Large sites