Squiz/MySource Matrix

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Case studies in this category

Corrections

Corrections

Website: corrections.govt.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: Department of Corrections
Dates: April - May 2013
Government status: Government Department
My professional status: contractor at the Department of Corrections

The Corrections website project consisted of a restructure, redesign, and rebuild of an existing website. The new website had been designed by Provoke, and was being built in Squiz Matrix by Optimation. Initially I was taken on by Corrections as a web content co-ordinator, with my main responsibility being to help their web team to transfer content from their old website to the new one, and to ensure that it was formatted correctly once it got there.

I ended up working alongside Steve Beckett, the Corrections project manager, with the aim of ensuring that the development and integration of the site matched the original design and that it would be easy to use for the ongoing web editors at Corrections. Find out more about the Corrections project

Categories: Client liaison, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Squiz/MySource Matrix, Other CMS, Government websites, Large sites

NIWA

NIWA

Website: niwa.co.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: NIWA
Dates: June - July and October 2008
Government status: New Zealand Crown Research Institute
My professional status: employee at Shift

The National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research wanted a completely new look to their website, which acted as a repository for their very large collection of research documents, photographic images and publications - as well as information about NIWA itself. The design was complex and multi-layered and required a range of dynamic graphical elements.

I was responsible for building 28 templates for the site in XHTML and CSS, and liaising closely with the integration team at Squiz. I used jQuery to create the dynamic elements and also wrote a comprehensive handover document for Squiz to facilitate integration of my templates into MySource Matrix CMS. Find out more about the NIWA project

Categories: Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, Writing for the web, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Squiz/MySource Matrix, Government websites, Large sites

SmartMovez

SmartMovez

Website: smartmovez.org.nz (site has since been redesigned)
Client: NZ Transport Agency
Dates: July - September 2007
Government status: Crown Entity
My professional status: employee at Shift

The NZ Transport Agency wanted a website that would act as as a one-stop-shop for partners and organisations that work with them. I was responsible for building 13 highly accessible and e-govt compliant templates for the site in HTML and CSS, and to liaise closely with the CMS development team at Squiz to ensure that the incorporation of my templates into the CMS was as easy as possible for them. Find out more about the SmartMovez project

Categories: Front-end developer, Govt web standards tester, CSS-based layout, e-govt/WCAG compliance, Squiz/MySource Matrix, Government websites, Medium sites