WebWeaver Productions

WebWeaver Productions

Link: webweaver.co.nz

Size: 227 pages

My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Website client: me

Dates: September 2000 - present

Brief: to design and build myself a website which would advertise my web design and other skills. My two target markets for this site are design companies looking for contractors or permanent staff, and small to medium-sized companies looking for someone to build them an excellent website with the minimum of fuss. It also functions as a portfolio site, providing a complete history of my web design and development work since 1996.

My responsibilities include:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Development and HTML, CSS and jQuery
  • Writing and editing content
  • Everything else
  • Client liaison - I'm pretty easy to deal with - and I'm always around!

There have been many iterations of this site over the years. Often I'll revisit the site after a few weeks or months and something will be out of date, or I'll have decided I don't like the design any more. So I change it. Again. That's the joy of having your own website I suppose - it's an ongoing, ever-changing entity - and it also gives me a chance to try out new design ideas and techniques. My latest additions are various dynamic graphic effects using the jQuery JavaScript library - and a quick re-design at the end of 2009, achieved by changing the CSS only.

I'll be changing it all next week of course..... Just for fun. It's a never-ending process - and I love that.

The current pure CSS iteration has been built to New Zealand e-government accessibility standards in validated HTML 4.01 Transitional. The site is pixel-perfect in 8 different browsers on Mac and PC as follows:

  • PC: Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0; Firefox; Opera
  • Mac: Firefox; Opera; Safari