APN share offer

Size: 4 pages

My professional status: contractor at Designworks

Website client: APN

Dates: November 2010

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, No CMS, Small sites

Brief: APN is New Zealand's largest multi-media group, owning a wide range of newspapers, radio stations and magazines. The company wanted a small website to publicise their upcoming stock offer, which had been designed by Designworks. I was asked by Designworks to build the site for them.

My responsibilities included:

  • Project management and ongoing liaison with the Designworks team in order to achieve their aims for the website, and to work through any technical and implementation issues with them
  • Project management including the development of timelines and ensuring that I delivered the website within a tight timeframe of four days
  • Development of a set of templates in CSS and HTML 4.01 Transitional
  • Hand-coding in HTML 4.01 Transitional to a reasonable level of accessibility
  • Coding a large map graphic on the homepage which would function in the same way as an image map - but using only CSS to achieve this
  • Extensive testing of the templates at all stages of the development process, ensuring complete consistency across the following browsers and platforms:
    • WindowsXP: Internet Explorer IE6, IE7, IE8; Firefox 3, Firefox 3.6, Chrome 4
    • Windows7: IE8, Firefox 3.6
    • Mac OSX: Firefox 3.6, Safari 4
  • The creation of a CSS print stylesheet for the page - tested in IE6, IE7, IE8, Firefox, Chrome and Safari on both Mac and PC
  • Ensuring that my templates had been validated using the W3C Markup Validation Service and that they conformed to HTML 4.01 Transitional requirements
  • Ongoing liaison with the client to ensure that the templates were working as expected, and to provide additional HTML, CSS and content graphics as required.

A tight turnaround, attractive design with a couple of tricks up its sleeve to keep me on my toes, and good people to work with - my old colleague from Origin Design - hi Robsta!