The British Council

Size: 100 pages, 2MB

My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Website client: The British Council

Dates: June 1997 - May 1998

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Medium sites

Brief: to build the New Zealand version of the standard British Council website, according to strictly-specified design guidelines and templates.

Hasn't Ali done a fabby job? The BC logo in colour and curving in line with the Link Banner looks brilliant! I'm really pleased with the site! Thanks millions.

Dr Michelle McCormack, Science & Development Manager, The British Council

My responsibilities included:

  • Creation of the New Zealand site following already established design, architecture and layout templates
  • HTML encoding, graphics taken from bi-monthly newsletter
  • Development of The Link section using my own design, but in keeping with the rest of the site
  • Bi-monthly updates
  • Ongoing client liaison.

This was an interesting one - The British Council had rules about everything on their websites - right down to the use of commas. However, I had more freedom on The Link section, which was fun to do. Nice clients, too - and great feedback from the British Council team both here and in the UK.


Best National British Council Website

Voted by the British Council team in the UK.