Chatham Islands - First to the Dawn

Size: 8 pages

My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Website client: Chatham Island Millennium Committee

Dates: March - July 1999

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Brief: to develop the design and build a website following the prototype Photoshop design already created. This website provided information about the Chatham Islands' millennium celebrations.

My responsibilities included:

  • Development of initial front page prototype from existing Photoshop mockup to finished graphics
  • Creation and development of graphic design for the rest of the site
  • Building site (navigation, architecture, graphics, HTML, Bryce animation, JavaScript)
  • Ongoing consultation with clients and project management.

This site needed to be dramatic, exciting and eye-catching - as the Millennium Committee used it to "catch" sponsors for their millennium events. The colours reflect the dawn of a new century, exemplified by the sunrise animation on the homepage. I taught myself to use Bryce 3D animation software for this project.