Health Action

Size: 100 pages, 3MB

My professional status: independent web designer/developer

Website client: Health Action

Dates: February - November 1998

Categories: Scoping/pitching/quoting, Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Old-school table layout, Database-driven (pre-CMS), Medium sites

Brief: to design and build a youth-oriented website for an organisation which had absolutely no experience of the web.

My responsibilities included:

  • Selection of ISP and development of website scope in terms of the information architecture and sitemap
  • Advising the client on the type of content that should be included, and helping them to write and edit this
  • Creation of site (design, look & feel, navigation, architecture, graphics, search, joining and feedback sections)
  • Translation of database to online version
  • Liaison with back-end database programming team
  • Creation of templates for programming team to use
  • Ongoing client liaison.

Lots of fun - because the Health Action team knew very little about the potential or practicalities of websites, and it was great to work with them and explore that potential together, and put it into practice.