Healthy Lifestyles

Size: 500 pages, 6MB

Government status: Crown-Owned Tertiary Education Institution

My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media

Website client: Wellington College of Education and the Cancer Society

Dates: August 1997 - September 1999

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Content-loader, Webmaster, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Government websites, Large sites

Brief: to work closely with the content creator to design, develop and build a series of online school projects. I designed Smokefree middle and senior, Nutrition junior, middle and senior and Active Lifestyles junior.

Hi Ali! Hey thanks for today. We did good! I'm rapt with the site, learnt heaps, you're a good teacher. Keep up the great work.

Joy Hooper, School Support Services, Wellington College of Education

My responsibilities included:

  • Close client liaison during the development of each online project
  • Conversion of the client's detailed storyboard into workable web pages
  • Design, look & feel, graphics (hand-drawn in Photoshop), HTML encoding
  • Co-ordination of teacher review meetings for each project and alteration of project pages in response to teacher feedback
  • Client HTML tuition.

Joy Hooper from Wellington College of Education created the storyboards and we developed each section together. I didn't think of myself as an illustrator at all before I did this site (and I still know I'm by no means a good one), but I developed my own naïve style of illustration which fitted well with the target audience.


WAMMO PostBeta award 3 stars - 11 February 1998

Interactive games feature; maximising the pleasures rather than the ardures of the education process; with the overall aim of increasing young people's understanding and eliminating risks. Nice graphics and user-friendly navigation.

Nielsen Web Sites & Business Graphics - 1 April 1998

Bronze Award

Quatec Website Design Award - 5 April 1998