New Zealand Cricket Membership Application

Size: 18 template pages

My professional status: employee at Shift

Website client: New Zealand Cricket

Dates: May - June 2007

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, CSS-based layout, Large sites

Brief: in 2006 Shift developed an online database application for New Zealand Cricket to collect data online and provide services that most effectively make use of this information. Phase Two of the project involved expanding the capabilities of the application to include player stats, public access to data, and club websites.

My job was to create new HTML pages based on those created in Phase One, interpreting the Phase Two schematics to incorporate the application's new functionalities. Design had been done for some of the pages, and my job also included extending and applying this design to the rest of the application.

My responsibilities included:

  • Development of 18 new templates in CSS and HTML 4.01 Transitional, following the page structure and HTML already created during Phase One
  • Close adherence to the new set of schematics created for Phase Two, and maintenance of a consistent look and feel across the entire application (both Phase One and Phase Two templates)
  • Development of the Phase Two design across all the new template pages during the building process
  • Thorough testing of Phase Two templates once they had been integrated into the application, including a round of 'template tweaking' to ensure consistency
  • Ensuring that the new templates had been validated using the W3C Markup Validation Service and that they conformed to HTML 4.01 Transitional requirements

It was interesting to pick up this project half-way through, and to add to existing pages already designed and built. It's always fun to check out another developer's code and see how they do things. I was given full responsibility for completing the design, ensuring that the information architecture was logical and usable, and for ensuring that all templates, whether Phase One or Phase Two, were consistent in their layout.