New Zealand Olympic Committee
Website: olympic.org.nz (site has since been redesigned) - view screenshots
Size: 100 pages, 5.8MB
My professional status: contractor at CWA New Media
Website client: NZ Olympic Committee
Dates: January - June 1998
Brief: to build and maintain/update the site once the basic design was completed by another member of the CWA team.
My responsibilities included:
- HTML encoding following templates created by designer
- Ongoing maintenance and development of site
- Rapid daily updating required during Nagano Winter Olympics
- Ongoing client liaison.
Full-on deadlines, lots of content, a chance to develop someone else's design in the deeper levels of the site.
SODA award- 16 February 1998
Although this excellent site has much information about the Olympic Committee it's mostly the Nagano Olympic area which takes centre stage.
Spend a while on this site and see what a great job the CWA crew have done of the things that make web designing different than almost every other form of design.
Things like: varying the text colour of each page; animating icons; different background images on each page; varying link and vlink colours; super low file sizes.
Pluses: All of the above and more.