Scots College Image Gallery

Size: 4 pages

My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

Website client: Scots College

Dates: April - May 2004

Categories: Website designer, Front-end developer, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, Small sites

Brief: to research the best JavaScript for creating slideshows, and to adapt this to create a set of slideshows for the Scots College Image Gallery. This is part of the existing Scots College website, and the design needed to complement the look and feel of the rest of the site.

My responsibilities included:

  • Planning and development of the initial idea with the client, to ensure that we used the College's best images and that we created an interesting collection of Image galleries
  • Online research to find the most adaptable slideshow JavaScript
  • Design of four Image Galleries - College, Classrooms, Culture, Sport
  • Liaison with the photographer to ensure that her images could be cropped to the appropriate dimensions for each tour
  • Development of each of the Image Galleries in HTML and JavaScript
  • Design and development of the Image Gallery homepage.

The project turned out to be quite a challenge as the College had a huge number of images to choose from. In the end we narrowed the number of Galleries down to four, selected Scots' best images and filled in the gaps by commissioning our own photographer to take the missing images we needed.