Scots College Virtual Tour

Size: 4 pages

My professional status: contractor at Oryx Technologies

Website client: Scots College

Dates: May - June 2004

Categories: IA & UX, Website designer, Front-end developer, Writing for the web, Old-school table layout, Small sites

Brief: to design and build the Virtual Tour section of the existing Scots College website, complementing 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 each Virtual Tour covered a small enough area so that the map details could easily be seen on the average browser
  • Tidying up of map scans and Photoshop work to ensure they looked good online
  • Design of three Virtual Tours of the school - Overview, Primary and Secondary - with a unique layout for each
  • Liaison with the photographer to ensure that her images could be cropped to the appropriate dimensions for each tour
  • Development of each of the Virtual Tours in HTML, each of which incorporated a large number of rollovers
  • Design and development of the Virtual Tour homepage.

This project was great fun. I love designing and building complex HTML with heaps of interrelated rollovers and I appreciated being asked to advise on the number of tours and the content of each.