Tracks are for Trains

Size: 45 pages, 1MB

My professional status: contractor at Base Two

Website client: TranzRail

Dates: April - May 2000

Categories: Client liaison, Project manager, Website designer, Front-end developer, Content-loader, jQuery/JavaScript, Old-school table layout, No CMS, Small sites

Brief: to build a website following the design already created in Fireworks. This website was aimed at children, and taught them to stay away from the dangers of train tracks.

My responsibilities included:

  • Development of initial front page from existing Fireworks mockup to finished graphics
  • Creation and development of graphic design for the rest of the site
  • Building site (navigation, architecture, graphics, HTML, frames, JavaScript, interactive quiz section)
  • Ongoing consultation with clients.

The site had to be fun and funky, while communicating a serious message. As it was aimed at children, we included rollovers, animations and an interactive quiz. It was a fully "stretchable" site, with all boxed text elements stretching to fit browser text of all sizes.