David Wallace, Front end Web Developer.
It's been a while since my last website update, the last time I did I had just left London. Well, I have been hard at work for a long time since then contracting in Wellington (NZ).
The work you'll find here has been created with programs I use on a day-to-day basis including Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver as my preferred file management tool. I'm comfortable working on both Windows and Mac platforms. Please note, I've tried to provide two URLs for websites I've created; one is the current, live (client maintained) site if available and the second link is my local version of the site before it was handed over to the client.
Thank you for taking the time to view my work.
The Stella Artois Championships website
Agency: Draft FCB
A yearly tennis tournament, traditionally the build-up event to Wimbledon, The SAC website's main purpose is to provide a sport focussed audience with up to date, accurate and easy to find information.
XHTML, CSS1/2 formed the structure of the site, with ASP used to dynamically populate and update at-the-minute player, draw and result data. Flash content was added to enhance the look, feel and functionality.
This project was a complete rebuild and refresh of the previously inaccessible and out of date website. The site architecture also required a rehaul.
The GM Card Website Optimisation
Agency: Draft FCB
General Motors now has a fully accessible, Search Engine Optimised website dedicated to offering it's customer base deals on Saab and Vauxhall vehicles.
With strict WCAG guidelines and information from SEO consultation agencies in mind, I assembled a top-ranked website with XHTML and CSS. I tore the previous code apart with reckless abandon, the results are obvious: 100% compliant code, number 1 page ranking on Google, MSN and more - not to mention total site weight being 30% of the original build.
Computer Associates “Total Protection”
Agency: Draft FCB
Following a complete rebranding and grouping of CA's numerous smaller companies, “Total Protection” is a package aimed at small to medium businesses.
This is a fairly small microsite, it was however a step towards a higher level of quality information because of its accessibility, small page weight and brand conscious design.
XHTML and CSS were used to construct the microsite, with thought given to use of existing CA Stylesheets and brand guidelines.
Xbox Live - Electronic Arts trial
Agency: Wunderman Interactive
Originally to be only an email, this concept was pushed to include EA game landing pages tailored to an email recipient's selected EA gaming hero. Selection of a hero leads to a special offer code being revealed on the custom landing page.
XHTML, CSS and a touch of ASP formed the basis of the EA branded landing pages, with minimal Flash to liven the designs up. The emails were of course built with tabled layouts, following acceptable basic email client HTML standards.
This work was later used globally, to a projected 4 million users.
H.Samuel seasonal website update
With Christmas looming and a new product range being added to H.Samuel's current site, this brief involved a quick and accurate meshing of the existing JSP based site with a seasonally refreshed interface.
Tasks involved included altering colour schemes and placing new graphics, allowing H.Samuel's branding to shine through while reflecting a Christmas feel.
I also created XHTML/CSS snippets for inclusion of new product ranges, and integrated a branded 4 page interface with a JSP developer for a new 'send-to-friend' gift selection functionality.
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