Travelblog (2006-2008)

Once I knew that I was leaving the University of Manchester, and started making plans for 'Round the World' travels, I decided to jump into the world of 'blogging'. This site was the one that first came up on 'Googling' 'travelblog', and seemed to fit the purpose. I have religiously updated it on my travels, although the writing is very rough in form, and the images have not been particularly carefully chosen! The primary audience…

Toby Robinson Structural Engineering Design (2009)

Toby Robinson: Structural Engineering Design is a newly formed consultancy with big plans. The brief was to create a simple portfolio/services site to which Toby Robinson could direct potential clients. The site was built fairly quickly using newly-learnt CSS (taught by JBCreative) combined with Dreamweaver. As the site owner has a copy of Dreamweaver, instructions were left so that he could add content at his own pace. Visit: http://www.tobyrobinson.co.uk

Learning at the University of Winchester (2009)

35 hours were offered to overhaul and streamline the learning and teaching section of the University of Winchester portal in January 2009, taking a muddled and visually uninspiring set of pages, and making them usable and functional, within the University portal structure. I have since been employed for a few hours a month to maintain the site, adding further developments as appropriate, and continuing to improve the general structure in response to feedback. Whilst the…

Law at the University of Winchester (2007)

Following discussions with David Chalk, I produced an online presence for the new law degree at the University of Winchester in under 10 hours, using information prepared for print, re-purposing/structuring for the web, and uploading information using the University's Content Management System. I suggested appropriate image types, which were then provided by the University marketing team. Further time was then spent investigating other University Law websites to look for other possiblities for web content, some…

Web Usability (2001-2002)

These pages are the result of a 5 month project investigating what makes a web page usable, and thus effective. Members of staff in all departments of the University of Winchester (formerly King Alfred's College/University College Winchester) were questioned as to the use that they would possibly make of webpage design (within teaching, research, and assessment). Usability and information structure were deemed more important than aesthetics, although this was still a consideration. Designed primarily for…