I was hired to build the website for the brand new Norwegian management and software consultancy company Leverage51; who provide workshops, seminars, and coaching, with a focus on Kanban-style leadership.
I was responsible for the web design, logo design and front-end development; and was given the go-ahead to use nothing but the most modern web technologies; as a result, the site is mobile-first responsive with content-focused breakpoints, powered by HTML5 and CSS3. My main aim for the design was to keep it simple and professional without looking too plain.
Through my work in the online action sports e-commerce industry I was given the chance to work on the redesigned Santa Cruz Europe webstore as a front- and back-end developer. The core functionality was built over a little more than a month, extending a custom theme and several plugins. The site is built with Magento Community Edition and hosted on a Rackspace Cloud server.
For the university module Data, Schemas and Applications the main piece of coursework is a group website requiring the use of several APIs to collate and present information on two twin cities. The mandated components are weather, news, and maps; as well as three other components of our choice, which were Last.fm, Instagram and Twitter.
My first piece of coursework in the module Web Design Principles mostly involved front-end development. We were given a design comp for the front page, and were expected to create four additional pages of realistic information. The site was for a fictional surfboard shop called "Sam Boyd's Surfboards".