Barnwell Driving School

Barnwell Driving School – Website for Mark Crisp who has been teaching people to drive for just over 10 years in and around the Cambridge and Newmarket area. He teaches a wide range of pupils from the age of 17-70, including beginners, refresher, confidence building lessons, motorway tuition, pass plus and fleet assessment's. Site built using jQuery and valid XHTML Strict and CSS. The excellent visuals were created by Mark and optimized for screen display by me and the tag soup created by MrSite's WYSIWYG editor was tidied to allow Search Engine's to see the content of the site more easily. The titles of the pages were also made much more descriptive to aid searching.


CamSticks Co. – Advertisement site for this new Cambridge based stick making company. Used Eric Meyer's reset.css to ensure that users of all browsers have the same experience. Effects are powered using the jQuery library. Graphics are based on celtic themes (The pattern was designed by myself in the SVG graphics format - it is based on 2 different glyphs which are transformed in order to create a seamless piece of knotwork) with the font being Copper Plate, this combination was used as the client lives afloat and I was seeking to mimic Narrowboat sign-writing.


NECT – This site for a charity uses ECMAScript to automate page element creation via DOM manipulation. It also utilises lightbox to get greater impact from the number of sumptuous images made available by them. While the exact percentage of users who either disable ECMAScript or use browsers without ECMAScript is unclear it is generally reckoned to be between 5% and 10%, thus using ECMAScript for page element creation might mean that 1 or 2 out of every 20 users will have a less than ideal interaction with the site. I was keen, however, to further explore the abilities of ECMAScript within this context, especially as the client was unsure about the scripting capabilities of the hosting which he had purchased.

Older version of Indigo Architecture site.

Anil Barnes – Initially working as a consultant I designed this dynamic single page site for Indigo Architects. The client wanted complete visual control without resorting to proprietary technologies such as Flash. The site is optimised to work on 800600 display resolutions without looking too cramped upon larger displays and primarily uses three slideshows created using ECMAScript to show examples of the practices' work. Significant care was taken to allow the client to update/alter the site when required, this is reflected in the readme and the general cleanliness of the code. Though Flash is notorious for not being accessible to disabled users the approach I opted for is also problematic as screen readers do not recognise changes to the structure of the page made after the page is loaded.