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Cambridge University Students' Union - project management and site re-development -
www.cusu.cam.ac.uk

A very challenging project which saw, within 10 weeks, replacement of an abandoned site that had a poor CMS setup, conversion of an older SSI-based site to run under modern web standards using more current server-side technology, extensive content reorganisation, archival of material, shut down and merger of several old sites, implementation of a WYSIWYG editing system, training, conversion of sub-sites, domain transfers and ownership changes, documentation and Wiki setup and creation of databased elements.

A full CUSU Website Report [PDF], detailing the work undertaken, is available on the site and was produced for the benefit of the organisation's governing body.

The design (see left) for the main CUSU site was designed by Peter Parkes, Hidden Chemistry.

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Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge -
www.spri.cam.ac.uk

Another recently-refreshed site done for my day job. There is much synergy with the main Geography site, with aliasing and databased elements common to both.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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Department of Geography, University of Cambridge -
www.geog.cam.ac.uk

A recently-refreshed site done for my day job, based on a fluid-width design, using resizable text, valid HTML and, like all my sites, an ultra-low maintenance technical design.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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New Hall, Cambridge -
www.newhall.cam.ac.uk and

New Hall Art Collection -
www-art.newhall.cam.ac.uk

A large website for New Hall, a women's college of the University of Cambridge.
(new site subsequently launched, 3 years later)

This large project involved the replacement of the College's existing site, including reverse-engineering of previous MacPerl/MGI scripting. Large amounts of markup had to be cleaned up and migrated to a valid XHTML codebase. The CSS layout includes a variety of effects including opacity for the submenu.

The Art Collection website was part of the overall project. This is driven off three CSV files which together form a relational database. Apache's mod_rewrite is used to generate clean, permanent URLs. The house style is automatically aliased across the sites for ease of maintenance.

New! Rated 31st in the Guardian's list of the Top 100 university websites, and fourth amongst the Cambridge Colleges.

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  • Accessible - Level 2
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International Glaciological Society -
www.igsoc.org

Overhaul and a new design for the IGS's site.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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Cambridge Cycling Campaign -
www.camcycle.org.uk

A large website for the Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

The site is around 2,000 pages large, and includes various innovative features, such as a '404 monitor' to inform the webmaster of broken links and 'newsletter threads' which link articles together through a fourth dimension of navigation! The newsletters area includes an automatic generation system to stick articles together and provide navigation.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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Cambridge Green Party & Cambridge Student Greens -
(new site subsequently launched, 3 years later)

A website for the local Green Party, constructed in accessible XHTML/CSS2, using semantic lists for the navigation bars.

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  • Accessible - Level 3
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Personal website -
www.lucas-smith.co.uk

This site, which can now be viewed in a variety of different styles (some of which are deliberate in-jokes ...), through the magic of stylesheets.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
  • XFN friendly
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Cambridge Coastal Research Unit, Department of Geography -
http://www.ccru.geog.cam.ac.uk

A small research unit site for my day job. Accessible coding, stylesheets for layout and a variety of menu (list) styling in use.

  • Valid XHTML
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  • Accessible - Level 1
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Harda project, Department of Geography

A very small research project site for my day job. Uses ultra-accessible XHTML and CSS2 for layout. Particular attention was paid to producing semantically-correct markup.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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Quaternary Palaeoenvironments Group, Department of Geography -
www.qpg.geog.cam.ac.uk

Another site done for my day job. A deliberately simple but accessible design.

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Department of Geography Intranet website

Probably the first site using CSS Positioning in the University of Cambridge, the Intranet site done for my day job, with a choice of styles available.

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  • Accessible - Level 1
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'Responsible Practice' website coding and implementation -
www.responsiblepractice.com

Another project for Entico, implementing a supplied design.

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'Responding to Climate Change 2002' website coding and implementation -
www.rtcc.org and www.solutionsauxchangementsclimatiques.com (now offline)

Implementation of a design (supplied to me) for the 2002 edition of a guide, in both English and French, produced both online and pressed onto 20,000 CDs then being given away at the 'Rio+10' Earth summit!

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King's College, Cambridge -
www.kings.cam.ac.uk (new design subsequently applied)

A major professional project, the website of King's College, Cambridge, viewed internationally. Included documentation and full training. In October 2002, a service release was issued to improve further the site's managability.

Three years later, the site has now been replaced with a new design, but the structure appears to have remained in place.

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Ephyra -
www.ephyra.co.uk

A small site for an excellent group of musicians, updating an existing design and dealing with hosting and other arrangements.

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Girton College website replacement -
www.girton.cam.ac.uk
(now replaced)

Girton College approached me to redo their website. The site is the lowest-maintenance site I have written; indeed it can be maintained by secretarial-level staff, as the house style and even the location-sensitive navigation systems are all inserted automatically.

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Entico.com website replacement -
www.entico.com (now replaced)

Entico.com, a publisher of environmental information at major international events, approached me to re-engineer their site, based on a supplied design.

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'Responding to Climate Change - COP7' website re-engineering -
www.rtcc.org/cop7 (now offline)

Entico's guide, 'Responding to Climate Change - COP7' was another site they asked me to re-engineer, based on a supplied design. I also dealt with the hosting and domain arrangements for the two sites.

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Kuk Sool Won, Bury St Edmunds -
www.kuksoolbury.co.uk
(now replaced)

A small site for a local martial arts group, based on a supplied design.

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Cambridge Cycling Campaign Committee filespace

Effectively a web front-end for the thousands of documents which make up the the Cambridge Cycling Campaign's archive, used by the Committee.

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The Saraband Consort -
www.sarabandconsort.com
(now replaced)

A London professional consort of singers and players of Early Music.

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A personal website -
http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/elw33/

A personal website for a member of Cambridge University.

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Floodplain Biodiversity and Restoration

Another site done for my day job, based on a reworking of a previous site.

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Policy Implications of Common Property Resource Knowledge

Again, another site done for my day job, based on a reworking of a previous site.

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TallisDesign -
www.tallisdesign.com

A small site put together to act as a title banner for my website consultancy work in late 2001.

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CUSU -
www.cusu.cam.ac.uk

While at CUSU, I made many improvements to its website and increased the amount of content significantly.

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CUSU Green Campaign -
www.green.cusu.cam.ac.uk
(now replaced)

Also while at CUSU, I redid the Green Campaign website from scratch.

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The Creation Event 2001 -
(now offline)

The Creation Event 2001 was CUSU's main event of the year, with 2,000 visitors and major DJs and other attractions. Images on the site were supplied by a designer.

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One World Works -
www.green.cusu.cam.ac.uk/careers/2001/

One World Works is an 'alternatives' careers fair run jointly by CUSU and the Cambridge University Careers Service. I did the website for the fair in February 2001.

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Collegium Regale -
www.collegiumregale.co.uk
(now replaced)

The website for Collegium Regale, the Choral Scholars of King's College, Cambridge.

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Library 2000 musicsale

A page for the sale of music from the Chapel, part of a project completely to renovate the music library I had been running there.

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Whirl -
[now archived]

A site I did for an excellent band called Whirl. This has now been replaced by another site elsewhere, because the band has relocated and changed members.

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2nd election website -
[now archived]

The website, formerly at the domain name www.martinforservices.com, which I did for my bid to be re-elected to CUSU, which I lost by 1% of some 2,400 votes cast.

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1st election website -
[now archived]

The website I did for my bid to be elected to CUSU first time around (and won, just!).

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Resources for College Green Officers -
[now archived]

Originally part of my personal website, this was a series of resources for Green Officers at Cambridge colleges.

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KCSU -
[now archived]

This is from the KCSU site (KCSU is the King's College Student Union, of which I was the environment officer and computing officer). I coded the whole site (and in some bits wrote material for it). It's now been replaced by a new site, but this fragment gives you an idea of the old site, of which I am quite proud, as is received over 3,000 hits in the year and a few months that it was present.

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Pages on Baby Milk Action's website -
www.babymilkaction.org

Likewise, I've converted a few (and I mean about three!) paper versions of various resources on the Baby Milk Action website into HTML so the whole world can see the murderous activities of Nestlé and the like. I'd love to do more for them, but there's just not the time at present.

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King's Environmental Appraisal summary -
[now archived]

OK- so it's not much, but hey, it was the first page that I did, so it's pretty basic.

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