Here’s a few projects I’ve worked on over the years, ordered in how recent they are and how much I remember them. Every now and again I think I should write more of these down, but here’s a few for starters. If you want to find out more about me look me up on Linkedin.
Oxfam: ArmsTreaty.org created the first version of this in a hotel room on a creaky laptop – uses the nice DiyMap flash module to produce colour coded maps on how different countries voting intentions on the global Arms Treaty. (Now updated, with a much nicer design along with the main Control Arms site). I also helped create the first version of the Robin Hood Tax website, and worked on Channel 16.
World Development Movement redesign: wdm.org.uk this was a biggy. Move a large and complicated website of over 10,000 pages over to a content management system, with a nice new look, lots of bespoke code, in 6 months with not very much budget. The CMS was Drupal, and the template was designed by Howdy.
Other fun projects at WDM include WhoShouldICheerfor.com – a take on the World Cup that presented development issues as a way of choosing which team to support (Ghana did well, the USA did badly), an open-source online activism script, a ping-pong game featuring a government minister who couldn’t decide which department he was working for, getting Gordon Brown’s attention on YouTube and causing a virtual protest on Second Life.
Friends of the Earth: Enews newsletter template / system / process. So good they waited about 10 years before changing it. I was a digital fundraiser at Friends of the Earth, but the email newsletter (first with Constant Contact then using PHPlist) was the most enjoyable and
a bit a lot more successful. Most of the behind the scenes technology has changed over the years, but still a great place to have worked.
World Land Trust: First proper job was here – I did a lot of work on the website, and created a helping chameleon along with the Focus on Forests website. Also my first taste of SEO, getting ‘Buy an acre of Rainforest‘ to the number one spot in google, and designing a ‘carbon balanced’ website on the back of a beermat.