Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN) is an independent organisation network set up to be a representative voice for all users of Mental Health Services in Bristol. The organisation required a website to be built to allow them to promote their network digitally.
This project involved consulting with the committee and attending general meetings to discuss options and feedback. A full project plan was developed for this website, including research, website setup and development, and training material.The goal of the website was to keep things simple on the homepage, and allow the user to explore the website through different pages.
The homepage opens up with any number of large striking images, powered by the Master Slider WordPress plugin. Underneath, a brief one line introduction of the organisation, and latest news from BIMHN. Clear and consistent navigation is at the top of every page, with the full logo on the home page, and an inline logo elsewhere on the site and when scrolled down on the homepage.
Each page is simple, with a sidebar on the left for pages, with sidebar page navigation, or on the right for blogs or news articles. Social Media is integrated to the website, with share buttons on every content page. The site is set up to allow blog posts and news articles, with the ability to keep them separate in the backend. A calendar page also exists for events by BIMHN and in the Bristol area.
The website uses the Bootstrap 3 framework and uses WordPress as the CMS.
The BIMHN branding was designed by the team at Union Design in Bristol.
WQDB.org is a quote database for use by the ‘Worming’ community (people who play the Worms series of games by Team17), and usually include people from the GameSurge IRC channel #worms. The site is powered by WQMS, a quote management system written by myself from scratch in PHP.
WQMS1 has been running reliably since 2009, but was in need of a rebuild from the ground up to improve visual design, site security and code readability. WQDB2 has achieved those goals, with a clean and responsive interface, HTTPS and use of audited encryption libraries, and a refined codebase using the Smarty template system and other PHP libraries managed by composer.
WQMS2 is due to go live in September 2016 on WQDB.org
Ctrl+Alt+Donate was a 25 hour charity gaming marathon, running during on the weekend when the clocks go back. The event was run at the University of the West of England and the aim was to raise money for toys and games at Bristol Children’s Hospital.
A website was needed and developed as an aide to promote the event, as well as provide information on how to participate and what happened last year.
The website uses the Bootstrap framework, is mobile and desktop optimised, and was developed on top of the MSL content management system. The website was available from ctrlaltdonate.org as well as uwesu.org/ctrlaltdonate as a minisite.
As well as developing the website I was a core organiser and in charge of the technical running of the event, including organising networking with the university IT department and AV provisions.
The event was a success, and raised over £1000 for Bristol Children’s Hospital.