Oakton Web Site
In March 2000, I became National Marketing Manager at
Oakton Computing Pty Ltd (now
Ltd). The company was preparing for listing on the ASX,
and I lead a makeover of the company branding and seeing
that the prospectus was published in time. As part of the re-branding process I designed and built a
new Oakton Computing web site.
The idea was to come up with a web site that was quick
and easy to navigate, and not too difficult to maintain. Nothing super fancy and detailed. Just a
clean, simple, up-to-date design.
The following software tools were used to build the
- Microsoft FrontPage 2000
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v5.01
- Microsoft Windows 2000
- Adobe PhotoShop for Windows v5.5
- Adobe ImageReady v2
- WS_FTP for Windows
The site was hosted by
WebCentral on a Microsoft Internet
platform using Windows NT Server and Internet Information
Server with FrontPage Extensions.
I simply built a set of key graphic elements using
Adobe PhotoShop 5.5. Then it was time to fire up Microsoft
build a new cascading style sheet.
In July 2000, the totally revamped Oakton web site went live. In
2002, the Oakton web site won an award for the quality of
the careers and recruitment section of the site.
My design and implementation remained in use as Oakton grew from 60 to 300
people over a three year period. As other businesses were acquired
and integrated into the Oakton group, their web sites were changed to reflect the
style and design of the Oakton web site. It was replaced
with a new makeover designed and built by Andre Czausov sometime
around the middle of 2004.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007