WINenergy Web Site
In October 2005, I was asked by the team at
WINenergy to build them a new web site.
I wanted a clean, simple but friendly and inviting look
for the WINenergy web site. Plus I wanted to switch to using
CSS for layout instead of tables.
The starting point for the design of the WINenergy web
site was the andreas02 template by
This CSS based table less template was ported to Etomite,
modified to meet my requirements, plus made more
cross-platform browser friendly.
The following software tools were used to build the
WINenergy web site:
- Etomite CMS
(running on a Linux platform using Apache, MySQL, PHP
- Microsoft Internet Explorer v6.0
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Adobe PhotoShop CS
- Adobe ImageReady CS
- Adobe Illustrator CS
- WS_FTP for Windows
- HTML Tidy
- NoteTab Pro
- TopStyle Pro
The WINenergy web site runs using the Etomite Content
Management Systems, an open source solution released under
the GNU license scheme. Etomite is a CMS solution built using the
language with MySQL
for the database.
Several Etomite Snippets were created to generate various
elements of the web pages, e.g. the page crumbs, various menus,
page specific meta tags etc. Snippets were also used to generate
pages from the documents database, e.g. site map, news listing etc.
The DHTML Menu used for the main top menu is licensed from
Milonic. The data for the menu is generated live
from the Etomite document database using an Etomite snippet.
The web site is hosted by JaguarPC on servers running the Linux
operating system, using the Apache web server.
The WINenergy web site respects W3C standards. The web site is currently
validated to XHTML 1.0 Transitional with
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).
Various page elements were built and/or adapted to the
WINenergy colour scheme using Adobe
Then it was time to research and write the content, and
build the required web pages. As WINenergy only had a very
basic, interim web site up and running, it was all done from scratch.
The WINenergy web site
looks best on 800 x 600 or better resolution displays.
WINenergy web site went live in early November 2005.
Tuesday, 30 October 2007