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Oakton Web Site

In March 2000, I became National Marketing Manager at Oakton Computing Pty Ltd (now Oakton 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.

Design Philosophy

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 Tools

The following software tools were used to build the Oakton web site:

  • 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.

Site Construction

I simply built a set of key graphic elements using Adobe PhotoShop 5.5. Then it was time to fire up Microsoft FrontPage 2000, create the basic page structure, add-in some some JavaScript, add in a few ideas of my own, and build a new cascading style sheet.

The Results

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.

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