This site was created on a Windows XP machine at a resolution of 1280 x 1024, coded in Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 and validates according to W3C guidelines, as Transitional XHTML 1.0 for design, CSS 2.0 for styling, and ASP for user interaction. Furthermore, code has been ‘cleaned’ using the tool, Tidy 1.1.5 and tested at a variety of resolutions in Internet Explorer, Opera and Mozilla Firefox.
The primary objective of this site is to showcase the talent and work achieved by Mark Webster in the hope of him gaining further employment experience on a freelance basis. It is here, where you will see evidence of his continual improvement and high levels of quality in his work which makes him a true professional and a worthy employee in his chosen field.
It is commonsensical that a designer would want his online portfolio to be viewed by as many people as possible in order to satisfy its aims, however this is not often the case.
After all, if your site is an online portfolio showcasing your talent, the users of your site may one day be paying your wage.
With that in mind, a key aim was to take the issue of accessibility beyond the bare minimum of ALT Tags in images and design a user centered site that could be viewed and used to the best of everyone´s ability.
For more information of this in action, please read the Accessibility Statement.
- Search Engine Optimization:
Marketing and the Internet go hand in hand, therefore it was evident that promotion of this site was crucial in order for it to be successful in reaching the target audience, employers.
Achieving this aim was made possible by extensively researching popular keywords which reflected the sites content and objectives.
Individual META, Header, and Title tags were then optimized accordingly before submitting the site to numerous search engines and online communities.
However development was not always plain sailing. The main problems faced when designing this or any site is IE's failure to interpret the CSS box model correctly, in which a few hacks and workarounds have to be implemented.
You can view more information about this at the Web Standards Project
If you wish to know more information about this site and it´s accessibility features, please read the Accessibility Statement