Interface Design NRL Rookie

Client: NRL
Completion: May 2016

  • Interface design
  • Front-end code (HTML, CSS, jQuery)
  • CMS (ExpressionEngine)

The NRL commissioned me to design and build a new responsive website for their reality TV show ‘The NRL Rookie’.

Initially the site’s focus was to allow prospective players to apply to be on the show. The deadline date was locked and project time was around 2 weeks from kickoff to go-live.

Then in 2016 it came time to update the site to broadcast catch-up episodes, exclusive videos and player bios.

The site uses ExpressionEngine as the content management system (CMS).

The client can add and edit content (including videos) & review and edit all applicant form submissions.

In 2016 the videos now come from the Brightcove API - allowing the NRL admins to create and tag their videos once, in one location.

The NRL Rookie site is looking great! Legend! Fantastic... Really appreciate your efforts Dave! Sara, NRL

Applicants had to answer lots of questions - multiple choice, full text, links as well as upload two images. Some questions show / hide additional fields based on user input. Validation is client-side using jQuery as well as some server-side validation for security and key fields.

A custom report and admin tool was then built to allow the NRL to filter, grade and process all the applications.

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Quick facts

  • Freelance web designer based in the Blue Mountains (just outside Sydney)
  • Prefer to work from my office
  • Hour rate: $ contact me
  • Project rate: $ will quote
  • I'm passionate about quality
  • Married, with two great kids

Read more about me...

Skill & software overview

  • Trained graphic designer
  • 22+ yrs commercial experience
  • User-centred approach
  • Advanced Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Advanced HTML & CSS
  • W3C & WAI compliant
  • Responsive / Mobile friendly
  • WordPress customisation
  • ExpressionEngine customisation
  • Craft CMS customisation
  • ZenDesk theme customisation

Right now I am...

  • Working with Australia's premier racing data provider 'Racing and Sports' on their new online presence.
  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.
  • Working with the NRL on an updated event-map application and membership search web-app.

Testimonials

What an absolute superstar! Quite often we work with developers that are very slow on the uptake, thanks so much for completing these tasks so quickly. Eli, Castleford
Dave has delivered great service and outcomes on several of my businesses. Creative, reliable and all round legend - highly recommended. Nick Crawley, Nick Crawley Consulting
Well done. Thanks a million. Quick and efficient. Peter R, Balmain Sailing Club
Great effort! I really like working with you as you can work off my short scribblings and make sense from the resulting in a cracking web page! Rickard, Corality
I just wanted to thank you for the work you've put in – you're a true professional and I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone (except our competition!) Al, Specialised Force
Thanks Dave! Definitely more than happy to recommend your work in the future, you've made our emails at signet 100 times easier! Jessica S, Signet
Epic! Thank you! Legend... Perfect! Thank you, as always! Reece, NRL
Dave you’re amazing. Thanks for updating so quickly. Chrissy, Duco Promotions Limited

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