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
  • 19+ 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

I have a few PHP, Javascript and CMS experts that I work with when required – which is handy.

Right now I am...

  • 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

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
Thanks so much for your help with those changes, I really appreciate you turning that around for me on such a short deadline. You've been extremely accommodating and helpful in piecing the product together, and I know everyone over here will be thrilled with the final result. Gina, Manly Sea Eagles
Very impressive turn around! Thanks mate, I really appreciate it. In hindsight, this should have been done a long time ago. Looking forward to the next stage of development! Oskar B, Sino Resources Capital
This is perfect thank you, great job as always. Eric, NRL
I like the sizing and fonts, I think it's a clean design and the key points are emphasised well! Paul P, Dasck
Hi Dave this looks GREAT!! Thank you... Thanks so much Dave!... very excited about the launch!... Fantastic Dave, this is looking incredible. Josh, JT Allen
Great job turning this around. Thanks! Sara, RLIF
Thanks Dave, You’re a legend! Much appreciated. Al, Specialised Force

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