Completion: May 2016
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.
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.