Interface Design NRL Rookie

Client: NRL
Completion: May 2016
Visit: NRL Rookie Site

  • 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...

  • Designing and front-end coding an online software service for the Australian real estate / strata industry. This electronic strata voting app allows lot owners and strata managers to setup & vote on strata agendas.
  • Working with Signet to lift their online presence. Interface design & code, EdMs and digital graphics are all part of the suite of changes underway.

Testimonials

The NRL Rookie site is looking great! Legend! Fantastic... Really appreciate your efforts Dave! Sara, NRL
Epic! Thank you! Legend... Perfect! Thank you, as always! Reece, NRL
Thanks Dave, all looks perfect... The site is looking absolutely brilliant and is exactly as hoped for it to look and function. Tony M, NRL Wellbeing & Education
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
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
I like the sizing and fonts, I think it's a clean design and the key points are emphasised well! Paul P, Dasck
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
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

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