This website was developed for Greenwich UTC's Greenpower effort, where an electric kit car was built from scratch and a racing team formed to participate in a 60 minute Formula E School Series endurance race.
The target platforms for this project were the latest Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. Supporting these browsers ensured that the website would be operational on restricted college computers, and could be accessed by sponsors or other interested parties.
The website was developed by myself using existing code from a separate project, initially allowing development to progress at a rapid pace. This development strategy became a hindrance when implementing new features, such as the team blog, which did not fit well into the existing system's architecture.
A computer security enthusiast who accompanied my programming sessions started to grow familiar with the codebase, and over time was able to provide input for new features, identify existing issues, and carry out penetration tests against the website.
Since there was a high level of autonomy within the team, I took the initiative to suggest and produce two promotional videos for the website.
Working alongside several members of the team and the media department, it was possible to procure a drone, action camera and other photography equipment necessary for the production. We were able to capture all the desired footage during the car's subsequent test drive.
During an open day, the videos were set up on portable displays alongside the electric vehicle. The headteacher became aware of this and arranged for the videos to be displayed on a digital signage display in the reception area.
A team from Greenwich University (PGCE) helped out with concept merchandise designs, the original logo design, and promotional banners for the project - most of which are available in the public team gallery.
The graphical design work carried out by the PGCE team laid the foundation for the overall design language of the website, and gave the entire project a very professional look.
- jQuery 1.6.3
- Object Storage