Anti-War Research

During my last job as a research assistant on the project Internet Activism: Anti-War Movements in the Information Age I have worked with a colleague to revamp the project website. One of the key aims of this project is to produce work that is accessible beyond the academic realm of social science. The website gives us one way of trying to achieve that aim. As the project continues over the next year we will be using the site as a place to explain our findings. We hope that the site also gives a certain amount of accountability, since those who we come into contact with...

knowledge to action

K2A is an organisation that seeks to create new forms of business model in order to promote entrepreneurial work that is both economically successful and socially benificial. Working with a range of organisations, and providing services particularly to the not-for-profit sector, K2A’s work is based on a strong understanding of the local impact of large-scale economic activity. My involvement in this web site included: Instituting another person’s graphic design using HTML and CSS. Writing customised javascript for interactive menus. Writing a PHP contact form....

Raising Active Citizenship Awareness thr...

Connected to ALACSY, the RaCATEL website was set up specifically to enable communication between students from four EU countries all working on similar projects relating to the use of municipal websites. The site therefore aims to encourage easy publishing of stories and comments by students and interaction through an intuitive commenting system. The site is based on the open source CMS, Drupal. My involvement in the website has included: Installing Drupal and the required mySWL database on the server. Customising Drupal installation to manage appropriate features for the...

Active Learning for Active Citizenship S...

This Home Office funded project uses its website for communication with a wide range of stakeholders including staff, potential students, policy makers, and other organisations in the adult education sector. It is more than simply a shop window, however. The richly featured content-management system on which it is based allows integrated content authorship and editing. Staff are encouraged to frequently write reflections on their own teaching work. Customisations to the CMS allow workflow management through an interactive workplan display and editing system. This site is...

Creative Action Network

The Creative Action Network are responsible for the hugely popular community arts event, the Sharrow Lantern Carnival. The website’s aim is primarily to encourage involvement in the carnival. This participatory event is highly photogenic, so I created an easily updatable photo gallery script that would show off pictures from a range of photographers in a visually appealing manner. My involvement in the website has included: PHP scripting for original photo gallery software. Modifications to site design using HTML and CSS. Regularly updating content. Visit the...

Sheffield Social Forum

Sheffield Social Forum sought to be an open space to encourage political discussions and networking among activists in order to promote positive social change. Its ‘shop window’ website aimed to give those curious about the forum a simple introduction and multiple opportunities for contacting the group. The site is complemented by a wiki-based website where much of the work of the group has been carried out. My involvement in the website has included: Complete site design using HTML, CSS and Javascript. Updating content. Visit the Sheffield Social Forum...