About

Hi, my name is Gary Pigott. I am a software developer, web designer, systems support person, in fact a jack of all trades (and hopefully master of some). My company is Cybernet Computer Systems it's website is www.cybernet-computing.com where you can find out more about me and my company.

This is the coursework site for my recent MA in Web Design & Content Planning at the University of Greenwich. I had intended that this be another CMS based site (Drupal actually) but in the end the size of the site didn't warrant a CMS based solution, so I converted the original site into this simple single page.

Note, this site is best viewed with Javascript turned on.

Webpage Design

This course covers the design and implementation of web pages and small websites. It is concerned with the client-side technologies that form the three layer web; the structural layer, the presentation layer and the behavioural layer – HTML, CSS and JavaScript respectively.

Course outline, www.coursestuff.co.uk/DESI1183

Projects

Richardson's Specialist Bakers
A hand coded website for Richardson's Specialist Bakers, a fictional local business.
Bicycle Doctor
A working demo for the redesign of a bicycle website, the real website can be seen at www.bicycledoctor.co.uk.
Assorted mini projects
For details of other associated resources please visit the old web design course work page.

Applied Art

This course's focus is on the design aspect of this process. Information design, graphic design, interaction design, branding, typography, photography and incorporation of other media (such as audio and video) all play a part in the creation of the website’s design and production.

Course outline, www.coursestuff.co.uk/DESI1182

Projects

Film project: Reservoir Dogs
A hand coded website advertising the (fictional) re-release of the film Reservoir Dogs.
Essay: Use of Grids in Web Design
An essay discussing the use of grids in website design.
Speakerdeck: Use of Grids in Web Design
A speakerdeck presentation for the above essay.
Typography project: The Terminal
A hand coded film based website The Terminal produced with no images.
Assorted resources
For details of other associated resources please visit the old applied art course work page.

Web Thesis

Students will research, develop and implement a live website as a practical illustration of the skills and ideas learned on the programme.

Course outline, www.coursestuff.co.uk/DESI1052

Projects

Thesis Research Report
The final version of the research report for cybernet-computing.com, including initial site analysis.
Cybernet Computing Website
The live website, implemented with the Drupal content management system.
Assorted other resources
For details of other associated resources please visit the old web thesis course work page.

Content Management

Students will research, develop and implement a dtve website as a practical illustration of the skills and ideas learned on the programme.

Course outline, www.coursestuff.co.uk/DESI1052

Projects

Presentation: Revenue Generation Models
A PDF version of the presentation on website revenue generation models.
SpeakerDeck: Revenue Generation Models
A speakerdeck presentation for the above.
Blog Post: Revenue Generation Models
A PDF version of the blog post for the revenue generation models exercise.
Website Strategy Report
A website strategy report for the fictional Ocean View bed & breakfast business.
Assorted other resources
For details of other associated resources please visit the old content management course work page.

Website Planning

This course builds on the skills developed during the Webpage Design course and covers the design and implementation of medium to large scale websites. It is concerned with some server-side technologies, such as PHP scripting and MySQL databases in addition to the more advanced development of client-side technologies.

Course outline, www.coursestuff.co.uk/DESI1184

Projects

Demo Site
A team developed demo site for an architects practice (password protected)
Original Demo Site
My original demo site (password protected, see above)
Original proposal document
A PDF version of the original proposal document for the UP website project (password protected, see above).
Assorted other resources
For details of other associated resources please visit the old website planning course work page.