PMOG design

I’ve been slack about writing this up, but better late than never… One web project I’ve worked on while not prancing around at college has been Justin Hall’s Passively Multiplayer Online Game (PMOG) in association with the BBC. The gist is that Justin and Duncan Gough have been looking for ways to turn browsing the web into a game, with the added bonus of educating new users about the internet and its culture.

PMOG ScreenshotI worked on design and HTML/CSS for the site, but because I’ve been so slow in writing this, and the project has already moved on so much, that there’s little of my work left to see. Much of the action has moved into a Firefox plug-in, rather than an HTML frame, which is an improvement. Still, I was very pleased with what I eventually did, Alice Taylor at the BBC pushing me just a little further than I’d otherwise have gone, with the result that it’s one of my favourite ever designs. It’s certainly more satisfyingly colourful than usual, which is progress. Here’s one of my templates for posterity (with a few placeholders for future icons) and you can read more about the project here.

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Monday 14 May 2007, 3:30pm

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