My client, KMI (Knowledge and Merchandising Inc.), had entered into partnership with Pentland, owners of the Speedo brand. KMI were busy developing a range of toiletries for launch in the UK.
As a Devon based web designer, I had designed and produced a showreel presentation for KMI / Speedo and they were very impressed. They invited me to build a website to promote the new product range. Back in 2002 when I designed the site, Flash animation was in vogue and I also added some 3D elements for good measure. The menu was a drop-down system that worked in all browsers (very rare at that time). The browser wars were hotting up back in the early noughties; Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator and Opera were causing major headaches with web page rendering – more consistency came with Firefox and Safari many years later. The site also had a CMS facility to handle media activities.
Sadly the website was retired in 2004 after the products were withdrawn from market. The design stands proud and can be viewed on my server. It was designed for small monitors (800 x 600 pixels) during the early noughties. Please note that some links and pages may be inoperable.
ClientKnowledge and Merchandising Inc. Ltd.
RoleDesigner and Developer
LinkView the Project