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The Takahe Project

A Narrative Website

This project was to create a narative website around some content I were given, it was essentially to show my abilities in HTML5 and CSS3.

The content was about a previously thought to extinct bird called a "Takahē" and the man who discovered it "Dr Orbell". The South Island takahē is a rare relict of the flightless, vegetarian bird fauna which once ranged New Zealand. Four specimens were collected from Fiordland between 1849 and 1898, after which takahē were considered to be extinct until famously rediscovered in the Murchison Mountains, west of Lake Te Anau, in 1948. Until the 1980s.

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Paper To Screen

Bringing my sketches to the computer

Seeing as I didn't have to come up with the content for this website it gave me more time to think of a unique style and direction to go in. From the examples I seen and from what other people were doing there was a lot of people doing it in the style of The National Geographic, I knew I didn't want to follow the trend so I decided on doing mine in the style of an 8-bit game, using pixel art, which isn't something U have done before but I have always wanted to try it.

I started out with sketching out these pixel art characters and layouts for the website, before trying to dive in on the computer and learning how to create pixel art.

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Bringing my sketches to the computer
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I'ts All Coming Together

A showcase of the final product

Getting all of the pixel art created it was time to start putting all of them together. To start with tho I added all the markup text in so that I could see how all the content was layed out.

Once the content was in, it was time to start styling the website, adding in the colour scheme that I thought of in the design process and finally adding all of my pixel art to flesh out the website in my own style.

Click the image below to see the website

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