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The following pages demonstrate aspects of web systems and design.

Victoria J Cooper - Artist Victoria Cooper is an artist who specializes in portraiture. Based in Scotland, she undertakes commissions for portraits of humans and other animals, especially horses. The remit for this site was to establish a clear branding and display examples of her work. The use of Microsoft Silverlight has enabled a more interactive view of her gallery of work. The site is also being prepared for e-commerce.

The UK Specialist Group This e-tailer sells Gifts, Watches, Jewellery and Accessories. Strong Brand names are key to their business: names such as Betty Boop, Swarovski, Border Fine Arts, Charlie Bears, Willow Tree, Accurist, Rotary, DKNY, Dolce & Gabana, Citizen, Sekonda, Antica Murina, Lladro, Radley and Snowbabies.

The site reflects the strong history of the business in retail.
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SEA Equestrian Data Bank Scottish Equestrian Association is the Governing Body for Equestrian Sports and Activities in Scotland.

Supporting their web presence is the Equestrian Data Bank (EDB). This is an online datastore, complete with admin pages, which stores data about equestrian organizations.

Free to use, this is a rich, shared resource. After registering, an organization can maintain all their own data online. The main web application is an event service. This displays on the SEA site and also drives a number of other equestrian web sites.

In addition, the EDB supports a multi-organizational membership system.

South Lanarkshire Horse and Pony Access Group Access to the countryside has been a big issue over recent years. SLHAPAG has been involved in coordinating all equestrian interests within the area and liaising with local councils to ensure that the horse perspective has been heard.

This simple site is a point of focus for members and interested visitors. The home page carries news and events.

Data for the site is stored within the Scottish Equestrian Association (SEA) Equestrian Data Bank - a free-to-use facility availbable to any organization with equestrian links.

Hanover Fine Arts This Edinburgh commercial gallery, while small, has a distinctive clientelle. Many of the artists are from the former Sovient Baltic states. The site is simple in that it has facilities to display the calendar of exhibitions and also examples from gallery artists.

Meirionnydd Oakwoods The Meirionnyd Oakwoods Habitat Management Project is an EU supported Forestry Management Project to restore and maintain the Temperate Rainforests and Atlantic Woodlands of north and west Wales.

The contract to develop the web site for this important project was won in open competition.

The key elements of the site are: - twin languages, to inform, to interest and to be a mechanism for communication. The site contains many images and video clips as well as substantial amounts of technical information.

The project was launched by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas, Presiding Officer of the Welsh Assembly, on 20th May 2005. During his speech, he made reference to the importance and quality of the web site supporting the project.

BBC news reported on the launch - have a look at their report.

Riding Clubs in Scotland This is a portal for British Riding Clubs in Scotland. It displays news and events about Riding Clubs in the area.

Polnoon Castle Riders Association This site, apart from showing how a club portal can work, uses the event listing facility provided by another alanarnott.net site the Equestrian Data Bank. The Polnoon site displays Polnoon events from the listing and has a link to the EDB site for access to the full listing service. It also carries a news feed from the EDB site.

The site also contains a number of functions for Club members - the facility to display adverts, results and also to administer their membership details.