The XWA Battlezone is an online forum based wrestling game, also known as an e-fed. During the time I took part in the game I also helped out with the running of it by creating a number of websites to promote the game to new players.
Over the years I have worked on different XWA websites. I see the XWA websites as being both the last ‘amateur’ websites that I made as well as being the first ‘proper’ website I made. The old sites that I made for XWA were created using Adobe Dreamweaver’s front end design view back in the days before I knew anything about writing code. These sites were very image heavy and mostly an excuse for me to do either Photoshop or Illustrator work.
After starting university and getting an understanding of the correct way websites should be made a redesign of the XWA website was the first that I ever worked on from a pure HTML and CSS level. No more table layouts or images serving as content, while the XWA website wasn’t by any stretch of the imagination perfect I will always be really happy with how it turned out because it shows a clear step up in my ability as as web designer.