Tier 2 – Weather Widget


Number of People: 2+

Basic Skill List: HTML. CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Flash, Illustrator, Photoshop, communication, cooperation, problem solving, working to a brief, meeting deadlines.

Extra Skills: jQuery plugins – TweenMax, simpleWeather, MySQL, PHP, JSON, InDesign, Final Cut Pro.

What skills are needed to create a project of this level?

For this project you will need a minimum of two people.

You will need someone with coding skills that can bring in data – someone who can collate everything and put it online as a webpage.

They will need to know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and possibly various jQuery plugins like TweenMax or simpleWeather.

For a project like a weather widget you won’t need a database, but for other projects you may need someone who knows MySQL, PHP and JSON in order to extract and use the data.

This person may or may not also be the coordinator, so they must be able to explain clearly what they need to the artist. There is also the option of bringing in a facilitator to hold workshops for your young people and teach them the code they need.

You will also need an artist; someone able to draw all the illustrations for the website/widget or create any animations that might be needed.

The artist will need to know at least the basics of Flash, Illustrator and Photoshop. They might also be able to use InDesign and video editing software like Final Cut Pro. They must be able to work to a brief.

The whole team must be able to communicate and cooperate with each other, as well as be able to problem solve and be able to meet deadlines.

Depending on the size of the project, this may be enough people to complete the project, however for something like a Weather Widget, you may need several people working on the same things at once, for example: two artists and two coders.