- This was my first WordPress project.
- The site was a full rebuild, and it was the first City website to move to WordPress.
- Some challenges I faced:
– Almost the entire content needed to be re-written.
– I needed to find a better way for tours to be booked.
– It was hard to find services, cost and other pertinent information.
- I used bootstrap for the basic framework to ensure the site is responsive and mobile-friendly.
- My role: designer, developer and content writer.
City of Orlando Intranet
- In 2013, the City intranet had a minimum of 3 different designs present from various redesigns, and it was being updated through FrontPage.
- Challenges I faced:
– Limited information was posted to the home page, providing employees with only some event and news information.
– There was constant struggle on what could stay up on the intranet, and for how long.
– There was no archive or pagination, so employees could not look up events or news that was taken off the home page.
- I used a paid theme and modified it to fit the needs I identified through research. I also set up the WordPress multi-site option to separate content between the various departments and divisions – giving a total of 13 subsites.
- My role: content specialist and developer.
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- Since FrontPage was not longer supported and many web authors could no longer use the software, it was decided to move cityoforlando.net onto a CMS, WordPress.
- Challenges faced:
– We needed to reduce the number of pages and attached documents that littered the site.
– The new website needed to be responsive, as at the time at least 40% of web traffic came through mobile devices.
- To prepare web authors, I created a writing and WordPress curriculum.
- I worked with the Spanish Web Coordinator to update translations to the new pages, as well as create new pages.
- Phase 2:
– As the new web app developer, I was asked to redesign the home page.
– My team and I worked with Code for America to update content to be more user-centric and remove city hall jargon.
– Designed a new subsite to entice users to order a free tree. Also, this approach moved traditional content away from specific divisions and created a consolidated place for all tree information.
- My role: during phase 1: content specialist, assist in development and information architecture and troubleshooting. Currently, main developer and designer, while working with the graphics team to ensure branding and style guidelines.
WiFi Login Page
- This page had not been updated since it was created several years ago.
- Original version was not responsive, and “agree”/”disagree” buttons were at the bottom of the page, after scrolling.
- I redesigned the page to be responsive, made terms and conditions contained in a text box, so you wouldn’t have to scroll unless you were reading it and added “agree”/”disagree” buttons to the top of the page. Also included new City branding.
- My role: Designer and developer.
- Created separate website to allow for Orlando Main Streets program to move into a newer phase of promotion.
- This was to help highlight the various districts and attract locals and visitors.
- Needed to be colorful, responsive and promote the districts.
- My role: developer. Designed in-house by the Senior Graphics Designer. We worked together to determine the course of action and functionality of the website.