I redesigned and implemented a new web site for a client, the John D. Chang Foundation. The previous web site was pure HTML and CSS, so the client had to consult a web specialist every time they wanted to change the content. To alleviate the issue, I scraped all of the web site’s content and moved it to WordPress, a content management system that makes it easy for anyone to add, edit, or delete content at their discretion.
Using the WordPress Thesis theme, I was able to completely customize the CMS for the John D. Chang Foundation, using CSS, HTML, and PHP. I also took advantage of Thesis’ built-in search engine optimization features to make the web site show up faster in search engines. I had the opportunity to learn a few tricks in Adobe Photoshop, and I used the tool to recreate the logo, and to make the collage that is seen under the navigation. I also introduced the client to social media outlets, such as Facebook and YouTube.
The web site for the John D. Chang Foundation was my first opportunity to professionally develop and design a front-end user interface for a client. I learned a lot about web development and design, cross-browser compatibility, and social media. I also learned the importance of accuracy and neatness, since this was a relatively large web site that people visited often.