This is the day job. This singular domain contains multiple sites and applications; all with varying degree of heft in purpose. The namesake site. The primary marketing website at domain education.asu.edu was completely redeveloped in the Fall of 2015. The re-development and redesign of the site included integration of University Web Standards and Analytics plus a content re-alignment to target audiences based on Marketing’s directives.
The site was migrated into a Webspark distro from an original 300+ page Drupal 7 proprietary build. This was done via xml batch exports pulled for each content type. The new site would sport a bootstrap framework, making adherence to University Web Standards a snap. Analytics and Salesforce were integrated at this time as well.
The site was also extended to accommodate a tabbed page of events, a wide array of continually evolving RFI forms with custom logic, a custom Faculty directory, and continuous ad hoc additions of interactive integrations like slideshows and video. Marketing copy writers integrate content with the site directly, via the standard Drupal UI. The site also provides a robust and somewhat complex permissions setup for multiple users.
The development and design work fell to a team of 3 that worked with Marketing to define and build the site. David worked as front-end developer along side back-end maverick Tim Knuck. The project lasted 3 months. David also interacted intensively with Marketing to define information architecture and other ideas which were then accommodated into the build.
Order of the process
- Discovery/Re-discovery session
- Composition design accommodating
- Content Migration
- Content Rewrite
- Permissions & User Rewrite
- Configuration/Functionality redevelopment: this included multiple Custom Content types, custom Views, custom templates (.tpl), University Saleforce and RFI integration.
- Site hosting is via git deployment through a multi environment (Dev/Test/Live) situation.
Much of the university’s standards are coming into form as of this document’s writing. Some aspects of the Education site needed to be custom coded due to lag in definitive mandates and protocols by University executive teams.
Ensuing to the site redo, development of a college newsletter on a responsive HTML design followed the site rebuild.