SUCV website 2011
March ~ August 2011
An updated version of the old Sheffield University Conservation Volunteers website.
Keywords: HTML, CSS, PHP
The 2005~2010 version of the website was buggy and had content hard-coded into the template, meaning that committee members couldn't edit parts of the site that were outdated. I volunteered to fix it, and once I'd delved into the back end it became clear that a makeover was long overdue!
I enabled editing for all content blocks, fixed broken PHP code, added and edited pages, replaced deprecated HTML tags (like
<center>) with CSS styles, and re-wrote the stylesheet from scratch.
The philosophy behind the design was to complement legacy content (such as the distinctive title banner) while establishing an idiosyncratic yet approachable persona for SUCV (carefully thought out front page blurb, 'Biscuits!' page etc). The result is a website that runs on a modified version of the old custom CMS, but is thoroughly new in outlook.
The following semester I upgraded the website to the 2012 version.