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Web 2.0 Timeline; a history

JUNE 2016 – WEBSITE LAUNCHED

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Most current post above. History is below:

September 2015

  • Work “starts over” on the new site, as all pages and menus have to be recreated
  • Work on web submission forms and “web portal” for faculty begins

May 2014

  • Meetings were held with area representatives to determine what was wanted/needed from a new site. A new menu structure was laid out. The main goal of the meetings was to attempt to unify the School of Art site throughout all areas.

June 2014

  • Many meetings were held with the help of Jeremy Hughes in the College of Arts and Sciences to determine the best course of action for the site.
  • WordPress was chosen over HTML for many reasons.
  • Began exploring WordPress plugins and overall design

July – September 2014

  • Found a much needed calendar plugin and implemented it with great success.
  • Began to wire-frame main site to work out design issues

October – December 2014

  • Main site exists on WordPress in basic form
  • Imported old WordPress blog into new site
  • Continued to explore various plugins
  • Began to wire-frame area pages
  • Discovered many problems with excessive splash pages and attempted to find solutions
  • Broke all content down into editable word documents to give out to faculty

January 2015

  • Gave out USB drives to area faculty to edit. Instructions are included

February – April 2015

  • Began to input content from areas as they came in
  • Made more wire-frames to work out new design issues as content arrives
  • One area site is completed as a tester

May 2015

  • Attended a meeting held by communications to unveil new UT WordPress template. The college expects all who use WordPress to use this template. The menu structure, and several design elements are drastically different.
  • Met with Sarah Lowe to discuss progress, and warn her of new template.

June – July 2015

  • New template is released by communications
  • A hold is put on all Arts & Sciences department sites to use the new template for changes to be made, as requested by the dean.

August 2015

  • Changes are completed by communications for all Arts & Sciences sites
  • Dean Lee releases new “required menus” for all Arts & Sciences sites
  • Reworked School of Art menu to be compatible with the new required menu
  • Met with Jeremy Hughes to go over new template

September 2015

  • Work “starts over” on the new site, as all pages and menus have to be recreated
  • Work on web submission forms and “web portal” for faculty begins

March 2016

  • Most of the new site is completed with some content still MIA
  • Ewing and Downtown Galleries were set up to migrate old sites to WordPress with help from Jeremy Hughes in Arts & Sciences
  • Target launch date: June 2016

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