I have been building websites professionally since 1998 and have a thorough understanding of current coding and web standards.
In May 2012, I received a Master of Liberal Arts in Information Technology with a concentration of Digital Media Arts and Sciences from the Harvard University Extension School. Selected samples of my work can be found in the tag cloud in the sidebar.
This project is an HTML5 mobile web application that is an administration tool to facilitate trail and shelter maintenance for outdoor clubs. The shelters and lean-tos of the Green Mountain Club of Vermont were used as demonstration data and proof of concept.
Worked with client to customize a Yale University approved Drupal theme. Working with their brand, we started from scratch, provided wireframes, and followed their web accessibility guidelines to provide a fully functioning responsive website. Also provided a MailChimp email theme the client could use for future e-newsletters.
Worked with an Elementary School Principal who needed a new HTML email newsletter designed that would be sent out to their community.
The old way of doing things was to organize all the info in a Google document weekly – then when the day came to send out the email via gmail to the school community, they would save as a PDF and attach to an email. They mentioned users did not want to take the extra step to have to download a PDF and it was hard to read on mobile devices.
They could not use a service such as MailChimp or Constant Contact due to the fact that they used listservs and users needed a way to unsubscribe if they desired. The solution had to be straight forward with no custom HTML added since the users were not equipped to edit on their own.
I came up with a solution that involved designing the template email in Mailchimp, saving it as a template with a google chrome plugin called Gmail™ Email Templates, then training the user to add their content to the template and send to the listserv.
User would continue to organize content in the google document for the week as they had always done. On the day of, they would create a new draft in gmail, apply the blank HTML template, copy their organized content into the body of the email, apply a few header styles, and send to the listserv.
Worked with the candidate to build her online presence which included:
- Connecting her social media
- Creating posts based off her mentions in the media
- Creating NGP VAN sign-up forms for volunteering and donating
- Creating the color scheme from her logo
- Creating an HTML e-mail template based off of the new site