In 1998, my parents bought our family our first real, modern desktop computer (A Compaq Presario running Windows 95!) I absorbed myself with the internet, making website after website (My very first being a crude fansite for the PS1 cult classic Xenogears). I still web program to this day and it’s my current day job.
Though online content has moved on to WordPress and other content management systems (CMS), I’m not a huge fan of pre-built CMS templates. Convenience and cookie-cutter layouts can never replace the charm of old-school web design.
I programmed almost all of the website myself in PHP, CSS and XHTML (Using the BlankSlate WordPress theme as a template).
Other features include custom WordPress shortcodes to make content updating easier, DISQUS comment integration and a custom loading screen. It’s even responsive-like, as the site looks different across desktop browsers, iPhone/smartphones and iPad/tablets.
I contributed to its backend coding and migration of content. There is nothing visual to show as I had minimal involvement in the site design. Additionally, the backend code is property of the College.
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