The Greater University Chamber of Commerce–started in 1965–is home to the University of Washington and many unique commercial districts. The main site for the Chamber (udistrictchamber.org) is a resource for local businesses and neighborhood outreach. The site for the yearly street fair (udistrictstreetfair.com) receives heavy traffic each spring and is used by both vendors and attendees. U District Unique (udistrictunique.com) is the new brand promoting businesses and events in the neighborhood. The goal of this project was to combine three existing websites onto WordPress to improve ease of management, and scalability.
After setting up surveys of both current and prospective site users, I determined how to structure information to best serve visitor’s needs. I designed three WordPress templates based on a similar layout that was user-friendly and easy for the site admins to manage. Additionally, I facilitated the process of moving existing site data to its new home on WordPress.