The Configural Processing Consortium (CPC) is an annual workshop where configurality researchers convene and discuss current topics in the field. Townsend Lab is a main organizer of the consortium. When I worked for the lab, I redesigned the website to help organize the workshop and archive past and future materials, and gave it a clean and professional look.
I started with making an inventory list of content on the old CPC website. After checking with the lab directory of the content needed for the new website, I proposed a new page layout and site architecture. After discussing with the director and some iteration on the layout, I created wireframes for the new site.
Once the wireframes were approved, I created visual assets such as a logo, color theme, and typography to incorporate into an interactive mock up. After some revisions on the mock up, I implemented the whole site with HTML and CSS, based on a Blueprint CSS framework.
Form needs to follow the meaning. The purpose of the website is to let organizers and attendees of the consortium quickly find out information they need, so a simple and clear layout to clarify paths to information turned out to be a good solution.
Learning by doing is the most effective way of quick learning. During the project I had several ideas in mind that I’ve never actually implemented before. By looking though examples and tutorials I was able to not only implement my vision but also improve my web design skill.
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