yourarthere.org Redesign Proposal

We do not propose drastic changes to the architecture itself. Mainly we suggest possibly changing the name “Publicity” to “Press.”

proposal outline

The Coleman Center

Web2: Your Art Here and Coleman Center redesign project

For our next project we’ll be working directly with two non-profit organizations to create newly designed, database-driven websites for each. We’ll talk with the clients, learning what their needs are, and create architectures, recommendations, and designs to match those needs. Finally, we’ll learn to install WordPress, mark-up the designs as WordPress themes, and transfer their content into the new site(s). Here are the organizations and links to their current websites:


The Coleman Center for the Arts (CCA) is a contemporary arts organization in York, Alabama, that uses art to foster positive social change, answer civic needs, build local pride, and use creativity for community problem solving.


Your Art Here is an Indiana-based non-profit public art organization created to provide local communities with an opportunity to engage in visual, public dialogue through the use of billboards and other public spaces.

The plan

  1. Logistics
    1. Nominate team leader
    2. How will you communicate?
  2. Create a recommendation
    1. Description
      1. Describe what you will be doing for the client
    2. What is possible?
      1. Generate ideas (Post-it notes)
    3. Architecture
      1. Make an outline
    4. Content management?
      1. WordPress
      2. Drupal
    5. Moving content
      1. What issues are there in regard to content?
    6. Design
      1. Notes
    7. XHTML/CSS
    8. Social media and other functionality
  3. Meet with client
  4. Setup WordPress
    1. Begin working with client to understand how content will be organized
    2. Come up with a plan for moving content
    3. Begin moving content
  5. Begin design iteration
    1. Look at really good design
    2. Work on your design
    3. Take a break
    4. Repeat
  6. Code markup
  7. Create WordPress theme
    1. WordPress cheatsheet
  8. Launch!!!
Example sites

The Zimmerman Agency

The Zimmerman Agency is looking for two web developers (one junior and one senior level). Here’s the high-level skills list:

    Strong HTML/XHTML, CSS and JavaScript skills
    Experience with ColdFusion or PHP
    Comfortable slicing Photoshop files
    Experience writing SQL queries
    Working knowledge of jQuery or related framework
    Experience developing apps for social media platforms
    Development experience with open-source CMS tools

Interested folks should email a PDF resume to:
devjobs@zimmerman.com

PROJECT M

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Project M is an intensive summer program designed to inspire young graphic designers, writers, photographers and other creative people that their work can have a positive and significant impact on the world.

http://www.projectmlab.com/