AppledoreBanding.org | Research, Design, Development

Requirements gathering, information architecture, Wordpress theming, PHP, HTML/CSS, SASS, responsive design, mobile first, Javascript/jQuery

AppledoreBanding.org Design

The Project

As a freelance project, I designed and developed a dedicated website for the Appledore Island Migration Station on Appledore Island, Maine.

The Problem

The banding station's online presence was limited to a couple of faculty pages on a university website, designed for banding station volunteers. As a result, the information was difficult to locate and difficult for banding station staff to keep updated. Furthermore, the station had no public-facing online presence that might serve to attract potential new volunteers and supporters.

The Approach

I started by interviewing the head bander to gather information about her goals for the new site and then expanded the research to include all banding station volunteers. I then sketched out a proposed site map, created several style tiles showing some options for the visual treatment of the site, and worked with the head bander to finalize the style tile. Once the design was finalized, I developed the site using WordPress as the CMS.

Development Details

I used the following techniques to develop the site:

The site was launched in May 2016.

Live site

Github repo

The Result

The features of the new website include:

My Role

Solo project: I did all design and development work.