Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies

Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at UMW, Year: 2016-Present
Tools: cPanel, Installation Applications Installer, WordPress (Premium theme with Visual Composer page builder), CSS

I am the site manager and digital content producer for DTLT’s website. I built the site using a premium theme, Uncode, and the page builder plugin, Visual Composer. I built a child theme for Uncode so that way I could make a few CSS changes. I’ve built eleven unique page styles, each of them serving a different purpose and trying to convey specific information in the best way possible. I also reorganized and updated the documentation guides on the website. As of March 2017, there are over 20 documentation guides that I update whenever the digital platforms and tools update. I also built the page template for our Building Blocks of Domain of One’s Own, which are a series of adaptable modules related to digital identity and understanding the web that faculty can use in their courses. In addition, I took and edited all of the head shots (I did not take mine) for my team members. In total, I manage 45 pages across the site, and have co-produced the content for all of them,

Domain of One’s Own Site

Domain of One’s Own (UMW Domains), Year: Late 2016-Present
Tools: WordPress (custom theme, custom page template, custom plugin), CSS

Domain of One’s Own (DoOO) is a project at the University of Mary Washington managed by the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT). The DoOO project allows UMW students, faculty, and staff to register their own domain name and associate it with a hosted web space, free of charge while at UMW. With their Domain and corresponding web space, users will have the opportunity and flexibility to design and create a meaningful and vibrant digital presence. In December of 2016, the Digital Ocean droplet that the DoOO was on, was accidentally deleted. In turn, everything was lost except for some page templates that have important account content information for users, which can be recreated with a custom plugin my colleague, Martha Burtis, and I built to allow shortcodes to call the custom page templates. We rebuilt the site together in four hours one afternoon. I saw this as an opportunity to redesign and clean up the website. Many of the features on the old site had broken (the screenshot is from a while ago and from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine), and since we needed to get the site back up and running for users, I decided to leave any broken features off of the site until we could return to them, and if we wanted to return to them. The new site is very simple and has all of the information the users need. Below are some screenshots of the design of the DoOO site. Two of the screenshots for pages are internal pages, the Migration Information page, and the cPanel page. The cPanel page is a custom page template that has cPanel embedded on the page and takes up the entirety of the page.

Undergraduate Portfolio Site

Year: 2014 – 2015
Tools: cPanel, Installatron Applications Installer, WordPress (Custom Child Theme)

In the Fall of 2014, I redesigned my website that I created through UMW’s Domain of One’s Own project to become an online portfolio and resume site. This site, built with WordPress, featured a heavily customized child theme of the free version of Flato. I customized nearly every aspect of the theme’s CSS and created a custom WordPress page template for the home page.

Free Version of Flato
Free Version Flato. View Demo
A screenshot of my site as it was during my undergraduate years
My child theme of Flato. View Full Site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Fall of 2014, I redesigned my website that I created through UMW’s Domain of One’s Own project to become an online portfolio and resume site. This site, built with WordPress featured a heavily customized child theme of the free version of Flato. I customized nearly every aspect of the theme’s CSS and created a custom WordPress page template for the home page.

University of Mary Washington Then & Now

History 428: Adventures in Digital History at UMW, Year: Spring 2014
Tools: cPanel, Installatron Applications Installer, WordPress (Child Theme), iMovie, Adobe Photoshop CC, CSS

In the Spring of 2014, I took the senior seminar History course, History 428: Adventures in Digital History. In this course, we had to create websites that explored a topic in digital history. Our mission was to create and display a digital exhibit of then and now photographs depicting the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus dating from the school’s establishment in 1908 through the present time. We also did our best to provide context for each of the photos in an effort to portray the evolution of student life and campus structure. The site has a responsive WordPress child theme, which I created, featuring customized HTML and CSS elements I designed and incorporated myself. I also took many of the pictures on the site, and create some of the “blended” then and now pictures using Adobe Photoshop. View Site